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Earrings took a back seat for quite some time, but re-emerged unscathed around sixteenth century. At time womenís hairstyles crept up exposing ears again and by seventeenth century earrings were back in fashion.
Earrings then were often long and heavy and extended use resulted in women suffering permanently stretched ear lobes. This can be clearly seen in pictures of Queen Victoria, a dedicated earring wearer. Perhaps she had a lot to do with fashion of time.
Earring fashions varied with hairstyles. When hair was worn on top of head ears were prominently displayed and so earrings were essential, however from time to time hairstyles favoured covering ears, and earrings went back out of fashion.
All sorts of exotic earring materials were used including in late 1800s, of all things, Brazilian beetles for their attractive green color.
Back then it was Brazilian beetles, now itís moissanite. Using newest of modern earring materials, moissanite earrings are taking earring world by storm. Why? Simply because moissanite earrings look as good as diamond earrings but without price tag.
Moissanite earrings feature moissanite stones, a modern alternative to diamonds which offer all qualities of diamonds but at a fraction of cost.
Whether itís simple round cut moissanite stones set into white or yellow gold to produce stunning moissanite stud earrings, three stone moissanite earrings in gold or solitaire moissanite earrings with lever back settings, any would complement ear of modern woman.
Moissanite earrings, modern Brazilian beetle!
Find out more about Moissanite Earrings and other types of Moissanite rings at Peter's website, The Magic of Moissanite. © 2005 Peter Crump.