Earrings are traditionally worn in the ear through a piercing in the lobe, but clip-on earrings gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1920s. Although traditionally worn by women in the U.S., earrings also became popular among men, especially in the 1960s to the present.

One of the oldest forms of body modification, ear piercing is prevalent in many different cultures and earrings are made in a wide range of materials and styles. Studded earrings are small studs – often metal balls or gemstones – attached to a post that is held in place by a backing behind the earlobe. Hoops are circular or semi-circular earrings, and dangle earrings are earrings that hang below the earlobe and usually feature intricate designs or gemstones. Other popular styles are huggy earrings, which cling tightly to your earlobe, and slave earrings, in which a stud is attached to an ear cuff by a chain.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

All About Jewels Dictionary

All About Jewels Dictionary

This incredible reference dictionary on jewelry, from Enchantedlearning.com, is both beautiful and comprehensive. S… [read review or visit site]

Morning Glory Antiques and Jewelry

Morning Glory Antiques and Jewelry

Jewelry collectors, feast your eyes on this internet gem! It's a goldmine of jewelry information featuring all styl… [read review or visit site]

Cathy Gordon's Jewelry Gallery

Cathy Gordon's Jewelry Gallery

With its vast galleries featuring clear images of jewelry and style, this site really covers it all! Divided up by … [read review or visit site]

Jewel History

Jewel History

Since March of 2007, readers of Lori Ettlinger Gross’s Jewel History blog have been treated to her weekly (someti… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

9ct/ 9k Gold 40 Point Diamond Art Deco Design Four Stone Drop Earrings, 375Gia Certified 11.53 Ct Natural Demantoid Garnet Diamond Platinum Estate EarringsFine 1.5ct Sapphire Rose Cut Diamond 14ct Gold Earrings 14k 585Antique Chinese Gilt Silver Enamel Rose Quartz Jade Tourmaline Dangle EarringsAntique Vintage C. 1940 Art Deco Retro 14k Gold .54 Ct Ruby Spray Earrings!Antique Platinum Art Deco Long Dangly 5.50tcw Diamond Earrings Please LookVintage Heavy 18k Wg Elegant 4.23ct Vs1/g Diamond Cluster Floral EarringsEstate 1.80ct Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Leaf Earrings 7.4 Grams Nr18ct/ 18k White Gold 1.78ct Pear Drop Diamond Art Deco Drop Earrings, 750Georgian Gold & Flat Cut Almandine Garnet Drop Earrings 1810Estate 3.44ctw Natural Diamond Hoop Earrings 14k Solid White Gold Fine Victorian 14ct Gold Turquoise Earrings 14k 585Beautiful Pair Of Antique Gold , Diamond And Pearl Earrings (a15)Antique Vintage C. 1920 Deco 14k Gold 21.46 Green Sapphire Akoya Pearl Earrings!Pair Vintage 9ct Gold White Gold Bug Fly Bee Design EarringsVictorian 9ct Rose Gold Diamond & Peridot Drop Kidney Wire Earrings Circa 1890.85 Ct G Vs2 Old European Diamond Stud Earrings Solid 14k Gold $6,750.00Fine Art Deco 14ct Gold Diamond Earrings 14k 585Fine 9ct / 9k 375 Gold And Amethyst Art Deco Dangly Earrings Genuine Antique Victorian Old Mine "diamond" Earrings, 9k With 14k Wires $1nrFine French Art Deco 18ct 2 Coloured Gold Earrings 18k 750 14k Estate Yellow Gold Nugget Diamond Stud Earrings .22 Tcw 8573Antique Diamond Pearl 14k White Gold Feather Earrings 7.0 Grams NrFine Large Heavy 14ct Gold Art Deco Design Citrine 80 Point Diamond Earrings Estate 1.50ct Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Large Oval Earrings 21.4 Grams Nr14ct/ 14k Gold Cultured & Baroque Pearl Large & Heavy Drop Earrings, 585Estate .70ct Natural Vs1 Diamond 14k Solid White Gold Stud EarringsFine 1/2ct Diamonds 18ct Gold Stud Earrings 18k 750Antique Or Vintage 9ct Gold Garnet Drop Earrings. Original Box. Fine 18ct/18k Victorian Style Amethyst And Seed Pearl Gold Drop Earrings 37518ct/ 18k Gold 1.5 Carat Diamond Cluster Large Stud Earrings, 750$3,900 2ctw Natural Princess Cut Ruby And Diamond 14k Yellow Gold Earrings 7.1gEstate $2000 14k White Gold Brilliant Cut Diamond Dangle Earrings 0.35 CtsEstate 1.60ct Natural Vvs Diamond 14k Solid White Gold EarringsFine 18ct Gold Art Deco 2ct Blue Zircon And Pearl Earrings 18k 750Fine 18ct Art Deco Design Sapphire And Diamond Cluster Earrings 18k 750Fine 15ct Gold Victorian Diamond Flower Earrings 15k 625Pair Victorian Style 9ct Gold Peridot Drop EarringsEstate 3.95ct Black Diamond 18k White Gold Stud Earrings NrFine Art Deco Design Sapphire And Diamond Drop 18ct Gold Earrings Box Vintage 18k White Gold Heavy Diamond Pegasus Coin EarringsSuper Victorian Pique Gold Inlaid EarringsVintage 585 Pj 14k Yellow Gold Pearl & Diamond Stud Flower Pierced Earrings 5.5gPlatinum Diamond Tahitian Pearl Earrings Vintage Victorian 11mm Huge 3.35 CaratsSb Vintage Heavy 18k Gold Beautiful Snail Shell Earrings**estate 14k Yellow Gold 1.08ct Diamond Stud Earrings K-l Si2 1.2 GramsEstate 8.66ct Tourmaline Peridot 14k Yellow Gold Earrings Nr18ct/ 18k Gold Sapphire Earrings, 750Modern Diamond 14k Gold Interlocking C's Milgrain Stud Earrings NrEstate 13mm Pearl 14k Yellow Gold Stud Earrings NrFine Blue Pear Drop Topaz 18ct Gold Earrings 18k 750 18ct/ 18k White Gold Diamond & Peridot Art Deco Design Earrings, 750Late Victorian Snake Influenced Bristol Blue Glbrooch & Earrings Set 1880'sArt Deco Silver-gold Earrings And Pairs Of Drops To Make Them X 10 Pairs..lot 3*9ct/ 9k Gold Amethyst & Seed Pearl Victorian Drop Earrings, 375Modern 14k Yellow Gold Figure 8 Hoop Earrings NrFine Victorian Style Moonstone Amethyst Emerald And Seed Pearl 9ct Gold EarringsPair Vintage 9ct Gold Amethyst Ladies EarringsVintage Jade Pearl Circle 18k Yellow Gold Stamped Screwback EarringsC.1880's Antique Etruscan Victorian Gold Genuine Coral Pendant Earrings