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Top 10 Types of Earrings

Written by: Editorial Staff

April 2, 2012
Filed Under Fashion 


One of the top ten types of earringsContributed by Heather Vecchioni, Top 10 Guru

Ears don’t often get much pampering.

They don’t get manicured the way fingers and toes do. They typically don’t receive massages, like the rest of your body does.

But what you can do is adorn them with lovely earrings. Earrings add a bit of sparkle and glamour to those lonely ear lobes and many types of earrings are available. So go ahead; pick out a gorgeous pair of earrings and make your lobes look fabulous.

10. Gold or Silver Hoops

One of the top ten types of earrings

Gold or silver hoops go with just about everything. Whether you are hitting the gym or going on a date, these versatile ear accessories glam up your lobes instantly. Ranging from super small to extra large, these earrings could be a successful go-to.

9. Clip-Ons

One of the top ten types of earrings

Oh yes, classic clip-on earrings are still around and for good reason. You know how some earrings are so heavy you’re afraid they’ll rip out of your ears? You don’t have to worry about that with clip-ons. They adhere to your ears easily and won’t cause any damage.

8. Simple Studs

stud earrings

One of the most versatile types of earrings are simple studs, either with small stones or in silver, gold or another metal. These deceptively plain ear accessories take your look from average to amazing because these are the ones that you mix and match to accent other earrings when you have multiple piercings in your ears. The softness and pop of color of simulated diamond earrings is affordable and works well with a variety of ensembles.

7. Diamond Hoops

One of the top ten types of earrings

Hoops are already gorgeous, but when you add diamonds to them they are even more so. The extra sparkle of the addition of diamonds to hoops makes your ears irresistible. Folks won’t be able to help themselves; they won’t be able to stop looking at your lobes.

6. Chandelier Earrings

chandelier earrings

Chandelier earrings look like how the sound; they are thin at the tops, then drape out into a beautiful design, reminiscent to the chandeliers that hang from ceilings. This earring style is gorgeous and makes your lobes look lovely.

5. Drop Earrings

One of the top ten types of earrings

If you’re looking for something simple, yet stunning, the drop earring may be the way to go. This gorgeous ear candy hangs down off of the lobe just a bit; offering some understated glam. You could choose a simple sterling silver design or bling it out with tons of diamonds. Either way, they’ll look amazing.

4. On-the-Ear

One of the top ten types of earrings

These sophisticated earrings are just what you need to add a bit of style to your look. Go with a knot-style earring or perhaps a jewel-toned birthstone earring. They’ll add sparkle and style to your ears in an instant.

3. Estate Earrings

One of the top ten types of earrings

Estate earrings are the old-school pieces of jewelry you likely saw hanging from your mom’s or grandmom’s lobes. They are antique-looking earrings that are super glamorous and sophisticated. Place them on your ears and your style becomes timeless.

2. Pearls

One of the top ten types of earrings

Pearls are perhaps one of the most elegant pieces of jewelry available. And they look totally at home when perched on your ears. Whether you want a sophisticated pearl solitaire or a pair of drop earrings with a pearl dangling from them, they’ll look stunning.

1. Diamond Solitaires

One of the top ten types of earrings

Diamond solitaires are perhaps the most gorgeous earrings of all. These sparkling stunners are simple, yet totally exquisite. They’ll brighten up your face and your ears, and look gorgeous with just about anything, from casual to formal.

With all of the many types of earrings available, you’re sure to find a pair that matches you and your style.


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