The Most Popular Types of Earrings
Posted on: 13/07/2018We get our ears pierced today because of how beautiful they make us look and feel. Earrings complete any outfit, whether that be for work, leisure or a special occasion. They add symmetry to your look and enhance your outfit by tying everything together.
At F.Hinds, we believe that earrings are a very important part to any woman’s jewellery wardrobe. There are so many different styles, fittings and designs available, which makes them wonderful gifts suitable for any budget or occasion.
Today we’re going to showcase the most popular types of earrings…
Butterfly fitted studs
Even though stud earrings are small and dainty there’s still a wide range of options available when it comes to stud earring style. If you prefer metal over stones, choose a ball stud or something a little more intricate like a heart, star, triangle or flower stud. Gemstone lovers could choose a single gemstone or pearl and diamond lovers could choose one striking solitaire diamond. Stones don’t have to be round cut either, they could be pear or oval, or the studs could feature a beautiful cluster of stones too.
Hook wire drops have a fitting that ‘hooks’ through the lobe. They don’t need to be secured either which makes it easy to put them in and remove them. Continental drops are safe and secure due to their lever spring fitting, and butterfly drops are fitted exactly like a stud.
Hook Wire and Continental fittings
Creole hoops are usually fastened with a snap-shut fitting and are a twist on the traditional hoop. The middle of the hoop usually gets thicker forming what looks similar to a half moon. Creole hoops are popular amongst metal lovers, and creoles can also be set with stones or designed with pretty patterns.
Huggie hoop earrings sit very close to the ear so it looks like they are ‘hugging’ the lobe, hence the name! They can be plain, patterned or set with crystals, and they are usually secured using a hinge secure clasp – this is what helps them to stay in place.
Half hoop earrings, also known as wedding earrings, are a modern twist on huggie or hoop earrings. Half hoop earrings are a popular wedding earring, and they can be set with beautiful stones or engraved with pretty designs. Jewellery lovers that find hoop earrings too heavy might prefer a half hoop earring as they’re lighter and can also fit a smaller budget. Half hoop earrings are also fitted with butterfly backs, making them comfortable to wear.
Classic Hoops, Creole Hoops, Huggie Hoops, and Half Hoops
men, those who want to wear one earring at a time, or wearers who want to mix and match different earrings at once. The two most popular styles of single earrings are studs, but they’re also available as hoops too!
Single Stud and Single Hoop