Jewellery

Earring guide: interesting facts about plugs, creoles & Co.

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Earrings in a wide variety of designs are among the favorite accessories of many women. But what types of earrings are there anyway? What are creoles And what do you have to pay attention to when piercing the ears? You can find useful information about the popular earrings here.

The versatile world of earrings

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Even in ancient cultures and in ancient Egypt, women adorned their ears with glass, gemstones, pearls, bones or metal. As it is today, everything was represented back then, from small pins and rings to large pendants. In general, a distinction is made between the following types of earrings:

  • Creoles: These are actual rings that are put through the ear hole. These are available in a wide variety of sizes and colors.
  • Earrings: Here, chic pieces of jewelry are hung through the ear hole using a bracket or a secured pen. Chandeliers in particular are trendy right now.
  • Stud earrings: Small pearls or motifs are attached to the ear with a pen. This variant is small and inconspicuous.
  • Clips: This option can also be worn by women without pierced ears. The jewelry is clamped to the ear with a kind of clip.

Have your ears pierced properly

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If you want to decorate your ears, you should get a pair of pierced ears. However, it is definitely not advisable to try it yourself. The holes should always be pierced by a professional to avoid contamination and inflammation. As a rule, the piercing is done with a special pistol at the jeweler, but sterile disposable needles are also used in piercing studios. It is advisable to choose a first stud made of titanium in order to prevent an unpleasant nickel allergy. This then has to stay in the hole for about six weeks, so that the skin can heal completely. In order to avoid irritation from foreign material, you should invest in high-quality earrings made of real silver or gold that with proper care always represent a good investment.

Strikingly colorful or elegant restraint – the right styling for every ear jewelry

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Earrings can be combined with any outfit and any style of clothing. Small and inconspicuous plugs always fit. Those who are particularly fashion-conscious can match earrings and outfit as well as the rest of the jewelry. For this purpose, shapes, colors or characteristic materials can be used. Small ear studs in the shape of an anchor make an excellent maritime summer outfit.

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Simple dresses or tops are great with Statement earrings or spice up large creoles. The right hairstyle can help to optimally highlight the respective earrings. Often it is enough to pull the hair back a little so that the creoles do not disappear underneath. But also a strict ponytail or bun as well as loose updos bring the jewelry to perfection.

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