Earrings Shopping Guide

Easily the most popular piercing type in the world, the humble lobe ear piercing has stood the test of time. There are several different types of earring, for more information on the different kinds you can check out the list below.


The ear stud is the most common form of earring available, and is what most people get the first time they get an earring. There are many different studs to choose from, in many colours and materials.


The drops are not so different from earring studs. The design is the same, except there is an added dangling element which gives it even more volume and can completely change the style of the wearer.


Almost as popular as ear studs, hooped earrings have been around forever. Suitable for almost any occasion, you can find all manner of hooped earrings with a wide array of options in size, colour and material.

Ear Cuffs

An ear cuff is a great alternative for people who like the look of a helix piercing, but don’t want to undergo the procedure. A semi-ring is attached to the ear stud via a chain, and cuffs around the helix, allowing the chain to hang across the ear.

Jackets & Crawlers

Jackets and crawlers are an awesome way to make it look like you have several piercings all along your earlobe. The idea is simple: the stud goes in and the rest of the piercing and the decorative part of the jewellery compliments the rest of the ear.

Earring Size Information

Earrings come in different thicknesses. The most common size is 0.8 mm (20GA), but 0.6 mm (22GA) is also a popular fitting. Some earrings can even go up to 1.0 mm (18GA).

If you consistently wear earrings and change them regularly, you can most likely wear any thickness up to 1.0 mm. This is especially true when your hole has been fully healed for years. At this point, there isn't much that can go wrong. Just make sure not to purchase piercings starting at 1.2 mm (16GA) for your normal earring hole.

If you are not sure if you can wear the thicker earrings, simply stick to 0.6 mm or 0.8 mm.

316L Surgical Steel

The most common material among piercings, it also makes a very handy earring as can be seen in our wide collection. It is a durable metal with a great array of colours. With some care and avoiding moisture, it will serve you well.

.925 Sterling Silver

Another very popular choice for earrings, and has been that way for a long time. .925 sterling silver makes a lovely piercing because of its shine and classiness. As well as this, it is quite affordable.

14K Gold

A long time staple of class and luxury in jewellery, gold is a brilliant material for earrings, and will make any outfit shine. Suitable for all occasions, 14 Kt. gold is also hypoallergenic and with care and attention, its famous shine will last you a long time.

Take Care of Your Earrings

No matter what kind of piercing you get, it is important to take proper care, regardless of what kind of jewellery you buy. Like all piercings, you’re going to need to take care of those earrings. Here are three simple steps to keep in mind.

1. Keep your earrings sterile whenever putting them in. Always clean them if they’ve been taken out.

2. It’s no harm to keep a salt spray handy, just to give it a clean every now and then, even if your ear is fully healed.

3. If a new earring ever causes irritation, you may not be compatible with the metal or material of the piercing. Take it out and go to a piercer if necessary.