12 Spectacular Earrings Under $100 to add to your collection

Earrings – my go to accessory

Oh I am busy busy busy creating a dozen pair of spectacular earrings that I will be offering later this month…..  and all of them will be under $100.  And today I’m giving you just a tiny sneak peak.

I love earrings; and they are my go to accessory –  especially when I am in a hurry.  Of course you have also heard me say I hate to make earrings… and that is still true.  But I’m always up for a challenge.  

a little history

Ear piercing is one of the oldest known forms of body modification, with artistic and written references from cultures around the world dating back to early history. Gold, Silver and Bronze hoop earrings were prevalent in the Minoan Civilization (2000–1600 BC).

An early evidence of earring-wearing is evident in the Biblical record. In Exodus 32:1–4, it is written that while Moses was up on Mount Sinai, the Israelites demanded that Aaron make a god for them. It is written that he commanded them to bring their sons’ and daughters’ earrings (and other pieces of jewelry) to him in order that he might comply with their demand. 

Earrings became fashionable among courtiers and gentlemen in the 1590s during the English Renaissance. A document published in 1577 by clergyman William Harrison, Description of England, states “Some lusty courtiers and gentlemen of courage do wear either rings of gold, stones or pearls in their ears.”

Types of Earrings

Statement Earrings
…. can be defined as “Earrings which invite attention from others by demonstrating bold, original, and unique designs with innovative construction and material combinations”.

Stud earrings
The main characteristic of stud earrings is the appearance of floating on the ear or earlobe without a visible (from the front) point of connection. Studs are invariably constructed on the end of a post, which penetrates straight through the ear or earlobe. The post is held in place by a removable friction back or clutch. .

Hoop earrings
…. are circular or semi-circular in design, and look very similar to a ring. 

Drop earrings
A drop earring attaches to the earlobe and features a gemstone or ornament that dangles down from a chain, hoop, or similar object. The length of these ornaments vary from the very short to the extravagantly long. Such earrings are occasionally known as droplet earrings, dangle earrings, or pendant earrings. They also include chandelier earrings, which branch out into elaborate, multi-level pendants.

Dangle earrings
…. are designed to flow from the bottoms of the earlobes, and are available in various lengths from a centimeter or two, all the way to brushing the shoulders. They are generally attached to the ear by the use of thin wires, which go through the earlobe and connect to themselves in a small hook at the back. A variation is the French hook design, which merely hangs from the earlobe without closure, although small plastic retainers are sometimes used on ends of French hooks.

 

So here is your sneak peak of an earring from the Desert Vista Collection….

statement-earrings

statement earrings

 

What king of earrings do you like to wear?

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