The earliest known earrings were made in the shape of hoops and later evolved as pendants. Ancient Egyptians wore dangle earrings as a sign of their wealth and status. The Greeks also wore earrings. Romans, especially the women, introduced gemstones in the earrings as early as second century A.D. In the Renaissance period, women fashioned their hair in swept up styles that revealed the ears. Even the noblemen, preferred to wear dangle earrings with embedded pearls and diamonds. Sailors and pirates wore earrings of gold and silver believing that it bettered their eyesight! Whatever your reason, earrings are a beautiful piece of jewelry that add to your jewelry collection. We carry a variety of dangle and post earrings in sterling silver, gold and platinum.