The history of earrings is a varied history indeed. And latest in long line of female body adornments known as earrings are Moissanite earrings. Moissanite is taking jewelry world by storm and moissanite earrings are no exception.
Moissanite earrings, well earrings in general anyway, are a fashion with a long history. They are believed to have originated around 3000 BC. Fashioned often in gold, silver or bronze, numerous examples of earrings dating from around 2500 BC to time of Christ have been unearthed.
Many fascinating examples have been uncovered from royal graves in Iraq!
Earring styles have varied enormously over last 3500 years. Earrings were often buried with dead, as were many other forms of fashionable jewelry of time. This is fortunate as it allows us to determine exactly what earrings were popular at various times in our history.
Around 1350 BC hoop earrings were popular which fitted inside a larger hole in ear than would normally be case. We can only imagine what it would have taken to produce hole in ear in first place! Probably a small hoop earring at first, followed by larger ones as time progressed.
Earrings had styles and motifs which fitted times. For example in Greek society around second century BC earrings often displayed motifs of gods of time. And precious stones also adorned ears of wealthy women of time to display their riches.
From around third to tenth century AD earrings were overtaken by head adornments which often covered entire side of face. And then for a few centuries after that long hair styles and high collars covered ears and earrings lost their appeal.