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Common Types Of Earrings For Men

May 4, 2008
The use of earrings for fashion can be traced back to the early 19th century where carved images of men wearing earrings, mostly of Persian descent, are displayed on palace walls. Even in the different parts of the world, such as Egypt and India, pharaohs and religious leaders were seen sporting earrings already.

Wearing earrings was originally thought to be of the female domain as to add to the glamour of the female physique. The popularity of earrings for female use started in Western Europe in the 1920's. It was only in the middle of the twentieth century that ear piercing became popular in the male world. Before, the method of ear piercing consisted of using a safety pin to create holes in the ear but now, this has evolved to a better practice of using ear guns to embed the earrings into one's ear. Earrings for men were popularized in the 1980's when famous musicians, athletes and show performers flaunted earrings during the gigs and games. Nowadays, you can see many men sporting earrings to complete their look. There are two common types of earrings that can be seen in men's ears, these are stud earrings and hoop earrings.

Stud earrings are largely popular to music performers at present. The main characteristic of stud earrings is that it seems to be pasted on the ear with no connection visible from the front. This works as the stud is constructed on one end of a post, which is what penetrates straight through the ear. A more classy type of stud earrings is the ones that feature a diamond as its stud. This type of stud earrings is very popular among the community since diamond stud earrings can be worn with casual or formal attires.

The second most common type of earrings for men is the hoop earrings. Hoop earrings are designed to resemble a ring so you can expect hoop earrings to be circular in design. Most hoop earrings are manufactured using metal tubing which has a thin wire attachment that penetrates the ear. Hoop earrings are fastened in a way that the wire attachment that is attached to the metal tubing will lock with the continuation of the metal tubing at the back of the ear as the wire attachment penetrates the ear. There are other hoop earrings that do not complete this circle though and works more like that of stud earrings, which has a lock at the back.

Choosing from the most common types of stud earrings is highly dependent on one's preference. If you are thinking of buying one for yourself, then keep in mind the occasion where you will be sporting the earring. You have to be able to tell if that particular earring will match what you are going to wear. It is also very important to be honest with yourself as to deciding if you will look hot or silly with that particular earring. Significantly, you must choose an earring that you really like and must be ready to flaunt it.
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2008 Jason Tye. Jason Tye is the webmaster and owner of the mens jewelry emporium - homme rock, specializing in quality, designer jewelry and rings, for men.
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