Ear piercing is one of the oldest forms of human body modification. Some of the oldest evidence include carved images of soldiers of the Persian Empire which show them wearing an earring. Of course, earrings from those times can not be compared to let’s say, white gold diamond earrings you can find in online jewellery shops today. Yet, it proves that earrings have been around for a really long time. Let us tell you a bit more about the history of earrings.
Earrings became fashionable among gentlemen in the 1590s during the English Renaissance. A pierced earlobe for sailoors was a symbol that the wearer had sailed around the world or had crossed the equator. In the early 1960s ear piercing started to become more and more popular, at that time most ear piercings were done at home.Teenage girls were known to hold special ear piercing parties, where they performed the procedure on one another. By the 1970s ear piercing became a broader market and some department stores would hold ear piercing events, sponsored by earring manufacturers.
Now there is a huge variety of different types of earrings – stud earrings, hoop earrings, drop earrings, cluster earrings, and more. They are being made from various materials, including silver, white gold, diamonds, quartz, amethyst. Here at Jewellery World, we have a wide range of various earrings, including some of our most popular and beautiful items – white gold diamond earrings.