ear·ring | ˈir-(ˌ)iŋ
An ornament for the ear, most commonly worn in the earlobe
Among the most common types of jewelry worn by men and women alike around the world, they are commonly given as gifts for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. There are several types of earrings including studs, drops, dangles, hoops, and huggies. The first earrings have dated back to 2,500 BC and have been found in many cultures around the world. Attached to the ear via a piercing in the earlobe, earrings can be attached to almost any part of the ear including the helix, industrial, rook, tragus, conch, or lobe. Materials for earrings can include precious metals, gemstones, beads, glass, or even plastic, and can be close to the ear or dangling below the ear. They are typically attached by a stud or hook.