Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easy Terminology for Earring Types and Styles

There are so many different types of earring styles and new ones are popping up all the time. Here is a nice list of earring styles with a bit of explanation so you can be in the know.

* J-Hoop Earrings - These are very similar in look to a hoop earring but they are "J" shaped. They can be found in pierced or non-pierced styles.

* Button Style Earrings - These are earrings that don't have movement and sit close to the ear.

* Hoop Earrings - This style of earring comes in many different shapes and sizes. The most common hoop styles are round and oval shapes, but you can also find hoops in squares, rectangles and triangles too.

* Chandelier Earrings - This style of earring has a lot of movement and several dangles that are suspended from one stationary piece of the earring.

* Dangle Earrings - This term describes any earring that has movement that falls below the edge of the ear lobe.

* Clip-on Earrings - These are earrings that are made specifically for non-pierced ears. A piece of metal or fiber is threaded through the pierced hole of your ear and dangles down in the front and back of your ear.

* Stud Earrings - This is a style of pierced or non-pierced earring that has simply one gemstone or one small metal ball. These are always simple styled earrings for a very classic and modest look.

* Ear Cuffs - These are tiny earring hoops that are shaped like a miniature cuff bracelet that hook on the outside of your ear. They can be adjusted to fit your ear, perfectly.

by Kaye Lefier, Contributing Editor at, online store specializing in wooden jewelry boxes and leather jewelry cases. Kaye is an avid Jewelry Collector and writes about Jewelry and Jewelry Trends.

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