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Types of Earrings

Ear piercings are easily the most popular type of piercing available which has led to a huge range of styles and designs being sold.  Below we've summarised the main types.

  • Stud Earrings - these are hugely popular and the majority of first piercings are done with a simple stud.  They are secured onto the back of the ear often with a basic push on backing (often referred to as a butterfly back because of the shape).  Stud earrings are available in a range of materials, from the more low cost metals such as surgical steel and titanium through to precious metals such as gold and silver.  You may also see these referred to as post earrings.
  • Hoops - another highly popular style, available in a range of materials and sizes.  The simple, and most plain styles are particularly great as they compliment just about any look.  Hoop (or sleeper) earrings are available in smaller sizes from around 15mm (1.5cm) right through to very large at over 60mm (6cm)!  
  • Dangle or Drops
  • Ear Cuffs
  • Ear Crawlers -