How Different Types Of Earrings Are Made

Earrings have been part of every woman's jewellery collection for many years, even dating back to 2500 BC. Before the advent of technology, jewellery was made by hand with great effort and creativity. Jewellery, especially earrings are a quintessential part of any woman's collection.

Earrings are very versatile pieces of jewellery and go well with pretty much all outfits. Earrings come in different types and each pair of earrings has its place when it comes to styling and occasions that they can be worn to.

As humans evolved and times changed the art of making earrings also changed drastically as humans began experimenting with different materials. Over time humans have used all sorts of natural resources like gems, stones, wood, leather, etc. for making earrings. As technology progressed the process of making earrings more common among people also increased, making them the most sought-after piece of jewellery.
Earrings became household items because of their simplicity and their flexibility to be worn with any outfit.

Rise of Artificial Earrings

With creativity having no limits, the demand for earrings increased and as resources like gold, silver, gemstones, and diamonds became more expensive the concept of artificial jewellery and artificial earrings came into the picture. These artificial earrings are less expensive and people have come up with various new types of earrings made out of various materials that are more affordable and easy to gain access to.

Before understanding how earrings are made, it is important to know the different parts of these artificial earrings.

Earring Hooks

These are the topmost layer of the earring, the hooks attach themselves to the centre piece itself or the jump rings. Earring hooks are made of hypoallergenic surgical steel or metal. The size of the hooks depends on the type of earrings.

Jump Rings

Jump rings provide stability to the earrings and act as connectors between the earring hook and the main ornament. These rings are circular and are made of metal.

Ornaments

Ornaments can be anything from feathers to pearls to gemstones and crystals. They are the main parts of the earrings and are elements that pour life into the jewellery.

Let us now understand how different types of earrings are made and how these beautiful end products come to life.

Hoops 

These earrings are one the simplest earrings, though they are simple, their elegance is unparalleled. Hoops are very simple to make and require less number of materials, let us now learn how hoops are made.

Hoops are generally made out of beading wire and metals. The beading wire or the metals are then engineered using pliers or other tools to achieve a circular form. The materials are then in the shape of a coil and extra elements like beads, stones, etc. are added if needed.

If beads are being used, then they are either inserted through the base coil or further extenders are added to bond the base coil and the beads. Stones are generally added along with the extenders to complete the earrings.

Though hoops are circular, the materials can be turned into different shapes if necessary and the above methods can be followed to add the extra elements. Check out our curated collection of hoop earrings online and enjoy your next outing! 

Wildlife Earrings
Wildlife Earrings
₹ 1,900

Dangling earrings with the timeless leopard print, laid out in perfect setting of black and white enamel, and the Rose gold base that adds an element of luxury. These dangling earrings are a great way of making a statement while looking tasteful.

    Stylist’s Notes:

    “…her messy hair a visible attribute of her stubborn spirit. As she shakes it free, she smiles knowing wild is her favourite color”

    These lines by J. Iron beautifully capture the essence of these danglers. Wildlife dangling earrings are about everything that’s unrestricted in spirit and wild in nature, for the women who are not meant to be tamed. 

    The Wildlife danglers are perfect for a casual day out when you're feeling more dressy than usual. 

    What's Included:

    1 pair of dangling earrings

    Material:

    • Professional Enamel work in white and black color
    • 18K rose gold plating
    • High grade lead and nickel free environmental alloy

    Size:

    • Length of danglers:5 cm
    • Width of danglers: 5 cm

    Dangler Earrings 

    Arguably the most stylish earrings out there. Danglers are the most popular type of earrings because of the flexibility that they offer when it comes to styling. Danglers are versatile and can be worn on almost all occasions.

    Danglers come in various designs but the most common ones are the ones where one part of the earring is connected to another and the process keeps repeating until the desired length is achieved. The length of the earring hook is generally more when compared to other earrings, this is to achieve an overall greater length.

    The jump rings are skipped in these earrings, and instead of them, the main ornaments are generally linked in descending order according to their sizes or vice-versa but have a specific pattern. The other way to achieve a dangler earrings structure is to link the same-sized ornaments vertically. Dangler earrings can also have a single huge ornament that moves as the wearer moves their heads or bodies move. 

    These earrings are difficult to make as they lack a support system like an encasing or clasps to protect them from falling apart. Visit our Blingvine store online and shop for the best collection of earrings online.

    Delight Yellow Danglers
    Delight Yellow Danglers
    ₹ 1,900

    Delight danglers by Blingvine are a piece of sunshine that you can own to brighten up even the gloomiest of the days. These statement earrings are a true showstopper and are bound to make heads turn with its bright yellow color! Made with high-quality enamel  in bright yellow color and rimmed with 18K gold plating, these danglers for women born to make a statement!

    Stylist's notes:

    You can wear these fabulous dangling earrings with any outfit - western or traditional; formals or partywear. These earrings can single-handedly dress-up any look or outfit.

    What's Included:

    • 1 pair of long statement earrings

    Material:

    • High quality enamel work in Yellow Color
    • 18K yellow gold plating
    • High grade lead and nickel free environmental alloy

    Size:

    • Length of earrings: 6.5 cms
    • refer to model photos for size reference

    Drop Earrings 

    Drop earrings are probably the most popular type of earrings in the market. Drop earrings are available in many designs but the overall structure remains the same. The earrings fall just below the earlobe and have limited movement when the head or the body moves.

