Unlike decades earlier, men were perceived to be gay, when they wore an earring or two on one ear. But, today men seen with men’s diamond earrings are perceived to be more manly, stylish, and a pop culture lover.
Ear piercing among men has been introduced since the ancient times. In some places, men wore earrings and not women. Of course, in some cultures, women were seen to wear the earrings rather than men. There were also ethnic groups in which wearing earring was a status symbol.
In Indian tribes, piercing on ears, tongue, eye brows, and nose was part of initiations and rituals to change the body of the person. For them, body alteration symbolizes age, status in the tribe, and wealth. This belief still exists today in this particular tribe.
Among sailors, many believe that if their bodies were recovered after a sea voyage mishap, the person who recovered the body may claim the earring to be the payment for a proper burial. However, sailors with pierced ears are recognized either to have sailed around the world or have survived a sinking ship.
In the early 60s and 70s, lesbians, gays, and hippies began wearing earrings and the taboo associated with men wearing earrings fade little by little.
Today, celebrities, especially among males, lead the fad in having a pierced ear. Unlike the earrings worn in ancient times which were made of wood, ivory, and stone, the earrings today are made from silver or gold just like the old sailors.
The Indian tribes concept of earrings was of hooks and large bars with sharp end. The sailors was about hoops and studs. The modern shapes and designs of earrings are more flexible, stylish, and creative.
Mens earrings can be studs or hoops. They can be embedded with a precious gem stone or birth stone. One famous stone used to embellish the earrings is diamond. Diamonds are thought to add flair, style, and timelessness to the jewelry. They make any jewelry match any clothing style.
Just like the earrings worn by women, mens diamond earrings can be of different sizes. Many stylists and designers believe that the size of earrings is important as it has an impact on the wearers life. To them, it actually characterizes the lifestyle of the person.
For example, men who live an active lifestyle or career would do well with small earrings. Laborers or skilled workers likewise understand that they do not want their dangling earrings to be caught on machineries that they are working on.
Besides, small and steady earrings are more elegant, unless, if there are situations which would dictate that dangling earrings are more favorable.
Men wear earrings for the fun of it. Some wear earrings because they want to eradicate inequality between men and women. Others wear an earring because they want to belong or they dare to be different.
Regardless of the reasons, many jewellery shops take advantage of the trend. They design mens diamond earrings with the same creativity they allotted to when they design womens jewelry. If you want to buy diamond earrings, you can view our diamond earrings guide