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How Do I Choose Earrings for My Girlfriend?

Where are they from and why were they worn? Earrings are said to have originated in Asia and later popularized by the Egyptians who wear them as a symbol of wealth and status. In other places like Rome, slaves wore jewellery as an indication of their servitude. 

Back then, there was not much variety and jewellery was typically made of gold, iron, etc. But, we’ve surely come a long way. Today, jewellery like earrings come in many different styles, backgrounds, patterns, etc.

pair of gold-colored dangling hook earrings on top of spiral notebook

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So, you want to purchase earrings for that special lady? 

From the beginning of time, people have been giving jewellery as gifts. From a watch given to a husband, to a necklace given to a wife, jewellery is the perfect form of appreciation. 

There are many ways to choose the perfect earring for your girlfriend and this article is set out just to detail that information to you. Continue reading and we’re sure you will find a solution to the problem at hand. 

Points to consider when choosing earrings for your girlfriend:

  1. Her Interests 
  2. Price 
  3. Weight 
  4. Type
  5. Colour
  6. Shape
  7. Material
  8. Location
  9. Hair: Length & Color 
  10. Facial Structure 

Choose based on her interests 

Well, you wouldn’t want to be buying something for someone without thinking about what they’d like first, right? 

Earrings come in diverse shapes, colour, material and sizes and prices. This gives you the chance to choose an earring that matches your girlfriend’s interests. For example, if your girlfriend is eco-friendly, you could purchase earrings made from eco-friendly material. 

If your girlfriend likes gemstones or a particular colour, you could purchase earrings that have a gemstone with that particular colour. Also, if your girlfriend likes luxury items, then you would know to purchase expensive earrings for her.

You may find out her interests by asking her directly or indirectly. You may also find out her interests by talking and spending time with her; you’ll see what she likes and she will also voice some of them casually in conversations. 

Choose based on the price 

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Your girlfriend is a special lady and getting her that earring will have you looking at different prices. One, you may want to gift her with earrings that are pricey, to show your adoration. 

On the other hand, you may not be able to do a flaunty purchase, so the price might be a measure for you on which one to buy. 

The good thing for you whether you can make the pricey purchase or not, the average price of an earring ranges from as low as $5 up to $15000 and more. This means you can still get her something special. 


Amazon – $7 and up

Ebay – $7 and up

Wish – $4 and up

Shein – $5 and up

Zara –  $15 and up

Payless – $12 and up

Etsy – $15 and up

Tiffany and Co – $100 and up

Kay – $70 and up

Choose based on the weight 

The weight of the earrings is also another major factor when purchasing an earring for your girlfriend. The weight of an earring can range from (lightweight) less than an ounce to 10 or more grams (heavy). You may choose the weight based on the price or based on what you think will be too heavy for your girlfriend. 

For example, an earring that is heavier may carry a higher price versus a lighter one. In this case, you would choose based on your price limit. 

Another example is that heavier earrings may feel uncomfortable to the wearer, so instead in this case you would choose a lightweight one for your girlfriend. 

Choose based on the type 

There are many different types of earrings. 

  • Diamond Studded Earrings
  • Chandelier Earrings
  • Knob Earrings
  • Ear Cuff Earrings
  • Drop Earrings
  • Screw Backs Earrings
  • Threader Earrings
  • Hoops Earrings
  • Hook Earrings
  • Dangle Earrings
  • Latch Backs Earrings
  • Levers Earrings
  • Huggies Earrings
  • Cluster Earrings
  • Teardrop Earrings

You may choose your girlfriend’s earrings based on the type. For example, you may choose a knob so she can wear it everyday, any and everywhere. On the other hand, you may choose one for her to wear to dinner, or a date, the beach, etc.

The list we have given above is not exhaustive, so you can go look up the many others and make your decision on what is best.

Choose based on the colour 

pair of white and blue tasseled dangling earrings

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We have good news. Earrings come in multiple colors. Some have one colour; others have more than one. Your earring purchase for your girlfriend may be based on the colour she likes or one that you like or one that you would like to see on her skin. 

For example, if your girlfriend loves/likes the colour red, you could choose to get her earrings with red in it. If you like the colour emerald-green in your girlfriend, you could get her earrings with the colour emerald green in it. 

Similarly, if you believe the colour yellow looks great on your girlfriend’s skin, then get earring with the colour yellow in it. 

Choose based on the shape

selective focus photo of drop earrings in black rack

Photo by Artem Beliaikin

Earrings add a pop of personality to a person’s style, especially since they come in many shapes. If your girlfriend is a ‘naturalista’, get her earrings that have a dangling Afro pick. 

On the other hand, if your girlfriend likes flowers, get her one shaped in a floral pattern. If your girlfriend is a musician, get her earrings in the shape of her favorite instrument. 

Now, note that not all of these have to be ‘quirky’. They can also be a ‘sophisticated’ replica of the item of interest. 

Choose based on the material 

Earrings also come in different materials, from metal, to plastic to wood. You may choose the earring to purchase for your girlfriend based on the material. 

This may mean you choose a material she likes, or one that you like, or one that is cheapest, or one based on its weight or it’s durability or eco-friendliness. 

For example, your girlfriend who likes luxury items, may prefer gold over iron wire. On the other hand, you may see one with glass, like it and decide that is the one to purchase. 

You may choose iron wire over silver because of the price. You may choose based on a material that carries a particular weight. 

Gold will stay longer than an iron wire, so you may opt for it. Shells are more eco-friendly than plastic and for that, you may opt to go with the most eco-friendly option.

Choose based on the location 

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The location is also important in how you choose earrings for your girlfriend. Places that earrings sell include: jeweller, pharmacy, online marketplace, some clothing stores, etc. 

Nevertheless, the location may impact the cost. For example, the jewellery store may have more expensive jewellery than an online store like Shein. Choose depending on your price limit. 

The location may affect the quality. For example, jewellers may have better quality jewellery than those sold at a pharmacy or clothing store. 

The location may also have an effect on the specialness. For example, if it is from an Etsy store, you have the chance to customize and make it special for that special someone, as opposed to jewellery from a pharmacy.

Choose based on her hair length & color 

You may also consider your girlfriend’s hair color and length when buying an earring for her. 

For example, if your girlfriend’s hair is long and she always wears it down, buying chandelier earrings would not be a good idea as it might tangle up in the hair or the hair might end up hiding it, ultimately defeating the purpose of buying or wearing it. 

If your girlfriend has blond hair, emerald green earrings would be a good fit, but yellow earrings may be lost. It would be good to pick earrings that complement, rather than detract.

Choose based on her facial structure 

Your girlfriend’s facial structure may also impact your choice when buying earrings for her. The shape and style of the earring may or may not be a perfect fit. It can impact how wide or trim a girlfriend’s face may appear. 

For example, if your girlfriend has a square shaped face or chubby cheeks, oval shaped earrings would elongate her face. If your girlfriend has a heart shaped face, chandelier or dangling earring would be a good fit for her. 

Final Comments 

So, we’re now back at the question: How do I choose earrings for my girlfriend?

Don’t you see? The possibilities are simply endless! You can use one or multiple of the options we have given to make that final purchase for that very special lady. 

Bonus Tip: Make sure to consider option one. 

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