How to Choose the Right Earrings for Yourself?

  • September 15, 2015

There are so many types of earrings that you will be left confused when making the perfect choice. A good thing to do will be to choose more than one earrings. But even that could be a difficult option. So before you make any choice, it is important to know the different styles which are available.

Stud Earrings

Stud earrings are simple and small, and widely worn. They will typically feature a gemstone or diamond or a metal ball (precious metal) floating on the main earlobe. They feature a post and the stud is attached to it. It has a more classic appeal that makes it the perfect design to be paired with almost any dress.

Diamonds and gemstones can add tons of sparkle to earlobes in stud earrings. Typically, plain prongs are sued for securing the stones. This gives more exposure to the stone. These earrings are also considered to be highly versatile. You could wear them with different outfits – from your wedding dress to those casual jeans. If you want to flaunt optimal fire, it is recommended to choose diamonds with SI2 (clarity) and I-J (color) grades as minimum.

Pearl Studs

Pearl studs are considered to be more traditional and timeless in their appeal. They are available in endless colors, shapes and sizes. Freshwater and akoya pearls are widely popular and they are often supported with tiny, single diamond to get the additional luster.

Chandeliers

Perhaps the most popular of all types of earrings, chandeliers feature a cascading design comprising of a mixture of metals, stones, diamonds and pearls. They typically have a dangling shape with the earlobe. They can have multiple precious metal pieces and/or stones dangling and twinkling. If you want to draw eyeballs when moving, these are the perfect earrings for you.

Teardrops

Again, as their name suggests, these earrings look like teardrops. They are often made of gold or silver and feature gemstones. What makes them different is that the design makes them dangle below earlobe. This type of earrings are also available with lots of embellishments and are often promoted as dangle earrings.

Hoops

Hoops are also more traditional earrings, which are made from flat or rounded metallic pieces. What makes them unique is that they run across the entire earlobe – from the front to the back. You can find them in different widths and circumferences.

Huggies

These earrings have lots of similarities with hoops, but they are not as big. they will typically have a wider but smaller hoop that fastens onto your ear using a clip-on system. you could find them in precious metal and also in plastics.

Cluster

These types of earrings will sit on your earlobe and can have groups of different stones and embellishments. The stones can dangle even below the earlobe. These are perfectly suited for occasions where you want to display something flashy.

When choosing your earrings, it is important that you consider your face shape. It is essential that you not only understand the different earring designs, you must also know what will suit well with your face shape.

It is often seen that you should consider the shape (silhouette) of the earring as well when matching with your face shape. It is not essential that a particular style or design must look perfect with your face. There are many earrings that come in different shapes. So make sure that those shapes also match your face. So consider all these factors when choosing the perfect earring for yourself. you could always find great pieces in precious metals studded with various gemstones in affordable prices, but make sure to choose something that suits you best.