In recent trends, the ear is being lavished with all the attention of fashionistas and stylists. Decking the ear out in numerous pieces of jewelry right from the lobe to the helix looks stunning with just the slightest touch of being a daredevil. The edgy style is quickly catching on, with people ready to get several ear piercings.
But what about people who do not wish to get their ears pierced any more than a basic earlobe piercing? It is where ear climber earrings, ear cuffs, ear jackets, hangers, and threader earrings step in. Extra piercings are not needed to wear these, but they give that jewel-studded look at the same time.
Many consumers are attracted to the fully pierced look but are hesitant to get extra piercings. A number of reasons can be behind this – the anxiety of going under the needle, the part not healing quickly, the fear of infection, and certain social expectations where the ornamental look is appreciated in times of celebration but not on a daily basis. Keeping them in mind, jewelry designers have fashioned certain ear fixtures that can give people the desired look with just one piercing or none at all.
An ear cuff fits on the upper portion of one’s ear, slotting into the numerous folds present there, like the fossa, scapha, or anti helical fold. It is ring-shaped with a partial opening. One can use many ear cuffs along the edge of the ear to create that adorned look.
These are versatile add-on accessories for making a layered earring. Usually, they come in the forms of a teardrop pearl, a jewel-studded halo, or fan-shaped and bell-shaped designs studded with gleaming stones. They have a hole at the top center for the ear stud or earring to go through them and latch them onto the ear.
After a basic hoop earring and ear studs, the most common ear accessory is the drop earring. Ear climber earrings work exactly in the opposite way as drop earrings. As the names suggest, the drop earring descends from the earlobe to various lengths up to the shoulders, and the climber earring climbs upwards along the earlobe until it meets the helix part of the ear.
Ear hangers curl around the edge of the ear with the help of clips attached to the crook of the pinna at the top and clasp around the earlobe at the bottom. This needs no piercing.
Some ear hangers are also called ear wraps. They have a hook at the top to attach to the helix. They cover the length of the ear and end in a stud that goes through the earlobe to secure it in place.
This earpiece is actually an intricately designed thin chain that is entered through the ear hole. For a layered effect, the threader can be looped around several holes in the same lobe.
It is not always possible to get numerous ear piercings just to hop on a fashion trend. Courtesy of ear cuffs, ear climber earrings, ear hangers, and others, they now have many options to choose from. These varieties help make a bold statement with an ornamental ear.