Drop and dangle earrings showcase bold gemstones in elegant silhouettes and a dazzling array of precious metal settings—including gold and platinum—take any ensemble to the next level. No matter your personal taste, a pair of dangle earrings makes a welcome addition to any jewelry box.
What is the difference between drop and dangle earrings?
Drop earrings and dangle earrings describe earrings that hang from the earlobe at various lengths. Some drop earrings hang just below the ear and stay stationary when you move while others are longer and sway back and forth when you walk or turn your head. Dangle earrings can be drop earrings but drop earrings aren't a type of dangle earring.
What are dangle earrings called?
Dangle earrings are a type of drop earrings. Threaders are a distinct type of dangle earring comprised of a long chain that runs through your ear piercing, often adorned with gemstones. Extravagant drop earrings with many segments that come together as one piece are referred to as chandelier earrings.
When can you wear drop earrings?
Drop earrings are a timeless classic that can be worn to both casual gatherings and special events. The alluring sophistication of dangle earrings makes them a marvelous choice no matter the occasion.
How do you open dangling earrings?
Dangle earrings may be opened with a traditional metal earring post backing or with different types of hinged clasps. Threaders are worn differently than other types of dangle earrings. With a threader earring, the chain is threaded through your ear so that the middle of the chain rests inside your ear piercing.