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Dangle earrings are all the rage today that are available in a wide range of styles and designs to suit your budget. Whether it is a party at the workplace or your friend’s birthday party, dangle earrings make for a fantastic announcement. Choose a dangle earring design that complements you and watch people do a double-take when you walk in.

Dangle earrings for men and women have been popular for centuries. They are striking and add extra oomph and definition to your face. Flowing from the end of the earlobes, dangle earrings are offered in a variety of lengths. You can choose from a very small dangle that is close to the earlobe to extremely long dangle earrings that reach your shoulder. Dangle earrings that reach beyond the shoulders are considered a fashion statement.

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Dangles earrings are cousins to the drop earrings with a single jewel strand or precious metal as an attachment. Unique dangle earrings make for great gifts as they offer a wide variety to choose from. Whether you choose to have dangle earrings with precious stones accents or beads, make a style statement where you go, at the beach or the meeting room!

Things to know about Dangle Earrings 

  • Dangle earrings tend to draw attention to your face and make the neck look graceful and long. Paired with formal outfits they can be worn to fancy dinners, to a night out at the symphony or dancing.
  • Did you know Dangle earrings are also known as Chandelier earrings? Made from various metals dangle earrings in gold and platinum are the ideal choice if budget is not a constraint. The Duchess of Sussex Megan Markle made dangle earrings for the wedding popular when she paired her off-shoulder dress with dangle earrings for her reception.  
  • Dangle earrings are typically attached to the ear using thin wires that go through the piercing and get linked to small catches at the back. French wire hooks are the latest trend in dangle earrings, where the earring just dangles from the earlobe.
  • Dangle earrings were considered symbols of light, celebrities, and ancient churches centuries ago. They were also considered castanets as the pearl pendants jingled when worn making them popular with women in Rome.

How to clean dangle earrings?

Take lukewarm water in two bowls. To the first bowl add a few drops of mild dish soap. Soak your dangle earrings in the soap solution for a few minutes. After a few minutes take it out and scrub gently to take out the dirt and oils. Once done, put it in the second bowl to rinse thoroughly.

Make sure you do not put too many earrings together. To avoid scratches and accidental damage don’t clean more than two pairs of earrings. If your dangle earrings have pearl pendants, then avoid soaking them in the soap solution. Porous, organic gems like turquoise, corals, lapis lazuli, mother-of-pearl shells, and pearls tend to absorb liquid which can damage them. Instead, dip a cloth in the solution and clean the metal sections. Then wipe the soap residue using another clean cloth dipped in water.  To dry rub off the excess moisture from the earrings gently and then place them on a towel to dry. If you have a jewelry tree, hook your dangle earrings on it to dry.

Facts about Dangle Earrings 

  1. Archaeologists found dangle earrings with tiny tinkling pendants that belonged to the 3rd and 5th -century B.C made of gold filigree.
  2. The tiny pendant style dangle earrings made with emeralds, sapphires, and pearls were popular even in 600 AD. This trend first began with the Romans where even noblemen favored dangle earrings with pearl and diamond accents.
  3. The Byzantines were the first to create antique settings and fashioned dazzling and flamboyant earrings with dangle pendants.
  4. Dangle earrings were once called Girandole earrings. They were first introduced in the 17th -century and were very large and heavy.
  5. Queen Victoria, who ruled during the 1800s, favored girandole earrings. Pendeloque earrings, though larger were much lighter. They were introduced after 1750 and became very prevalent.