Earrings were once a predominately male jewelery choice? Earrings have remained popular for more than 7000 years, and originated in ancient Asia. Over a period of time Earrings have become more popular amongst women. Many women choose to wear different types of earrings with the purpose of complementing their face and accentuating outfit choices. For example, long earrings tend to elongate the face and neck whereas earrings that feature geometric shapes tend to sharpen the features.

Today Earrings as something much more than a fashion accessory they’re a way for us to feel connected and part of a wider culture, whether that be religion or music or something else entirely. Next time you fasten your studs or clip your hoops, take a moment to think about why you chose them—how far does their history really go?