There is quite some history behind earrings. Earrings in the beginning were, as they are today, worn by both genders but not as a fashion statement. It was believed that sickness and evil spirits could enter the body through orifices and it could only be protected if amulets, such as earrings, were worn at these entryways. Ancient doctors even believed that earrings or the gemstones present in them could cure headaches and also improve eyesight. However, it is a clear concept that it was worn to adorn them. For seamen, a pierced earlobe symbolized a journey around the world or across the equator. Interestingly, sailors often wore earrings made of gold so that they could pay for a Christian burial in case of shipwrecking. It was in the early 20th century where earrings became a fashion statement for women.

Benefits of earrings 

  • Ear piercing has an impact on the brain resulting in the enhancement of memory.
  • According to Ayurveda, ear piercings help in the flow of energy in the body.
  • Wearing an earring in the left ear can relieve a woman of pain to a large extent. It is for this reason, that people often wear studs in the left ear.
  • The pressure points on the ears help to maintain digestive health.
  • Piercings in the ears enhance the blood circulation process in the body. It is necessary to ensure the transmission of blood to the brain in the right quantities. Optimum functioning of the brain results in a greater mental power.

Though earrings have evolved over the years with improvised designs and models, every piece stands out on its own during that period. The same old pieces are hard to find now and so Antiques of Kingston brings you the statement pieces from the past few decades. Be the trend setter to the world that has forgotten the past.

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