Different Styles of Earrings
Earrings are a great accessory to any outfit. They can be simple studs or they could be something more elaborate with stones and sparkles. There’s a variety of different earrings in Sri Lanka in the market, but there are also many different types of earring backs that you need to know about when shopping for your favourite pair.
Types of earrings
When searching for jewellery online in Sri Lanka, earrings are a very versatile piece and there are many different types of earrings, including stud earrings, hoop earrings, dangling earrings and chandelier-style drop earrings.
Studs: There are many different types of studs including screw-back posts for people who have sensitive ears or want the security that comes with a tight-fitting post in their lobe.
Hoop earrings: Hoop styles can be tricky because they come in varying widths depending on how large you prefer your hoops to be. Large diameter hoops will make your face appear smaller while smaller ones will enlarge your features making them great when paired correctly with an outfit.
Dangling earrings: Dangling style jewellery is lightweight which means it is often worn during warmer months by women looking to add something eye-catching without adding too much weight or warmth around their necks.
Chandelier earrings: Chandelier type earrings are those that have a large drop in the bottom that can be made of different materials and makes for an interesting statement piece.
Earring backs are designed to keep your earrings in place while also making sure they’re not too tight on your lobes which could cause discomfort and harm them over time. These come in various shapes including fishhook, clip-on or ball-back studs.
Fishhook earring backs: These are those that hook on the top of your ear and go around to a U-shape at the back.
Clip-on: These backs are those that have a metal piece attached to an opening in one side which you attach onto your lobe.
Ball studs or roller back earring backs: These are also great for keeping your ears from being tugged by heavier pieces as they’re known to be more secure than other types.
Hook & Eye Earring Backs: These reusable plastic closures come in different shapes such as hearts or circles, but can sometimes cause discomfort if not used properly so should only be worn with smaller lightweight earrings.
Earring Jackets: One way of hiding piercings is through these clear covers over them designed to protect sensitive lobes and are made with plastic or rubber. These are useful for those who want to take their piercings out during certain periods of time which is also the downside, as they need to be removed and replaced regularly.