Drop earrings look and feel fantastic, but did you know earrings have been worn by both men and women for millennia? There is historical evidence that people in Egypt were wearing earrings as far back as 2500 – 3000 B.C. Over time, the popularity, style, and significance of earrings varied. For example, in India, the ritual of piercing a child’s ears became a religious ceremony. Today, earrings have become a way of expression and a fashion statement.

You can find many earring styles that evolved with the times and trends. When people were against piercing their ears, the jewelry industry created the clip-on, so everybody could accessorize and enjoy the beauty of earrings. Today, you can find so many different designs of earrings that you start to wonder “what’s next?” When a woman wears a pair of earrings she reveals her personality and her daily mood. The most appreciated types of earrings today are the drop earrings. These kinds of earrings come in different designs, shapes, and sizes and offer you the possibility of match them with any style and add elegance to your wardrobe.

Types of drop earrings

Drop earrings can be recognized easily because they “drop” below the ear. Depending on the shape and size of the drop earrings, you can find different types, including dangle drop earrings, tassel earrings, chandelier earrings, and ball drop earrings. These types of earrings are very classy and can be worn on formal or casual occasions. Refined and elegant women prefer drop earrings because of their discreet, feminine shine.

Dangle drop earrings. This type of earrings hangs and swings from side to side under the earlobe. The length of these earrings can vary. Some earrings can even brush your shoulders. The style of dangle earrings can be single wire or chain which extends towards an ornament piece, like a bead or gemstone. One of the most popular dangle earrings are the diamond gold dangle earrings.

Chandelier earrings. They used to hang from the ceiling, but now they are swinging from your ears. These popular earrings have a very rich history and go back since the time of ancient Greece. Archeologists have uncovered gold filigree chandelier earrings with enamel rosettes and small shell pendants from the third century B.C. Some people say that the chandelier earrings are the most seductive type of jewelry because they can attract or distract attention. One of the events most influenced by chandelier earrings is the Oscars.

Tassel earrings. These earrings have also become very popular in recent years. These fringe pieces can offer you a more detailed and expressive approach to ear accessorizing. This type of earrings can be worn as a delicate ornament or as a bold statement. This type of earrings is usually bigger, brighter and has punchy colors that evoke different styles, including tropical, metallic, or monochromatic.

Ball drop earrings. This type of earrings are an alternative to the tassel earrings and can come in different shaped balls and colors. The ball drop earrings continue to remain a strong choice for daytime dressing, as well as for event dressing.

Linear drop earrings are fashionable and elegant. They consist of one or more metal strands which hang from your earlobe. As the name suggests it, the metal strands resemble one or more lines. They can be flexible, in which case your earrings will dangle beautifully, or they can be inflexible. Linear drop earrings are ideal for both casual and formal outfits.

Of course, there are other types of drop earrings, such as the geometric drop earrings, and mismatched earrings. However, you have to know every pair of earrings can bring forth your features if you know how to pair them with the shape of your face. Drop earrings are so great because they can match every face type. Of course, if you have an oblong face, you may want to wear ball drop earrings instead of linear drop earrings.

You can find various types of drop earrings made out of materials such as silver, gold, rose gold, platinum, brass and many others. You can choose whichever you like most, but always keep in mind the shape of your face when purchasing your next pair of drop earrings.

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