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EarringsRings, studs and other ornaments worn in the ears are popular all over the country. In fact, a girl`s ears are usually pierced before her first birthday.Other important ornaments are finger rings, toe rings and anklets. Rings for the fingers are again, of various materials and designs and worn by unmarried and married women. Since the ring has become a common adornment, it is no longer considered a symbol of marriage.

An earring is an ornament that is worn in the ear. Earrings are often made out of metal but can also be made out of bone or similar hard material. Earrings are worn by both genders, although women generally more commonly wear them. Earrings are attached to the ear through a piercing in the earlobe or some other external part of the ear, except in the case of a clip earring, which clips onto the lobe. The simple term "ear piercing" usually refers to an earlobe piercing, whereas piercings in the upper part of the external ear are often referred to as "cartilage piercings." Cartilage piercings are more complex to perform than earlobe piercings, and take longer to heal.

Earring components can be made out of any number of materials, including metal, glass, precious stones and beads. Earring designs can range from small loops or studs to large plates or dangling items. Earring size is generally limited by the physical capacity of the earlobe to hold the earring without tearing. People who habitually wear heavy earrings may find that over time, the earlobe and piercing stretch.

Earrings are worn around the world in most cultures, both currently and historically. In many cultures, it is common to pierce the ears of young girls soon after birth. This has become somewhat controversial because of its involuntary nature, similar to, but much less severe than circumcision.

The different types of earrings are stud earrings, Hoop earrings,Dangle Earrings, and Slave Earrings, Clip on Earrings, Ear cuff, Magnetic Earrings, Stick-on Earings, Spring Hoop-Earrings, and Permanent Earrings.

Necklaces Earrings Armbands
Bracelets Anklets Belly Chains
Pendants Rings Watches
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Tattoos Tiaras Combs
Brooches Toe Rings Jewellery Sets
Bangles Chains Cufflinks
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