If you are trying to find ways to individualize your look, you may be considering different types and styles of earrings. Here are a few ways that you can use your earrings to personalize your appearance:
Earrings that display the first letters of your first and last name can be a great way to individualize your appearance. Earrings that display letters are usually made of metal. If you are sensitive to nickel, it is best to look for metallic earrings that are made of a hypo-allergenic metal or a precious metal, such as gold.
Metal earrings are easy to maintain. If the earrings are made of a non-precious material, they can simply be wiped clean. Gold can withstand the alkaline solutions that are used to clean jewelry relatively well. The solutions remove contaminants and deposits from the gold, but the gold earrings should not be left in the cleaning fluid for longer than prescribed. If you choose silver initial earrings, a specialized silver cleaner must be applied to remove tarnish.
Another way to personalize your look is to choose earrings that display your birthstone. The cost of various birthstone earrings can vary dramatically depending on which stone is associated with your birth month. For instance, if your birthstone is a diamond, you should expect to pay much more than a person whose birthstone is an amethyst. Still, not only does the type of stone affect the price of your earrings, but the metal of the earring base and the size of the stone are also factors.
Precious metals will cost more, with gold and platinum usually being the most expensive. Since the purity of gold is often engraved onto the earrings, you will likely be aware of the gold content before the purchase. A 24-karat gold earring is fashioned from pure gold. The lower the number of karats, the lower the amount of pure gold in the jewelry.
Handmade earrings also offer a unique opportunity to display your style and personality. Since handmade jewelry is often one-of-a-kind, custom earrings provide a great way to personalize your look. The jewelry can also be designed to match your personal style choices. For instance, if you like to dress in a retro style, earrings that are similar to jewelry made in your favorite era can be selected.
Some earrings display styles from specific cultures. For instance, if you have a Native American background, your earrings may be fashioned in traditional Indian patterns with stones, such as turquoise, that are common to Native American jewelry.
For a wide selection of earrings, visit a jeweler in your area.