जुलाई 29, 2021 2 min read

Studs and huggies are big-time fashion accessories for men with piercings today. The charm and charisma men’s earrings add are no secret. Men who slay the earring look are hot and irresistible, aren't they?

But do you know how it all started? When did men start wearing earrings.

First of all, here are three super interesting facts that are going to leave your mouth open in astonishment:

    • It was men who wore earrings first and not women (Oh! You read that right.).
    • The journey of men’s earrings has been 7000 years long.
    • The meanings attached to wearing men’s earrings have been contrasting at different times of history, and the whole story is super interesting.

I am not teasing you anymore. Instead, have a look at the history associated with the origin of men’s earrings.

Earrings for men

Ancient times

The archaeological pieces of evidence, especially from Egypt, suggest that men’s earrings date back to 7000 BC. But, then, wall carvings indicate earrings worn by Persian men.

Back then, only the ones with wealth and ranking positions wore men’s jewelry. It communicated their royalty. It was considered a creative way for body modification that only the ones with status could carry.

Europe has witnessed earrings as a symbol of status earlier, and then fast forward a few centuries, these were suddenly worn by lower-class groups and seen as a symbol of slavery.

Then the distinction was made by choice of metal for earrings. While the rich wore earrings made with precious metals, the commoners used cheaper metals like copper for their earrings and other kinds of jewelry.

Next, the Catholic churches were against the idea of wearing earrings because they did not believe in altering the body that was gifted to human beings by God.

Traditional meanings

In the 20th century, sailors started wearing earrings, and that could have three meanings.

    • The sailor had successfully completed a world tour on the ship.
    • He was saved from a ship accident.
    • The earring would be given at the time of his burial.

Another meaning attached to wearing earrings was to showcase the rebel personality. People who wanted to unfollow the norms of society started wearing earrings to stand out.

Indian history is associated with men’s earrings

In India, wearing earrings had spiritual meanings associated with it. For example, Gautam Buddha had big earlobes, and wearing earrings was considered a spiritual awakening.

Also, as per Karnavedha Hindu children, both males and females had to wear earrings after turning 3 or 5.

Current scenario

Today earrings are worn as a fashion statement and also as status symbols. Then you see celebrities creating trends with earrings. People also continue to wear them for spiritual reasons and finally, to showcase their defiant personalities.

Whatever your reason may be to flaunt those earrings, INOX JEWELRY has the most dapper and comfortable men’s earrings collection. Our stainless steel earrings are top-notch and uber-cool. We have something for every personality. From basics to fancy adornments, we have got you covered.

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