One item of jewelry that cannot really be called unisex is the dangle earring. Dangle earrings are a wonderful piece of jewelry for a woman to wear when she is going somewhere special, like a wedding or maybe an event or party. They add a certain sense of sophistication to any lady. But if an older guy wears them, forget it; it just looks a little bit odd or tacky. Having said that, though, younger lads can get away with wearing dangle earrings if they have an outrageous design, and fit into a general “sub-cultural” style. For example, it’s fairly common to see the goths wearing this type of earring, with skulls and crossbones, and other related themes. It’s the kind of thing that doesn’t necessarily look too cool on a 40-year-old man!
Dangle earrings can be found in a variety of lengths, from the relatively low-key examples that are barely an inch in length, to the other end of the scale with over the top, flamboyant designer pieces that almost reach the top of the shoulders. They can also vary in design, from the cute or understated designs that are popular with teenage girls, to the highly elegant and ornate designs, usually associated with the celebrities when they strut their stuff on the red carpets at movie premieres.
Attachment of this style of earring is normally by a simple hook (the French hook) that fits through the earlobe without actually closing onto any other part of the ring. Some styles, though, do connect via two wires which hook together.
Although there are hundreds of designs to consider when thinking about getting a pair of dangle earrings, you’ll still need to think about the usual safety precautions. Make sure that the earrings are hypoallergenic – if they have nickel as part of the alloy, remember this can cause allergic reactions. Especially with the dangling type of earring, also consider how much they weigh. If you are happy to really push the boat out, and opt for huge danglers, ensure they are not so heavy that they damage the piercings. If they are too heavy, they can quite easily rip through your earlobe – ouch! So take a little care to find just the right ones for you. In a lot of cases though, very reasonably priced lightweight pieces can be found, which will still be dazzling enough to illuminate your look!
And with so many to choose from, there is always a pair of perfect dangle earrings to make an elegant princess out of a special lady, whatever her age group – though some of the guys might say that with age comes more expensive tastes – and why not! Find out much more and browse a selection of Dangle Earrings.