Earrings Sailor

Earrings Sailor
Earrings Sailor

A hole in History: The Life and Times of the Earring

With the advent of the earring dating back to 2500 BC, according to various sources, no rejection believed this body adornment has endured many trends and styles. Today, earring fashions are as varied as their history and can be worn by both women and men.

For such a little thing, these earrings are a dramatic influence wielded through the centuries and in countless cultures. Ancient Persian carvings reveal soldiers donning earrings. In Egypt, ear ornaments, such as "earplugs" became fashionable some 1,500 years ago and is tired even by King Tutankhamen. Rich women of the Roman Empire used earrings to denote status. And the Greeks were known for decorating their statues of revered soldiers with earrings. Sapphires, emeralds and aquamarines are regularly used to adorn the earring by the 2nd century AD

During the Byzantine period, however, the ring took a backburner in favor of elaborate headdresses and hairstyles. The appearance of the Middle Ages Earrings caused to be almost nonexistent. Then, in 16th-century Italy, a change in fashions brought about the return of the earring when high-collar dress faded out of style and women began to wear their hair up and away from face. It took France and England another century before the change in neck elaborate costuming made way for the earrings. Then it was back fame, attention to design earrings will take two years. Created from gold and silver, the girandole earring featured three pear-shaped, gem-laden drops on a hook. One drawback - the weight of these earrings are known to cause long ear lobes.

The girandole earrings are replaced later in the 18th century pendeloque earrings, which are much lighter and longer length. The pendeloque is a perfect complement to the intricate hairdos and wigs of the day. In the 1800s, jewelry designers began to mount gemstones open back claw settings. Light reflecting through enhanced gemstone its color and glitter. However, earrings face a decline again when women started wearing their hair in a knot behind, hiding the ear Perfect. The wearing of ornate and simple bonnets also made the wearing of earrings temporarily obsolete.

Women enjoyed a new freedom to wear ear first part of the 20th century with the invention of the screw-back earrings. Opening of the ear often is considered barbaric. With the advent of screw-back, more women are able to reconcile The wearing of earrings. Additionally, screw-backs offered more freedom in style and shape of the earrings is comfortable to wear. Surge of roaring '20s and art deco style, women wore long chandelier, angled and straight designs. Ear adornment also became popular among U.S. sailors during this time. Legend holds that a pierced ears usually mean that the sailor has crossed the equator or sailed around the world. A hole in the left ear suggested that the sailor survived a tragic disaster, such a destruction.

By the 1930s, the ease of earrings is truly to come to the invention of the clip. The devices are great for wearing earrings were an improvement over screw backs. As shorter hairdos climbed following World War II, earrings filled space from the hair on the shoulder. By the 1960s, ear piercing made a comeback.

The "everything goes" attitude of the '70s opened the door towards new trends for earrings. All types of earrings can be worn for any occasion or style. And, once again it became a choice en trend for men as well. Movement from punk rock to disco and sports celebrities, people began accessorizing their styles with earrings. A diamond stud or small hoops remain the preference in many male circles. For women today, earrings come in an infinite different choices - chandelier, hoops, buttons, studs, dangles, as well as a wide variety of materials - silver, gold, gemstones, diamonds, pearls, and plastic, to name a few.

After centuries of change, with earrings found their place in fashion history as one of the most versatile and best loved pieces of adornment. For whatever whim or taste, with a pair of earrings at the same time.

About the Author

Lewis Jewelers is proud to carry the full line of Pandora Jewelry. Pandora bracelets, Pandora charms and Pandora beads are only a part of the collection. For more information, contact Lewis Jewelers, 2000 West Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103, 877-88-LEWIS or visit
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