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Something you should know about earrings

History of Earrings

Earrings can be traced back to the ancient city of Perspolis, Persia, which is illustrations on the walls depict soldiers wearing earrings. The oldest earrings were the ones discovered in 2500 BC Iraq. During the impoverished Dark Ages, the popularity of earrings and other pieces of jewelry sharply declined. But with the prosper of nations again, especially during the Roman Empire, earrings became popular.

During the Middle Ages, earrings lost priority to elaborate hairstyles and skillfully crafted dresses. And it change this situation as collars became higher and hair was worn up. There were several rises and falls in the follow eras in the history of earrings for religious purposes as well as its popularity among males.

Types of Earrings

There are various types of earrings. Firstly, it will come to the stud earrings, the most common type. They are attached to the ear through the post, making it looks like floating on the earlobe. By the backward friction, these earrings are held in place to without fear of falling off.


The second type of earrings are the hoop earrings, which are circular earrings attached to the ear by wires. Hoop earrings are not complete circles with posts used to secure it to the ear.


There is also another type of earrings—the dangle earrings, which is the favorite among women. In order to avoid touching the shoulders, they are even measured by centimeter. Wires and posts are also used for ear attachments, but most frequently, wires are used shaped into a small hook.


In addition, another earrings - the hugging earrings, are so called because they seem to hug the earlobe. In fact, they are made by the earring crafters to show off their expertise in this field and tend to make elaborate and varied designs.


With the popularity of the movie Star Trek, the Bajoran or slave earrings become popular, too. They are a kind of stud earrings that have a thin chain attached to an ear cuff, and the ear cuff is then attached higher up on the ear.


The last type of earrings will be the ear threads made of slim delicate chains which are able to pass through the ear hole. They usually come out from the back and dangle. To add some style to ear threads, people usually place beads and other materials on the chain.


How to Choose Earrings that Suit Your Face

Oval Face
If you have a face that is as oval as Beyonce Knowles, then it’s strongly recommended that you use soft shapes of earrings. For example, pearls, teardrops, ovals and studs work the best.
Round Face
If your face is as wide as it is long, the best-suit earrings are those long, lean and angular curvy lines, which could help to elongate the round face.
Heart Shaped Face
The features of this kind of face is Narrow at jawline, wide at cheekbones and/or forehead. If your face happen to be this one, then you may choose earrings that are wider at the bottom than at the top. Those with soft curves or pyramid style work well as they are wider at the bottom.
Square Face
People who has a square face should prefer to earrings that are with angular, rounded edges as they will help to soften a square face. Medium to long styles are best and hoops look amazing.
Oblong Face
Oblong face is longer than it is wide, so the best choice for people with this kind of face should be chandelier styles with lots of volume and simple studs.
Diamond Face
If people have diamond face, earrings with more width than length, a combination of straight lines and curves are great for them. In addition, studs also look good on diamond shape faces as do small drops.

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