Earrings, ornaments decorating the ears, have been one of the main forms of jewelry throughout history. In many cultures, earrings have traditionally been worn as symbols of cultural identity, as markers of age, marital status, or because they are believed to have protective or medicinal powers. However, the primary function of earrings has been a decorative one.

As earrings are placed near the face, more than any other piece of jewelry, they have been particularly responsive to changes in fashion. As hairstyles, hats, chains, and necklines have changed and evolved, earrings have correspondingly increased and decreased in size, and they have been key in balancing and tying together the desired fashionable style.

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