Throughout history and across cultures, earrings have been an important part of womanhood. They are an identification symbol, and they have been worn from ancient times.
The interesting bit about earrings and the rich history and meaning behind them has to do with the earlobe. Did you know that the earlobe is associated with social status and financial stability?
Then there is the fact that no outfit is complete without the perfect pair of earrings, not to mention how much we love earrings as a means of expressing ourselves; and as something that allows you to show off your personality and character.
But, what does your favorite pair of earrings symbolize? Besides having the perfect pair of earrings that draw just the perfect amount of attention to your face and hair, what do different types of earrings symbolize?
In as much as we don’t think too much about what earrings mean and the different types of earrings out there. That’s about to change – think of this as the article to help turn you into an earrings connoisseur. So, let’s get started!
What do earrings symbolize?
Besides completing your outfit, the perfect pair of earrings allow you to express yourself, showing off your personality and your character while also allowing your best features to shine.
But as hinted above, different earrings carry different meanings, with most types of earrings allowing you to communicate and send messages without you having to use your voice.
And since the first thing that people notice about you is your face, you are guaranteed to relay the intended message silently and subtly.
At a subconscious level, the earrings always relay a direct message, which makes earrings the most powerful accessories.
Types and Its meanings
So, what do different types of earrings mean?
Earrings have been around since the 1500s, which means that these accessories not only ooze an undeniable level of attraction, they are also quite meaningful.
Take the pearl earrings, for example. These earrings not only show that you are classy, with refined taste, they are also a symbol of stability and wisdom. The reason why pearls are believed to be synonymous with stability has to do with the fact that real pearls do not call for any special polishing for the earrings to stay beautiful and lustrous. Therefore, pearl relay the message that your personality is stable, and no amount of ups and downs will influence who you are.
Floral earrings, on the other hand, symbolize tenderness and innocence, which are regarded as the main characteristics of a woman. Floral earrings derive this meaning/ symbolism from the fact that flowers are loving, tender, beautiful, and they need loads of attention, the same way a woman does. But that isn’t all that flowers symbolize; flowers also hold deep meanings, and they symbolize new beginnings. A pair of floral earrings communicate the fact that you are ready to move forward, in spite of what gets in your way.
This section takes you through everything you need to know about earrings and what different types of earrings symbolize.
If you are into chunky/ statement clip-on earrings, it’s likely that you have a big personality, but you tend to live on the cautious side of life.
Stud earrings are the most common type of earrings worn by men and women, and though you wear them because they are your most practical option, stud earrings hold a hidden meaning.
For starters, stud earrings convey the message that tells the rest of the world that you are confident and aware of yourself.
And if you opt for the bigger stud earrings that will catch everyone’s attention, you will be happy to know that such earrings are powerful and hey will protect your aura.
The sparkling details in the statement stud earrings will attract curious eyes, attracting people with a soul similar to yours in the process. Such statement stud earrings would, therefore, be the best talisman in your daily life.
If you wear multiple stud earrings all the way up to your ear from the earlobe, it probably means that you are that person who’d love to have it, and you don’t see exactly why you shouldn’t have it all!
Hoop earrings are trendy and stylish, and you can’t go wrong with the right pair of hoops. But what do hoops symbolize?
Well, hoops show that you are a woman with tons of friends and you make friends easily. You are a social butterfly, and as the shape of your earrings, you are often open to new experiences, and you love to meet new people.
At the same time, hoops show that you have that big personality, and you also have a lot to say. In other words, you are the life of the party, with all that sass, energy, and big smile.
Do you get the feeling that you are an almost-grown-up version of the hoops wearing you whenever you wear huggies?
Well, the reason for this is that even though you used to wear hoops, but you are now a huggies person, huggies have stuck with you because they carry a bit of sophistication, and they are believed to be a version of antiquated styles.
Regarding personality, huggies earrings’ wearing individuals are friendly, with open personalities, also nurturing, with a more motherly persona.
You are also a very dependable person who loves to tie up loose ends, people look up to you, and your life is in order.
Dangling earrings reveal that although you are not one into extremes, you’d rather be stuck somewhere in the middle.
The appearance of such earrings is characterized by motion but also connected with energy and sensuality.
A nice pair of dangling earrings are powerful, and they will show off your femininity and your dynamic nature.
6.Gauges or Spikes
If you love your gauges and spikes for earrings, you are probably someone who loves extremes, and you are not scared by much, and that nothing will keep you from doing what you set your mind to do.
There is also the chance that you live an alternative lifestyle and that you enjoy going and live on things that make you go against the grain.
As a result, you are often a trendsetter, carrying significant influence over how people do/ think about things.
You are loud, out-there, and you’ve been influenced by music and music bands that have had a deep, emotional impact on you.
If you wear gemstones often, it means that you are one to appreciate the real deal; and you abhor fake things. More than anything, you have the ability to recognize authentic and truthful persons/ situations.
Also, you live life in a more traditional way, with a penchant for financial stability instead of spur-of-the-moment spending/ travels. You also like hosting and entertaining.
What do earrings symbolize in dreams?
Seeing earrings in your dreams is a good thing and a symbol of prosperity and wealth, new opportunities, and a good reputation.
What do earrings symbolize in the bible?
This is a bit of a touchy subject, with some considering it a sin to wear earrings. Earrings are considered a sin, unclean, and they are believed to bring about destruction.
If you wanted to learn more about earrings and the symbolism around them, we hope that this article answers your questions. For more Fashion jewelry topics, please visit this page or our home page.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.