Small flower earrings are a delightful item of jewelry and are available in a variety of styles.
Types of Flower Earrings
Floral earrings are available in many styles. Ranging from tiny rose stud earrings carved from pearls to delicate earrings made from precious metals, there are a wide number to choose from.
Flower earrings can be made from a variety of materials. From gold earrings studded with diamonds, to fun and funky plastics, there is likely to be a style to meet all tastes and budgets.
- Precious Metals: Precious metals such as gold and silver are a great choice for earrings. The cool white metal of silver and the different hues and shades of gold means that there is a wide choice available. Precious metals are straightforward to look after and while silver tarnishes when exposed to air for a long time, the deep patina will accentuate the texture of petals.
Extremely delicate earrings can be made from metals, which give the opportunity to show off plenty of detail which will catch the light.
Other metals are also available, however it is important to make sure that any metal that is contact with the skin is nickel free and is hypoallergenic to avoid the potential for reactions with the skin.
- Gemstones: Gemstones are often carved into shapes and a popular shape is flowers. These lend themselves to earrings and look extremely attractive.
Gemstones are available in a variety of colors ranging from the pale opaque pink of rose quartz to the deep purple hues of amethyst. The wide range of types of gemstone means that earrings can be chosen to complement a variety of outfits or match other jewelry items.
- Other Materials: Flower earrings can be made from a variety of other materials. These include fabrics and textiles such as velvets and silks. Plastics and other man made materials are also available and these can bring a contemporary take on a classic flower. Bright primary colors can bring a flash of brilliance to an outfit without being overly flashy.
Flower earrings will either be worn as studs (typical for smaller earrings) which means that the flower is attached to a pin and this is secured with a butterfly clip or attached to an earwire which means that the flower dangles below the ear.
Either style is attractive and looks great for many occasions. Stud earrings are more practical as they are less likely to catch, meaning that they may be more suitable for wear on the beach or during other leisure activities. Dangling earrings are slightly more dressy, however small flower earrings combine elegance with delicate style.
Buying Small Flower Earrings
Floral-themed earrings can be bought from both traditional jewelry stores and online websites. Buying from a high street jewelry store is a popular choice for many people because they can see and touch the earrings. Whereas it is not advisable to try earrings on before buying, it is possible to hold earrings up against your ears to assess the finished look. This gives the buyer reassurance of what they are buying and helps avoid disappointment.
Buying from an online store, however, also has many benefits. It means that people can shop from the comfort of their own home and visit a variety of stores in a fraction of the time it would take to trawl around the high street equivalents. Online stores often have a wider range to choose from and sometimes stock some more unusual products.
Some online stores that sell small-sized flower earrings:
- Nordstrom.com - Kate Spade pansy blossom studs
- Claire's - Wide range of flower earrings
- Macy's.com - Trio set of diamond accented ruby, emerald, and sapphire flower earrings
- AnnaBellagio - Chloe cubic zirconia flower earrings
When looking for a special pair of earrings with a flower design, many jewelers will offer a custom service where they can design and make a pair of earrings. This can be useful when looking to match earrings to an outfit or to another piece of jewelry.
Flower earrings are a beautiful item of jewelry. Whether they are fun and funky brightly colored flowers, or classic designs made from precious metals, they are likely to bring pleasure to the wearer and gain admiring glances from others.