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The history of earrings

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The history of earrings dates back to 3000-1200 BC. Already at that time Minoan cultures of the time wore body ornaments in the form of earrings. However, experts estimate that the history of earrings goes back much further.

Earrings were also popular in ancient times and were already made of gold. In the Middle Ages, people hardly wore jewelry, so earrings only came back into “fashion” from the 16th century. Here they had a symbolic meaning primarily among sailors. With the dawn of the sixties and at the latest since the turn of the millennium, it is hard to imagine everyday life without wearing earrings, especially for women.

Today, earrings are available in a wide variety of materials. Through the further development of raw materials and processes, numerous alloys are now possible in jewelry manufacturing, so that earrings can be made not only in gold, but also in a cool white gold or warm rose gold.