The oldest known examples of earrings were found by Chinese archaeologists in Inner Mongolia and are thought to be around 8,000 years old. The archaeologists uncovered several pairs of jade
earrings, ranging from 2.5 to 6 cm in size.
In western culture, there are four main types of earrings: Creoles are inserted into the hole in the ear and then fixed in place. Drop earrings (known as chandeliers in French) hang down from the
ear and have a particularly beautiful effect thanks to the movement of the gems. Ear studs are a style where a pin is inserted through the ear and then fixed in place with a clasp behind the ear.
Clip-on earrings became popular in the golden era of the 1920s, enabling women to wear beautiful gemstone earrings without needing to have their ears pierced. However, clip-on earrings are still
seen as the more uncomfortable form of earring, as the security of the clip has a higher priority than the wearer’s comfort. Koenig Design clip-on earrings are unique on the market.