Earrings 101

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Earrings 101

An earring is a piece of jewelry attached to the ear via a piercing in the earlobe or another external part of the ear. Earrings have been one of the oldest forms of adornments. Back in the early days, they were very simple and were worn to depict one’s social status. Over the years, earrings have evolved to be an essential fashion accessory for both women and men. A pair of earrings can enhance your appearance instantly. Whether it’s just simple studs or elaborate drops, earrings in any shape or size will add to your look. At Devon's Diamonds & Decor, we carry a large selection of earrings in Boca Raton. From simple to statement earrings, we have something for every style and occasion.

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white gold diamond stud earrings

A stud earring is a classic and stylish type of earring that comes in many different shapes, sizes, and designs. What sets the stud apart from other earrings is that it does not dangle down. The pin that sticks through the ear is hidden by the diamond (or whatever outward facing jewel). A removable back secures the earring on the back side of the ear. ( Read more about stud earrings in our previous blog. )

Earring Jackets A fantastic option for a more glamorous look for yourdiamond earring jacket boca raton
diamond stud earrings in Boca Raton is an earring jacket. A Jacket is a piece of jewelry that wraps around other jewelry. All you do is push the earring post through the hole and you have a whole new earring. The beauty of an earring jacket is its versatility and how it provides a cost effective and easy way to spice up the look of traditional diamond studs.


    yellow gold diamond hoop earrings
    Hoops are another recognizable type of earring and are again available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Traditionally, hoops are circular, but as they have grown in popularity, you will see all sorts of different shapes such as squares, ovals, or triangles. Inside Out Hoops in Boca Raton have been a very popular style. At our jewelry store in Boca Raton, you will find a unique selection of hoop earrings. ( Read more about hoop earrings in our previous blog. )


    rose gold diamond huggies
    Huggies are a variation of the hoop earring, but rather than loop down and around, they hug the ear, leaving little to no space underneath the earlobe. In other words, they still have a circular shape, but they are a thicker and smaller version of the traditional hoop. Diamond huggies in Boca Raton are also a classic choice. At our jewelry store in Boca Raton, you will find a great selection of huggie earrings.

    Drop Earrings

    white gold diamond drop earrings

    A drop earring will connect at the earlobe, but instead of resting against the ear, the drop earring will hang down or drop below the ear. Some of them are short and sit just below the ear, while others hang considerably low. Diamond drop earrings in Boca Raton are always a popular choice for someone who is attending a fancy event. At our jewelry store in Boca Raton, you will find a beautiful selection of diamond drop earrings.

    Chandelier Earrings

    white gold diamond chandelier earrings
    Chandelier earrings get their name because they are shaped like a chandelier, but in a lot of cases, they might dangle as well. They attach to ear at the earlobe and drop down, often consisting of multiple levels of decorations. Like diamond drop earrings, chandelier earrings in Boca Raton are also a popular choice for someone who is attending a fancy event. 

    Dangle Earrings

    tri color diamond dangling earrings
    Dangle earrings are similar to drop earrings, but the difference is that drop earrings are typically stationary, whereas dangles are free to swing back and forth. Again, dangles come in various lengths, and the further down from the ear they are, the bigger they can be.  Like chandelier earrings, diamond dangle earrings in Boca Raton are also a popular choice for someone who is attending a fancy event. At our jewelry store in Boca Raton, you will find a great selection of dangle earrings.

    Tear Drop Earrings

    white gold diamond tear drop earrings
    A tear drop is another version of the drop earring and will look like a tear drop. They penetrate through the earlobe and hang down slightly, attaching to a tear drop shaped stone or decorative piece. Like diamond dangle earrings, diamond tear drop earrings in Boca Raton are also a popular choice for someone who is attending an event. At our jewelry store in Boca Raton, you will find a unique selection of diamond tear drop earrings.


    Cluster Earrings

    platinum diamond cluster earrings
    Cluster earrings are decorative earrings that are comprised of several different gemstones or beads that are grouped together in a “cluster.” These might be in the form of a stud, or they may dangle down from the earlobe. At our jewelry store in Boca Raton, you will find a unique selection of diamond cluster earrings.






    Types of Earring Backs

    It's just as important to have the right option for fastening your earrings as to find the right style. Different types of earrings require different types of posts and backs. The backs keep the earrings in place and prevent them from falling out or getting lost. These are the five common earring backs in Boca Raton:

    • Push Backs

    The pushback is the most common backing style and typically used for studs. It’s a small piece with a small hole that slides onto the post of the earring. It’s often called a butterfly backing because of its curved shape.

    • Screw Backs 

    Screw backs are almost exactly the same as push backs. They are the same shape, but instead of pushing one, they screw on, which can make the earring more secure and less likely to fall off.

    • Latch Backs

    The latch back works with a hinge that opens and closes, and they are most commonly used for hoop earrings and huggies. The latch will open so that you can slide the post through your ear, and once it’s in, you simply close the latch.

    • Fish Hooks

    The fish hook gets its name from its appearance, which is reminiscent of an actual fish hook. It’s a small, thin piece of metal that curves around and hooks onto the ear. The fish hook is different from other back types because it doesn’t actually have backing at all. Rather, this earring connects to a stone or decorative piece and hooks through the ear. Its shape prevents the earring from falling out and doesn’t require any additional clamps.

    • Levers

    Levers are more similar to the fish hook, as they slide through your ear, and their shape is almost enough to keep the earring in place. However, for added security, the lever backing creates a full loop, and the lever closes after being placed in the ear, so there is no risk of the thing falling out. 

    Earrings in Boca Raton

    Like any exceptional piece of jewelry, earrings can transform how you look and feel about yourself. At Devon's Diamonds & Decor, we carry a large selection of different styles of earrings. If you are looking for a very particular style or want to redesign an outdated pair, we also specialize in custom jewelry design. What makes it exciting is that you can have your favorite design customized to meet your own personal style. Visit our jewelry store in Boca Raton to find the perfect earrings for you or a loved one. 

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