5 Amazing Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Earrings
When we think of earrings, we think of how they are going to look with our face, hair and outfits. We think of the latest styles and trends. But beyond that, earrings have a rich history and there many facts about these fashion accessories that I bet you probably don’t know.
This article will give you the scoop on five amazing things about earrings providing you with great trivia facts that are sure to impress your fashion-forward friends!
The Origin of Earrings
Earrings were first worn in the Middle East in about 3000 B.C. People wore them to identify them as belonging to a specific tribe or religion. They were also an indicator of social status. Earrings were originally crafted of metals that could be bent into specific designs, but later on gems and other features were added.
Most Expensive Earrings
You have probably heard of people who spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars on earrings, but there are some pieces that cost millions of dollars. Read on to find out about some pairs that carry pretty expensive price tags.
- Harry Winston Drop Earrings: Harry Winston is known for making beautiful jewelry with an expensive price tag. He created a diamond pair with a combined weight of 60 carats that sells for $8.5 million.
- Golconda Earrings: Another jeweler known for their exquisite designs and high price tags, Golconda has a pair of diamond earrings that weigh in at 23 karats and are sold for $9 million.
- Pink Artemis Earrings: These pink diamond earrings feature some of the best and rarest diamonds in the world. They sold at an auction for $15.3 million.
If you are looking to make a statement with your earrings, there are many unusual styles to choose from. There are earrings with various pieces of food on them, animals and even Barbie doll body parts. Stalactite formations and geometrical shapes can also make for a unique look.
Ear and Body Piercing Statistics
According to Body Piercing Statistics, about 83% of people have earlobe piercings and about 14% have piercings that are not in the ear lobe. 13% have piercings that are not in the ear at all.
Earrings Were Once More Popular with Men Than They Were with Women
Centuries ago, earrings were more popular with men than they were with women. For instance, if you look at pictures of William Shakespeare, you will see that he wore hoop earrings. Earrings were also popular with men in ancient Persia. However, trends changed throughout time and today they are predominantly worn by women.
So the next time you put on earrings, don’t think of them as just another fashion accessory. They have a rich history that makes them deeply symbolic to many people and their various styles have significant artistic and monetary value. How will this be changing how you think about these terrific pieces of jewelry?