Ear Jewellery

Earrings, pendants, or stud earrings have been fashionable accessories for thousands of years. While the first known forms of ear jewellery were simpler works made of wood, bone, or stone, they have developed into filigree jewellery and are often made of precious materials such as gold, silver, or gemstones.

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Ear Jewellery

Jewellery for the Ears Is Part of Humankind's Culture

Whether earrings, pendants, stud earrings or clip-on earrings - wearing jewellery on the ears has a long tradition in almost all human cultures, both for women and men. The oldest known earrings are believed to be between seven and eight thousand years old and were found in Mongolia. Over the millennia, ear jewellery has been more or less popular at different times, but nowadays, it is impossible to imagine life without it as a fashion accessory.

Ear Jewellery Comes in Many Varieties

There are many diverse types of ear jewellery, which differ in the shape of the clasp: Hoop earrings are rings that are put through the earlobe and closed. On the other hand, pendant earrings are attached to a hook and simply hung in the earlobe. A stud earring is a piece of jewellery with a small pin attached that is pushed through the earlobe and secured behind the ear. Finally, clip-on earrings do not require a pierced earlobe and can be attached to the earlobe with a simple clip mechanism. A wide variety of materials are suitable for making ear jewellery. Ear jewellery used to be made of stone, bone, and wood, but later various metals, glass, and precious metals such as gold and silver were added. Pearl earrings or jewellery with precious stones or diamonds are also extremely popular. You can find many variations in our online shop, where you can buy beautiful earrings.

Ear Jewellery in the History of Mankind

Earrings, pendants, and stud earrings have been mentioned throughout the history of humankind in various contexts. They were primarily worn as jewellery and served as a sign of recognition or had practical use. In addition, they could carry symbolic character or carry a religious meaning. The ancient cultures of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans were already familiar with elaborately crafted jewellery for the ears, for example, as a lucky charm. Furthermore, gold earrings are mentioned in several passages in the Bible. Earrings are said to have had a very practical use for pirates and fishers. Gold earrings were believed to help finance a proper burial for sailors who drowned and washed ashore. There are reports that earrings were considered a remedy for illnesses for a long time. Especially eye ailments were thought to be alleviated by wearing earrings. When ear jewellery was made from particularly valuable materials, it also served as a status symbol for the upper class. Today, ear jewellery is established as a fashion accessory in almost all cultures and scenes.