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Earrings - Patterns, History & Symbolism

Earrings belong to one of the oldest ornaments that were worn by various cultures in the time.

Earrings were worn in ancient times, men and women. Women wore earrings primarily to embellish the face, but also to emphasize their values ​​or position in society.

A man with an earring can be found on depictions of ancient Persia. There are paintings, for example, men with earrings.

Further evidence of earrings found with sailors. Earring in his ear meant that the sailor to circumnavigate the world and reached the equator. Sailors also used earrings in need as means of payment.

Nowadays earrings adorn both men and women. Both women and men wear earrings primarily as a fashion accessory to beautify looks.

Another reason for wearing earrings is emphasizing personal identity.

For example, during the sixties and seventies began to appear prodding both earlobes, but also other parts of the body, which are known under the term piercing. At this time the piercing was popular especially among anarchists, punks and other similar groups. Now-a-days piercing is a form of body decoration, worn especially by the young generation.

 

Different earrings Lock

Earrings have different shapes and different types of locking. Below is the list ear locks with which you normally encounter:

 

Switching type African hook

This type of closure, as the name suggests, comes from the African continent. Earrings hook extends through the earlobe.

Earrings - African fastening hook

This type of closure, as the name suggests, comes from the African continent. Earrings hook extends through the earlobe.

 

Earrings with clasp

Earrings with clasp

Rear fastening portion, which is threaded on the shaft, ensures earrings not to fall out of the ear. The shaft is a rod which extends through the earlobe.

Earrings with screw closure

Earrings with fastening screw

The screw is screwed onto the shaft (rod which extends through the earlobe), and in this manner it prevents earring to falling out of the ear.

Earrings can be fastened to the Russian patent

Earrings - switching Russian patent

Turning to the Russian patent is similar to a ladies' patent. The shaft is secured earring lock that prevents accidental removal from the ear earring.

Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings

Hoop earrings have different ways of fastening. Normally, we can see the closing; the front part of a circle which extends through the ear lobe is tapered and inserted into the back of the ring. 

Pull hook children's earrings

Pull hook children's earrings

In pull hook earrings - A pull hook is located in front of the earring.


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