Crazy for Earrings!
Hello world! Who doesn’t love a great earring? Here at Jaimie Nicole, we know that for every great outfit there must be fabulous accessories to go along with it. This week’s blog is featuring one of our go-to accessories that will surely liven up any outfit that you pair them with. From understated studs to statement earrings, we have got your ear lobes covered! Let’s learn a little more about the history and rise in popularity of this fascinating accessory. Earrings have been around since ancient times. It is interesting to note that when humans first started adorning their earlobes thousands of years ago, their meaning was much more significant than a mere style statement. Early on, earrings signified status. Since at least 3000 BC, people from Mesopotamia to Asia wore earrings that identified their religion, political affiliation, or tribe. Ancient wall carvings show that soldiers in the Persian army wore a single drop-style earring. In Egypt, the wealthy flaunted their status by piling on heavy hoops of gold or silver, gems, and turquoise (King Tut was buried with his earrings), while lower-class citizens wore humble pieces made from beads and copper. Later, in pre-Hispanic Mexico, Aztec people commonly wore earplugs- similar to today’s ear-gauge styles- that signified their status as a king, warrior, priest, or other social standing. The goddess Chalchiuhtlicue wore jade, a symbol of water, in her ears to denote her divine domain over lakes, rivers, and streams. Earrings were considered a form of spiritual protection. They have long been considered magical and were crafted into totemic symbols that either brought good luck or repelled evil spirits. One of the oldest of these protective amulets is the Egyptian ankh, also known as the Key of Life. The sign of a cross with a loop on top is believed to be a conduit for a spiritual force that grants the wearer vitality, health, and long life. At Jaimie Nicole, we have a style of earring to fit every personality. Here are some of our favorites.
- Hoops: One of our best-selling pieces at Jaimie Nicole is our gold and cubic zirconia circle outward facing hoop. This is a fresh take on a classic hoop and has an innovative silhouette for all our trend setters out there. Another cool take on the classic hoop is our two-way hoop. This playful earring can be worn as a plain stud, or you can mix it up and turn it into a hoop by adding our unique hoop post back. This earring is available in green, black, turquoise, yellow, orange and ruby. Style tip: turn any stud earring that you already own into a fun hoop. Our hoop post backs are compatible with any post back earrings so feel free to mix and match to your heart’s desire. If you enjoy a more typical silhouette when it comes to your hoops, then you will love our gold hoop earring with one cubic zirconia in the middle – available in sterling silver and vermeil gold. This is a modern twist on this trend that seems to be taking over.
- Studs: Studs are the perfect way to add a subtle touch of elegance to any look. While studs can be understated and small, we are also huge fans of bigger studs that make more of a statement. Lucky for you, we have got you covered in both these areas! One of our personal favorites is from our Starburst Collection. Our Large Starburst Studs give you just the right amount of sparkle, yet still allow you to stand out in the crowd. Our gold circle hoop studs are your go to studs for every day wear. Made of vermeil, this hoop/stud hybrid is a great way to breathe new life into any outfit. We also have this same style available in sterling silver and adorned with cubic zirconia. These classic circle silhouettes are timeless and will be sure to become a staple in your wardrobe. At under one hundred dollars, these playful studs are great for gifting. Keep in mind they are also the perfect size for anyone who has a second piercing on their ears.
- Statement Earrings: This style of earring is great because once you throw on a statement earring, it’s all you need to complete your look. Make a splash with our beautiful Statement Multi-Color Oval Earrings! Made from vermeil and studded with semi-precious stones, these earrings are sure to make a big impact. They measure approximately two inches. Their oval shape is interesting and unique and will breathe new life into your wardrobe. The stones included in these earrings are Pink Opal, Peridot, Quartz, Blue Chalcedony, Beer Quartz and Carnelian.