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Gold Earrings

Gold Earrings are a piece of jewelry attached to the ear by piercing the earlobe or any external part of the ear. Earrings are worn by both sexes and have been used by different civilizations in different times. Gold earrings is of course, made of gold and different metal alloys. The different earring designs range from small loops and studs to large plates and dangling items. The size is ultimately limited by the physical capacity of the earlobe to hold the earring without tearing.

  • Ear Piercing – It refers to an earlobe piercing. There are other locations for piercings other than the earlobe, this includes the rook, targus, and across the helix.
  • Cartilage Piercing – This are piercings in the upper part of the external ear. Cartilage piercings are more complex to perform than earlobe piercings and take longer to heal.

Different Gold Earrings Designs

There are different gold earrings designs:

  • Studs – The most common and simple type of earring. The usual designs for studs are often a stone or ball. The stud is a simple piece the sits tight on the ear and the bar and back are hidden, giving it the appearance of “floating” on the ear.
  • Hoops – Hoop earrings are large, round earrings shaped like hoops. They can be any style or size, but tend to be no longer than shoulder length. A wire threads through the ear piercing, creating a complete circle. Traditionally circular, modern styles can include triangles and even squares as hoop earrings.
  • Cluster – Cluster earrings are the most similar type to stud earrings. These decorative pieces are made up of a number of stones or gems clustered together to create a stylish yet smart look.
  • Drops – The drop style are also similar to stud earrings but they drop below the ear. This design mostly comprises of two parts. They consist of an attachment to the earlobe and some ornament that hangs from the attachment, giving a drop look to the piece.The larger style gives more variety in design and more options for different styles. Drop earrings can be single pieces of jewelry that hang vertically from the ear, several pieces together or hoops.
  • Dangles – Dangles are a more complex version of drop earrings. They also hang down vertically to below the ear, but there is one main difference. Dangle earrings have more body, and they also have movement. While drop earrings are typically stationary, the larger and bulkier dangle earrings are free to move back and forth, and can be any length, giving a much larger scope for design. The hanging part of the design is constructed in a way that it sways and dangles below the earlobe.
  • Jacket – The jacket style has extra detail that adds interest to the front and back of the ear. They retain the security of studs but the appearance of longer, dazzling earrings. Jacket earrings have a regular stud piece, but they also feature a portion that extends underneath the ear and pops back out the front. It wraps around to introduce an embellishing covering to your lobe.
  • Huggies – Huggies are circular and attach through the lobe, but they also fit on the cartilage areas. The difference between hoops and huggies is that huggies sit snug against the ear. They’re a cozier version of hoops, and they stay firmly nestled by your lobe through the bustle of your day. While huggies are usually circles, they can also be made in other forms that have openings.
  • Chandeliers – Chandeliers are another style of dangle earrings, hanging below the ears, but their shape extends until it resembles a chandelier. Made up of branches of different segments that come together as one piece, chandelier earrings are often more luxurious and elegant than other styles.
  • Tear Drop – Tear drop earrings are more a classic style of earrings. It is an extension of the drop style earring, this design features a hanging part that has the shape of a teardrop. Similar to dangle earrings in that they hang low down from the earlobe, a stone or decoration shaped like a tear drop tops off the piece. Tear drop earrings, like chandeliers, are seen as smarter and more than elegant than a simple stud or other styles.
  • Ear Cuffs – Ear cuffs are one of the more exotic and specialized types of earrings. The cuff hugs the ear and can follow the curve all the way to the top, starting from the lobe, or even in the middle of the ear and work their way down.
  • Barbells – Barbell earrings are similar in shape to free weights. A long bar is connected either end by two studs or balls to hold it into place. Barbell earrings typically stretch from the lobe up to the top of the upper earlobe, and require multiple piercings to fit in place. More exotic barbells earrings take the studs or balls, and add decorations or different styles.
  • Threader – A threader earring is a simple, long and thin piece that threads through the ear and dangles down on both sides. It can be made more extravagant by adding stones or other decorative pieces to the ends.
  • Climbers and Crawlers – Climbers and crawlers are the latest design, and they follow the curve of your ear upward. Climbers start at the bottom of the lobe, then rise along the edge of the ear. They stay in place thanks to a sturdy wire that acts as a backbone. This style frequently features a series of gems that get slightly smaller toward the top. Crawlers and climbers appear chic and innovative.

