Crystal Drop Earrings

There are many different styles of earrings available these days. They include styles like stud, chandelier, hoop and drop. Crystal drop earrings make perfect gifts and ideal personal jewelry purchases because they are classic and elegant. They coordinate with every outfit and compliment every face shape, although the teardrop shape is especially flattering for heart shaped faces. It should be noted that those with oval face shapes are lucky enough to wear any style earring including the drop. Crystal is the perfect material for drop earrings because when they dangle they catch and reflect light in an alluring way.

The drop style earring is simple, usually a single teardrop shape that dangles from the base. Occasionally charms can be included with the drop. One of the most famous instances of a celebrity wearing drop earrings was Angelina Jolie at the 2009 Academy Awards. Jolie wore large emerald drop earrings by Lorraine Schwartz. If you want to copy this look, go for crystal drop earrings in a fairly large size that are dark green in color. Speaking of color, crystal is available in many different shades these days and there are different types of crystal.

Austrian crystal is one of the most popular types of crystal from which jewelry is made. As its name implies, this type of crystal comes from Austria. Swarovski crystal is a luxury brand of Austrian crystal that is worn by the rich and famous but also accessible to the public. Many pieces from Swarovski are quite affordable, such as the Paralelle style crystal drop earring featuring rhodium plating, a rectangular base and dazzling multifaceted clear crystals. These earrings are only about $125. Swarovski also makes other drop style earrings in this price range like the Alicia earrings, with a thin drop shape and crystal studs. You might also like their heart shaped drop earrings.

Czech glass is often confused for crystal because of its sparkle. It is also used for a variety of jewelry items and other items. An example of Czech glass earrings in the drop shape are the light blue pair from Wendy Grace offered for around $56. There are earrings made from this glass come in all different colors and styles; the vintage look is a hot trend in the world of crystal glass earrings. An interesting fact about Czech glass is that it is machine pressed then fire glazed which gives it an intense shine and dazzle.

Some crystal drop earrings are made from gemstones that are mined from the earth like quartz crystal. There are many different types of quartz crystal, a few examples include rose quartz, clear quartz, citrine and amethyst. These crystals are cut, polished and placed in silver or gold settings. They are very earthy and look fabulous with a flowing sundress or other casual outfit. Another good thing about natural crystal quartz earrings is the price. While some designer name pieces might be expensive, the vast majority are priced to sell starting at around $10 and going up from there based on various factors. Some natural crystal drop earrings can cost hundreds.

As you can see, there are many different kinds of crystal drop earrings to choose from. So no matter what your style there is a pair for you. Clear crystal is the most versatile and looks fabulous with anything. When considering size, go for a happy medium between small and large. There are tiny drop earring that may be unflattering or get lost due to their small size, then there are large drop earrings like Jolie wore that almost look like rock candy and may be too much for the average person.

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