Earrings Guide
Education & Buying Tips

Both piercing and tattoo are the two oldest kinds of body modifications known to us. Throughout history, this piece of jewelry goes along with humankind. Nowadays, earrings became a part of our culture and modern fashion. Now to make a long story short, let's talk about significant issues. What is essential for us?

Earrings Types

There are six types of earring backings and four significant types of earrings design. And if choosing earrings type is a matter of fashion and individual vision or taste, choosing earrings backing is a practical issue. Every type of it has it's positive and less positive aspects.

Let's start from the four major types of earrings:

Stud earrings
drop earrings
hoop earrings
Huggie earrings
Diamond Stud Earrings

Diamond stud earrings are the most fashionable earrings design in the world. It's the most ultimate type of earrings. It can be worn for every occasion, and it doesn't matter if it's a cocktail, party, or official event. The same is about the style, and it will perfectly fit formal, evening, business, and casual fashion style. It is a fantastic type of earrings that perfectly fits every occasion in her life. All you need is to choose the backing type for stud earrings, and we will take care of the rest.

Drop Earrings
Chandelier
As said in the Oxford Dictionary (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/chandelier_earring): Chandelier is a long, elaborate dangling earring, typically consisting of various tiers of gemstones, crystals, beads, etc. I believe this is the best definition of this earrings type. Light and airy earrings are usually used as birthday and anniversary gifts.
Dangle earrings
Dangle is something that swings loosely. Dangle earring set with diamonds is attractive jewelry. It increases the quantity of light refraction and retractions due to its continuous moving. Dangle earrings are usually used as anniversary and bridal gifts.
French earrings
Classic design. Eye attractive. This style is used for most of the expensive diamond earrings. French earrings are usually presented for all kinds of occasions, like bridal, anniversary, newborn, and birthday gift.
Earthread earrings
It is the most modern earring design. It can be made with long metal wire or delicate chain. In the case of fine chain ear thread, the earring is held by friction between the chain and earlobe. In this case, we don't advise to set any precious stones in it. The chances of losing the earring are relatively high. If we choose the metal wire for ear thread earrings, the safety of it increases. Light and airy design don't implicate the use of large stones. In order not to violate a light look, we regularly use diamonds up to 0.30 ct.
Hoop Earrings

They are lovely earrings. This earring style will make her look younger and happier. It's not only airy and beautiful, but it's also not so expensive as a center stone diamond earrings.

Hoop Earrings vs. Huggies Earrings

A lot of people confuse Hoop with Huggie earrings; even major jeweler stores do. What is the difference between the Hoop and Huggies diamond earrings? It's easy to explain. Diamond hoop earrings are always round shaped. Huggies are oval-shaped. The hoop earring is thinner, containing one row of diamonds only. Huggies are thicker, and it may be set with several rows of diamonds even by pave setting. Huggies are shorter, closer to the earlobe, hoops are bigger and thinner, making it look much lighter. Both earrings have two backing types: level back (or up-lock) or latch back (push lock). I prefer the last one, but both of them do good work.

Huggie Earrings

Elegant and stylish. Earrings without center stone make Huggies an inexpensive and beautiful choice for her gift.

Types of Earring Backs

Backings serve to keep earrings in place and prevent the loss of fine jewelry and valuable gemstones. Below are descriptions of the most popular styles of earring backings.

Screw
Push
French
Latch
Lever
alpha-back

In Conclusion

If you need to choose Push back or Screw backing for a stud earring, avoid thin, standard backings sold in jewelry findings stores and offered by most jewelers. Look for thick, custom made backings that will provide safety for your earrings.

So, I hope these small secrets will help you make the right choice.