Types of Earring Backs

These are the different types of earring closures that can keep your earrings stable throughout the day and night:

  • Fish Hooks: This consists of a long hook-shaped wire that goes into the piercing. As they are long enough, normally, these do not have any backings. Also, these are very easy to wear and remove. These hooks add stunning and adorable beauty to the person who wears them.
  • Post Earrings: Posts or often called push backs are typically used for studs, and they’re a popular way to secure earrings. It’s effortless to slide on the back once you put the post through the ear hole, and post backs have two loops that allow you to grip them. There is a notch on the end of the post where the earring clicks into to keep the two sides together. They stay together based on the resistance of the single notch.
  • Screw Backs: Screw backs are very similar to push backs. They are balls or ends that instead of being pushed onto the bar, need screwing in. This make the earring more secure and less likely to fall out. Screw backs can be a bit fiddlier than push backs though and take longer to put on.
  • Latch Back Earrings: These offer hinged backing and are mostly used in case of hoops. he back metal part of the earring swings into a stationary catch that goes through the ear hole. They appear on drop earrings, hoops and huggies.
  • Lever Earrings: The spring-loaded mechanism on this type is handy because it has a hinge that automatically snaps into place, which means you don’t have to exert much effort. A lever backing is practical for curved earrings.Although the levers can make the back bulkier and more noticeable, they are convenient. They’re also useful for sensitive ears because they offer room for the skin to breathe.
  • French Back Earrings: The French back is almost identical to the latch, but it has a wide loop at the back that bends inward and flips up. It’s also known as an omega-shaped back, and they’re ideal for clip-on earrings for those who haven’t pierced their ears. French backs are flattering because they don’t pull your ear lobe harshly. Instead, they use their leverage to prop up your lobe and display your elegant earrings.
  • Ear Wire Earrings: Ear wires are comparable to fish hooks but have a longer length. They can also display a hanging chain that weighs down the lighter part. Ear wires are a graceful choice for earring backs because they’re slight and discreet. An ear wire earring back forms when the front is balanced by a slender metal piece. The metal wire that hangs down is typically so long that there’s no need for a stopper.

Different Karats of Gold Earrings

Here are the different gold earrings karats:

  • 9K (37.5% gold and 62.5% alloyed metals) – Contains a high percentage of other metals, making it stronger and cheaper to buy.
  • 14K (58% gold and 42% alloyed metals) – This alloy offers more resistance to wear and tear than either 18K or 22K. More affordable than 18ct gold, due to its lower gold content.
  • 18K (75% gold and 25% alloyed metals) – This is the most traditional mix of gold and other metals. Contains metal alloys for strength and color. White metals added to create white gold. Copper added to create rose gold. 18ct yellow gold is brighter in tone than 14ct and 9ct gold. Because of the higher gold content in 18K pieces, it will also yield a higher price than 14K, and is usually a sign of a higher quality piece of jewelry.
  • 22K (92% gold and 8% alloyed metals) – Even a modest mixture of only 8% alloyed metal makes 22 karat gold a touch stronger and more durable than pure gold. Nevertheless, care will need to be taken with this blend as it’s still the softest form of mixed metal jewelry. They are very soft, so not ideal for stone set jewellery. Used for plain gold jewellery, such as wedding bands.
  • 24K (100% pure gold) – Naturally yellow and highly valuable, but very soft. Being the highest karat of gold, it’s easy to assume that 24K is the “best” gold to buy, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Pure gold can be easily scratched and bent, so it’s impractical for daily wear. Not usually used to make fine jewellery.

The best type of gold earrings that can be worn everyday are earrings that have 14-18k karat. Earrings that are only 10k don’t have as good of a look to them compared to 14-18k gold earrings.

How We Determine the Value of Gold Earrings and Calculate its Price

  1. Gold Earrings Purity – The purity of a gold earrings are measured by their carats or karats. We’ll have to know what is the karat of the gold earrings.
  2. Hallmarks – This is a system that determines and guarantees the gold’s purity.  These marks establish the origin and fineness of the precious metal and ensures it has been accurately and independently tested. In Hallmarking the metal and fineness mark for 18 carat is 750. The mark for 14 carat gold is 585. The mark for 9 carat is 375.
  3. The Gram Weight – The amount of grams of the earrings is the measure of the gold content in the item. Knowing the gram weight of the earrings will allow you to compare the amount of gold in the earrings. After that, we’ll have to weigh the gold earrings by its carats. A 14K gold earrings will weigh more than a 10K gold earrings of the same style and size because 14k has more gold content than 10K. Likewise, an 18K gold earrings will weigh more than a 14K gold earrings.
  4. Obtain the Market Price of Gold in Ounces – First is to check the market price of gold in ounces. If pure gold is selling for $1300 per ounce in the metal markets, then one gram is going for $41.80 ($1300/31.1g). So let’s say a particular 14k gold chain weighs 20 grams. Remember, only 58% of the weight is pure gold. The other 42% is a conglomeration of other metals. So: 58% of 20g = 11.6g. In other words, out of that 20 gram chain, only 11.6 grams of it are pure gold. And with gold at $1300/oz. or $41.80/gram. The gold in the chain would be worth $484.88 ($41.80 x 11.6 = $484.88).

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