Tag: Earrings

Earrings are a type of jewelry that is attached to the ear via a piercing in the earlobe. However, an earring can also be attached to any external part of the ear. Both men and women, from different cultures, and throughout the history of civilization wear earrings (¹,²,³). There are many different kinds of earrings and each can fit different places on the ear.

With regards to the location of the piercing, there are about 9 different types of piercings for the ear:

1. Helix/cartilage

2. Industrial

3. Rook

4. Daith

5. Tragus

6. Snug

7. Conch

8. Anti-tragus

9. Lobe

Earrings, like other jewelry, can be made of metal, plastic, glass, precious stone, beads, wood, bone, and other materials. They can also be designed in various ways such as small loops and studs to large plates and dangling. Some types of earrings include:

Stud earrings
Hoop earrings
Dangle earrings
Barbell earrings

Fun fact, earrings are called earrings because they look like rings but that fit the ear instead of the finger. Typically, piercings on the upper part of the external ear are referred to as “cartilage piercings“. Ear piercing, on the other hand, generally implies a piercing of the earlobe.

What Are Screw Back Earrings?

Screw backs are a type of earring back where earring post is threaded and twisted onto the clasp. They are much more secure than friction backs and almost as good as la pousette earring backs. While you screw backs work …

What Are Friction Earring Backs?

Friction earring backs are the simple clutch and post style type of earring back. Usually, a metal post passes through the ear piercing, and a flexible ear bolt slides over the post securing the earring in place. They can be used …

What Are La Pousette Earring Backs?

La pousette earring backs are a type of earring back that you use to secure different types of earrings. The la pousette back has two tabs located on both sides which are used to tighten the connectors inside of the …

Cartilage Earring Styles You Should Try

Normally, ear piercings are done in the earlobe. The soft fleshy part of the ear. However, cartilage piercings are growing in popularity, with many different cartilage earring styles to choose from, especially with multiple ear piercings. Types of Cartilage Piercings …

Earrings For Guys – A Definitive Guide

Traditionally, men wore earrings such as studs or hoop earrings as their main fashion statement. Stud earrings were customarily made out of diamonds, cubic zirconia, crystals, or gold. The more precious the material, the better (with regard to social status). However, as …

A History of Guys Wearing Earrings

Long before women wore earrings, men wore many different types of earrings. Shakespeare, Rembrandt, and King James II, to name a few of the more notable ones through history. Ancient Greeks and Romans, as well as Persian and Indian men, …

12 Different Types of Earrings

There are many different names for earrings and, whatever you call them, there’s one for every occasion. You can classify earrings by the types of earring backs or by the types of piercings. For now, we’ll focus on their design. …

Types Of Earring Backs – Explanation & Visual Guide

The 10 main types of earring backs are: Clip-on Earrings French Clips French Wire Jumbo Earring Backs La Pousette Backs Latch Backs Lever Backs Push Backs Saddlebacks Screw Posts Call them what you want. Closures, clips, stoppers, clasps, or hooks. …