- StudThe most common type of earrings. Because they’re fastened from the back, studs give the impression that the earring is floating or invisibly attached to the ear.
- LeverbackHook earrings that close easily without a screw. They’re among the safest and most comfortable types of earrings. Because the hook is visible, sometimes the visible part is ornamented or embedded with diamonds and gemstones.
- English Lock
Also among the safest types which, for this reason, is used with large and gemstone earrings. It has a fixed and a moving latch and is fastened by inserting the moving latch inside an opening in the fixed one with a click.
- Wire Hook
Earrings supported by a wire that goes through the ear piercing. A wire hook is usually made of certain metals, such as niobium, titanium or argentium silver, to suit most people including those who are allergic to some metals.
earrings, or huggies, go around or hug the earlobe in a circle whose ends are connected with a hinge. They are usually thick and are considered practical, especially in jobs where wearing dangling earrings is hazardous. The size of the earlobe is an important factor to consider when purchasing one.
As the name suggests, they are earrings with a rather long ornament that dangles from the ear.
- Tear Drop
Earrings with an attached gemstone that looks like a tear drop. The tear-drop-shaped gemstone dangles directly under the earlobe.
The dangling part, in these earrings, has several gemstones that have a pattern. Because they typically have multiple gemstones, chandelier earrings are usually very expensive.
Earrings which have a small dangling piece, usually a gemstone. The gemstone, in this type, typically looks as if it’s a drop falling from the earlobe.
Hoops are earrings with a hoop, or a semi-hoop, that is thinner and larger than a huggie’s.