S.T.A.M.P.S. earrings ladies - modern and versatile like our watches
Earrings, ear pendants, ear studs, creoles and many other names and models exist for the earring. In the online shop of the inventor and manufacturer of S.T.A.M.P.S., the popular and famous watch in stamp design, you will find a rich selection of earrings for women and girls.
Earrings in antiquity: the history of ear jewellery
Earrings were only worn by men in ancient times. Just like rings, they were first a masculine jewellery before the ladies discovered the beautiful body adornment for themselves.
Similar to the ring, the first materials for earrings, which were initially used as ritual jewellery, were wood, stone and bone. As they learned to work metal, new materials were added that reflected light in a completely different way. As with hand jewellery, special care was taken with the elaborate workmanship. While in today's Middle East only men wore earrings, in Egypt earrings were only for people of high social rank. One could draw conclusions about the class rank of the earring wearer. Gold was used for nobility and the ancient Romans loved plain earrings with precious stones. Women wore several earrings to show off their financial wealth. Slaves distinguished themselves from the rest of the population with only one earring on their ear. In the Renaissance, men and women wore earrings. Men's were discreet, women's were particularly ornate. The design of the jewellery was expanded to include other elements from nature, including the world of the ocean. Jewellery was now very popular, precious stones and pearls were opened up to the market as people travelled to other continents. For those who wanted to wear noble and rich jewellery but could not afford expensive sapphires, emeralds or rubies, earrings were made from fine and well-crafted glass. The Baroque period, as in many areas, brought forth opulence. Girandoles were triple earrings with diamonds that were only worn on special occasions as they were very heavy. Over the centuries, the trend went back to simpler jewellery. Men also rarely wore jewellery on their ears. Mostly it had a meaning for the men. Sailors who came across the equator or Russian soldiers who were of noble descent.
Then as now, motifs from nature are popular for earrings
In ancient times, images of religious character were chosen for the design of earrings. Even today, animals and plants, flowers and other patterns and motifs from nature are particularly popular with jewellery designers. The golden ratio, a special division ratio that occurs in nature, is also popular for the creation of harmonious-looking jewellery.
What types of earrings are there today?
Today, there is an endless choice of different earrings, a collective term used to refer to a large sum of ear jewellery. Whether golden creoles, long and short earrings, stud earrings in silver, gold or with glittering stones, be it diamonds or Swarovski stones. The selection of modern, classic and fancy earrings is huge.