‘You are not quite dressed until a pair of earrings add a sparkle’, said someone some time ago, and we totally agree. Putting on earrings is like putting the cherry on top of a delicious dessert. It makes the look complete whether it’s for a glamorous event, a night out at the club, or simply for everyday outings.
Earrings have been worn since ancient times and throughout history they have symbolized different social and religious beliefs, statuses and sexual preferences. Today, they are stylish accessories that women like to wear to make a statement, to round up a beautiful look or just to have fun with a playful pair.
With the endless styles and materials coming out every day, it might be confusing what’s trendy and what looks old-fashioned, but gold tones are always a hit. A pair of gold filled earrings can upscale any outfit. You can easily send a subtle message with minimalist earrings or make a bold statement with sparkling studs.
Why Do Women Like Earrings?
Earrings are among the most popular jewellery pieces for women. Have you ever wondered why? There’s more to them than being just a fashionable accessory.
Earrings Flatter Your Facial Features
They frame the face and accentuate a particular facial feature. If you wear a drop-earing at chin length, your jawline will be defined, while an over-sized stud earring will highlight your cheeks. The right style complements the natural features and directs the eyes to them.
They Show Your Personality
Wearing earrings is a way to express yourself and show your personal style. Fashion is all about being creative with your choices and these accessories are the perfect reflection of who you are. A pair of earrings can make you feel beautiful, confident, sexy, and bold, or it can show your gentle and caring side.
Make a Fashion Statement
Try statement earrings in an unexpected colour for a fun and playful look. This is a great way to add a pop of colour to your outfit and make a statement simultaneously. When choosing earrings in an unexpected colour, look for ones that complement your skin tone. For instance, if you have a cool skin tone, try earrings in jewel tones. But, if you have a warm skin tone, try earrings in earth tones. Play with the shapes and the size. Nothing gives off more self-confidence than a pair of large hoop gold filled earrings.
Styles For Your Face Shape
There are so many styles and shapes that you can make work, but keep in mind what flatters your face shape:
• If you have a round face choose earrings that will elongate the face
• Faces in the shape of an inverted triangle faces have a wider forehead and should wear teardrop or chandelier earrings
• I your face is more square then you need round earrings and never wear square earrings
• Long and slim faces work best with a pair of hoops because they make your face appear wider
Gold-Filled Over Gold-Plated Earrings
Solid gold can cost a small fortune, so most people choose the less expensive alternative of gold-filled or gold-plated jewellery. However, even though both options have a certain appeal, there are significant differences in their quality.
Gold-plated jewellery is made when the base metal, usually brass, copper or nickel is electroplated through a mixture of water and gold ions. This creates a coating around the base metal and gives the final look of a gold-plated product. Since the total amount of gold in these items is most often under 0.05%, the layer is very thin and easily tarnished. It wears off quickly and can’t withstand water and heat, which means a very short usage.
Because it’s purely superficial, the gold layer degrades and this can cause allergic reactions or skin irritation.
Gold-filled jewellery, on the other hand, contains an actual layer of gold that is ‘pressure bonded’ to a core metal using heat from a blowtorch or a metal bender. Gold-filled pieces feature a hundred times more gold than plated ones or 5%, in terms of karat, they are 10k or higher. Because the gold-filling is much more intense and consumes gold in a higher quantity it doesn’t easily tarnish, fade or change colour and is fairly hard-wearing and durable. Technically, it is considered real gold due to the gold alloy surrounding the base metal.
The properties of gold-filled jewellery are the same as those of solid gold, making it safer for people with sensitive skin. It will not cause allergic reactions or irritations even if you wear it all the time.
Wearing earrings is just fun. You can mix and match them, combine them with different outfits, make a simple combination look stunning. You have all the freedom to experiment and enjoy in the process. They make a perfect gift for a friend or a loved-one and they are never out of style. Bring some joy and beauty to your life and add a bit of sparkle to your look in every occasion.