Necklaces, Earrings, and Other Jewelry To Look For
Earrings for pierced ears were the only kind worn until the end of the nineteenth century. Early earrings hung from a bent wire that passed through a hole in the ear lobe. Posts or studs were used after the middle of the nineteenth century.
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