How to wear ear cuffs: the ultimate guide
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How to wear ear cuffs: the ultimate guide

Curious about the ear cuff hype? We don’t blame you. After all, what’s not to love about jewelry that lets you express yourself and adorn your ears without the commitment of traditional piercings? We’re huge fans of ear cuffs at Adorn512 and we know they’re not going away any time soon, so we’ve pulled together this guide to answer any questions you might have before hopping on board the ear cuff train! Let’s start with the basics…

What are ear cuffs? 

Ear cuffs are a type of earring that wrap around the outer edge of the ear, without the need for a piercing. Unlike traditional earrings, which are worn through a hole in the ear, ear cuffs can be worn by anyone - even if they don’t have their ears pierced!

How do ear cuffs stay on?

A very important question! Ear cuffs stay on by gripping the outer edge of the ear. The cuff is designed to fit snugly around the curve of the ear, and once the cuff has been placed in position, the wearer can secure it by squeezing the two ends of the ear cuff together so that the metal holds its shape.

Do I need to have pierced ears to wear ear cuffs?

Absolutely not - that’s what makes them so fun and versatile. Even people who don’t have piercings can get creative with an ear party! You can also start out with an ear cuff if you’re considering a cartilage piercing but don’t want to take the plunge just yet. 

What is the history around ear cuffs?

Ear cuffs have a long and fascinating history, dating back centuries to ancient civilizations such as the Aztecs and the Greeks. In many cultures, ear cuffs were worn as a symbol of status, wealth, or spiritual significance.

In ancient Greece, ear cuffs were particularly popular among wealthy women who wanted to show off their status. These ear cuffs were often made of gold or bronze, and were decorated with gemstones and other elements.

Today, ear cuffs are popular once again, and are seen as a stylish and unique alternative to traditional earrings. 

How should you style ear cuffs?

Ear cuffs can be styled in so many different ways - here are just a few of our suggestions:

  1. Keep it simple: If you're new to wearing ear cuffs, it's best to start with a simple design. Choose a cuff that is small and delicate, like our Horseshoe Ear Cuff, and wear it on its own for a subtle yet stylish touch.
  2. Stack them up: For a bolder look, try stacking multiple ear cuffs along the edge of your ear, or pairing them with a stud earring or a small hoop to create some variety. Our Double Stack Ear Cuff is a brilliant option for creating this look! 
  3. Match your metals: If you're wearing a gold necklace or bracelet, consider pairing it with a gold ear cuff for a cohesive and polished look. Similarly, if you're wearing silver jewelry, opt for a silver ear cuff to tie your look together. Take a look at our ear cuff collection to see which tones will match your existing jewelry best! 

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