    The structure starts with an earring hook, followed by a jump ring, and then the centrepiece of the earring. The earring hook is generally shorter when compared to tassels and danglers. The jump rings too are smaller when compared to tassels and danglers as a whole, the point of a drop earring is to have minimum movement.

    The final part of the drop earring is the ornament itself. The final part of a drop earring can be anything from pearls to gemstones but enclosed within an exterior structure for stability and structure.

    The encasing and the main ornament are either fused through soldering or got glue to maintain the shape. The encasing sometimes might also have elements that support the ornament thereby creating extra depth to the earrings. We here at Blingvine have curated a fine collection of drop earrings just for you, do check it out!

    Zehra Pearl Earrings
    Zehra Pearl Earrings
    ₹ 1,800

    The Zehra Pearl Earrings by Blingvine are the perfect addition to any luxury wardrobe. Inspired by the delicate beauty of spring blossoms, these earrings feature a delicate floral design. The pearls are set in delicate floral casing and finished with a high-quality plating, making them both beautiful and durable. Whether you're dressing up for a special occasion or simply adding a touch of luxury to your everyday look, the Zehra Pearl Earrings are sure to make a statement.

    What's Included:

    • 1 pair of pearl earrings

    Made of:

    • High grade Imitation Pearl in White color
    • Peach color Monalisa Stones
    • High Quality Imported American Diamonds
    • German Rhodium polish
    • High grade lead and nickel free environmental alloy

    Dimensions:

    • Earring length: 5 cms
    • Please see the model images for size reference

    Stud Earrings

    Stud earrings are the simplest earrings available. They sit on the earlobe and do not extend further down. A stud earring does not have an earring hook or a jump ring. Stud earrings are plain and simple with just one ornament and that is the whole visible part of the jewellery.

    Stud earrings have washers to secure them and are at the back of the earlobe. A stud earring can be a simple pearl or gemstone. These earrings can also be a series of gemstones or crystals around or next to each other on a single surface. If there is only a single stone or pearl then it is generally mounted on a flat surface made out of any metal like gold or silver depending upon the style and the overall look of the earring.

    These particular stones or gems are then secured by clamps made out of sturdy metal. These metals are bent toward the main gemstone or crystal using pliers, thereby securing them. The stones on the stud earrings are also secured by fusing the stones and the base structure by placing the stones inside small pockets and later carefully glueing them together.

    We also need to understand that stud earrings can be anything as long as they are on the earlobe and do not extend downwards. This simple design opens a plethora of options when it comes to fashion and styling. Check out our collection of stud earrings on our website now!

    Starlit Crystal and Pearl Stud Earrings - BlingVine Jewelry
    Starlit Studs
    ₹ 2,200

    These delicate and elegant earrings can bright up your mood in moments. The twinkle of the little stars will win your heart. The German Rhodium Polish and the top quality Swarovski crystals make the finish flawless. The shell pearls just add to the charm of these lovelies!

    Stylist's Notes:

    Starlit earrings are for the days when you do not want to wear boring ear accessories but you are not in mood for something big and bulky.

    You don’t need more reasons to own these beauties right away!

    What's Included:

    • 1 pair of pearl earrings

    Made of:

    • High grade Shell/Cultured Pearl in White
    • Swarovski elements
    • German Rhodium polish
    • High grade lead and nickel free environmental alloy

    Dimensions:

    • Earring width: 18 mm
    • Earring length: 27 mm
    • Please see the last image for more details on sizing

    Tassel Earrings

    Tassel earrings are simple and amazing to look at, though these earrings seem simple, making them takes a lot of patience, attention to detail, and delicate hands. The structure of the tassel earrings is more complicated than the hoops as it has a minimum of three layers. Let us now understand how they are made.

    The first layer is usually made of an earring hook. The second layer is usually the crucial piece, the jump rings. Jump rings are sturdy and play the part of a connector that links the first layer and the last layer. The fun part is the final layer, this layer can be made up of any number of things. Traditionally, tassels are made of wool strands or silk threads. However, pieces of leather and plastic wires are also used to give the earrings a unique look. The number of styling options that you get is endless.

    Aida Statement Danglers
    Aida Statement Danglers
    ₹ 1,600

    Are you the Diva that loves to make heads turn? Do you like to be the center of attention? Is world a better place when you are around?! We got you!  Channel your inner Goddess with these unique pair of danglers - Aida as we call them. The playful combination of blue, rose gold and platinum colors make them unique and the asymmetric design sets them apart from the rest.

    Stylist's Notes:

    Aida Statement Danglers are a showstopper, they are not for every one and not for every day! Wear them to the next destination wedding or to the next red carpet event, they are sure to become the talk of the town!

    What's Included:

    • 1 pair of statement Danglers

    Material:

    • High quality clear american diamonds
    • Premium Monalisa stones in powder blue color
    • Long-lasting German Rhodium Plating
    • 18K Rose gold plating
    • High-grade lead and nickel free environmental alloy

    Size:

    • Earring length: 7.5 cm
    • Please see the model photos for size reference

    Now that we know the amount of creativity, effort, and planning that goes into every pair of earrings, we hope you will always appreciate the art of making jewellery! Check out the Blingvine store for more beautiful jewellery for you and your loved ones!

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