Posted on 23 August 2017
Earrings. Long, dangly drops, subtle and seductive studs, eye catching ear climbers, at Charlotte’s Web we simply adore earrings of all styles and sizes. Our captivating and diverse collection of ear adornments encapsulates delicate, elegant drop, spiral and hoop styles.
The history of ear adornments date back to ancient Minoan and Persian ages, and is widely thought to be the first ever kind of body modification. Throughout centuries, carvings, paintings and written references suggest that gold and silver hoop earrings were worn as early as 2000–1600 BCE.
So, what made our predecessors choose to pierce their ears and forge the way for this fashion trend we all embrace today? Originally they were predominantly worn by men as a symbol of status and wealth. However, as times and indeed fashions moved on, the earring held many different meanings at different periods through history. For example, only slaves wore earrings in ancient Rome, whilst Greek mythology tells us that the decoration was the choice of prostitutes. Wealthy Greek and Roman ladies of high stature are pictured wearing pearls as a measure of their social status. Paintings also depict them adorned with dazzling jewels with topaz, garnet and turquoise, all of which can be found in our own signature collections at Charlotte’s Web.
The trend for earrings as fashion accessories re-emerged in the 60’s and 70’s, and became ‘cool ‘ once more, with teenage girls often hosting ear piercing parties at home. Who can forget the scene in the iconic movie Grease when Sandy has her ears pierced at a sleepover?!
Today, earrings are bigger, and bolder than ever before, with a fabulous array of styles, colours, and materials to choose from. At Charlotte’s Web, we believe that earrings can be the finishing touch to an outfit, or jewellery combination, the only problem you will have is choosing which pair is for you from our extensive collection.
Will you be brave and dare to wear our bold selection of ear cuffs and climbers or tribal style pieces? For a truly dramatic statement take a look at our silver ear climbers, guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd.
Or perhaps you prefer the timeless elegance of our studs, such as these alluring amethyst pair, adding a touch of everyday luxury to your life.
Matching earrings to complement our most popular collections are available, including the majestic mystery of the Rajput collection, match these half hoop earrings with our Rajput spinning ring, charm or bracelet for a captivating look.
In all of our earrings, we use only the highest quality of sterling silver and brass, including our earring backs and posts, which are all nickel free, and are effectively anti allergy.
Browse our online boutique to find the perfect ear adornments to suit your own individual look.*images at top courtesy of wikipedia