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An earring is a piece of jewellery attached to the ear by piercing in the earlobe or other outer part of the ear (excluding earrings with clips attached to the earlobe). Earrings are worn by both genders and have been used by different civilizations at different times.

Other piercing sites besides the pinna include the rook, tragus, and across the helix. The simple term “ear piercing” usually refers to a pinna piercing. In contrast, a piercing on the top of the outer earis often referred to as a “cartilage piercing.” Cartilage piercings are more difficult to perform than ear piercings and take longer to heal.

Earring components can be made from many materials, including metal, plastic, glass, gemstone, beads, wood, bone, and other materials. Designs range from small loops and studs to large plates and hanging objects. The size is ultimately limited by the physical ability of the pinna to hold the earring without breaking. However, heavy earrings worn for a long time can cause the earlobe to stretch and the piercing.


Ear piercing is one of the oldest known forms of body modification, with artistic and written references from cultures worldwide dating back to early history. Gold earrings and other jewellery made of gold, lapis lazuli and carnelian, were discovered as early as 2600 BCE in the Sumerian royal cemetery in Ur from the Early Dynastic Period. Earrings with gold, silver and bronze hoops were widespread in the Minoan civilization (2000–1600 BCE). Examples can be seen in frescoes on the Aegean island of Santorini in Greece. In the late Minoan and early Mycenaean periods of the Bronze Age, hoop earrings with conical pendants were in vogue in Greece. The earliest evidence that men wore the earrings can be seen in archaeological evidence from Persepolis in ancient Persia. Some of the surviving walls of the palace depict Persian soldiers wearing earrings.

In his description of Tutankhamun’s tomb, Howard Carter writes that the pharaoh’s earlobes were perforated. Still, there were no earrings inside the package, although there were some in the grave. The ears of the burial mask were also perforated, but the holes were covered with gold discs. This means that only children wore earrings in Egypt at that time, as in Egypt during the time of Carter.

Other early evidence of earrings is evident in biblical records. Exodus 32: 1–4 says that when Moses was on Mount Sinai, the Israelites asked Aaron to create a god.

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