3 Essentials to Keep In Mind While Choosing Ear Studs for Men
Indian men are not new to ear piercing. In fact, ear piercings in India bears a more spiritual and therapeutic value. We have ear-piercing ceremonies called ‘Karnavedha’ as part of Hindu customs in some communities. Here children's (both boys and girls) ears are pierced formally as part of a ritual in their third or fifth year. So it is not surprising that we see men from different communities in India sporting a pierced lobe from an early age.
But as it would happen with women's earrings, men's earrings did not become part of mainstream fashion, until recently. So Indian men are often left quite perplexed as to what kind of earwear they should sport in different occasions. Striking a balance between discreet and loud, formal and casual, ear studs for men are a great choice for newbies who are just stepping in to explore this explosive world of men’s ear wear. Studs are basic but can be dialled up and down quite easily. They are also age appropriate and men of many styles can flaunt it with élan. Opt for diamond studs for men in round cut solitaire or princess cut solitaire to keep it all classy and understated. For a dressy dazzle, multiple CZ stone studded ear studs with masculine motif are the best. But all said and done, we have to be cautious about many other things if we have to make an informed decision about buying our next ear studs for men. Let’s learn how!
Face shape & Complexion
Earrings bring a balance to a face. If one wears a round-on-round look, as in a round face with a round ear stud, the roundness of their face will only get exaggerated. To fill up the softer edges of a round face and introduce some angular elements, a square shape will provide an excellent balance.
Follow the below guidelines to pick the most flattering ear stud shape to your face shape -
The round face should go for square-shaped ear studs.
Oval or oblong face should go for round ear studs.
Square-faced men should go for round or curved ear studs.
Heart-shaped faces should go for straight ear studs without any curves.
Like the shape of your face is a determining factor for the shape of your ear stud, your complexion will help you to choose a complementary metal colour.
Men with olive skin tones or darker complexion are apt for pulling off yellow gold earrings as their warm skin tone will accentuate the vibrancy of the gold studs. Men with fair skin tone or paler skin should opt for white gold or silver ear studs. Olive complexioned men can even rock rose gold ear studs, but pale skin tones should stay away from yellow gold ear studs for sure.