What is a cuff earring?
Cuff earrings are literally a half circle or “cuff” that attaches to your ear by slipping it over the outer rim of the ear cartilage. You can see the “cuff” behind the top of the three feathers on the earring on the left. That cuff holds the upper part of a long earring in place.
Some cuff earrings are also wrap earrings. Wrap earrings, however, have a wider definition. Some are slip on, while others need a piercing to wear. This style earring either attaches to your ear with a cuff, or curls around the upper part and side of the ear.
Wrap cuff earrings are a fun alternative for special occasions or parties. They are worn year round with everyday attire, but are especially appropriate with some Halloween costumes.
Wrap cuff earrings tend to be bold and brash. They often feature serpents, mythical creatures or Gothic inspired designs. They are always fun and they are very popular with the young set right now. However, wearing them is not limited by age. Most wrap cuff earrings fasten with a normal lobe piercing with no additional piercings needed. You can also buy some that just clip on.
Not that cuff earrings are new — they’ve been around for centuries in some native cultures. But like everything else, modern society has put its own spin on them. Let me introduce you to some Gothic style, sometimes called punk style, ear cuffs.
Take you time to look through the selection and see which one you would like to add to your jewelry wardrobe or give as a gift.
Here is the Earring featured above Shown on an Ear
You can see the cuff holds this earring in place midway up the earlobe
Popular Bold Wrap Ear Cuffs
Here are two examples of some really popular wrap ear cuff earrings. You can easily see how these cuff or wrap earrings are worn in the two photo below. Note how they wrap around the ear. Ear wrap cuffs are most often sold as single earrings, instead of as a set. Wrap cuff earrings are made to wear on one side or the other. It is imperative that you know which side of your face, or which ear, you wish to accent with a wrap cuff.
You can probably tell by the photos that the Black Dragon Lure is made for the right ear. The Silver Dragon Lure Dragon Earring and the Passion earring with the red Swarovski crystal drops are both made for the left ear.
The Black Rose of Passion Wrap Earring
A black rose and a drop of blood — what could be more Goth? Very symbolic and effective though, isn’t it?
This cuff earring is made of black pewter and features sparkling Swarovski crystals that capture the light as you move. Fastens with a single post to an existing lobe-piercing.
Take a close look at the photo. The black rose itself rests at the top of your ear while the thorny vine wraps around the back, then winds back to the front of your ear lobe. This ear wrap actually has a post that goes through a pierced ear and fastens in the back with the end of the vine.
This rose of passion fits the left ear only.
Gold Tone Art Deco Peacock Ear Cuff
All ear cuffs are pretty unique, but this one is rather exceptional. Not only is it fascinating like any ear cuff, but the design is fabulous. If you look closely, you will see the peacock head is at the top and is encircled by pink feathers. It is further accented with a row of Austrian Crystals.
This ear cuff does not require a piercing.
More Fun with Wrap Cuff Earrings
These wrap cuff earrings add an elegant touch to any apparel with wrap earrings. I love the way they decorate your entire ear. These larger settings would be gorgeous and very eye-catching for the holidays, at parties, weddings, or just for fun.
Fashion Gold-Tone Crystal Simulated Pearl Flower Cluster Ear Wrap Ear Cuff Women Earrings Left Side RedWomens Silver Crystal Non Pierced Stud Earrings Wrap Cuff Clip Earring On Ear Clamp(1 PCS)Honeystore Lady’s Leaf Shape Artificial Crystal Resin Ear Cuff Left Ear