Dangle earrings are a more complex version of drop earrings. Like drop earrings, dangle earrings drop vertically below the ear, however, dangle earrings move freely back and forth, and can be any length, which gives a much larger room for more designs. In short, dangle earrings can be a drop but drop earrings cannot be dangle.
Dangle earrings drop below the earlobe and have movement as they swing forth and back or side to side whereas, drop earrings do not move and if they do, they move together with the body. The length of the hanger of dangle earrings varies; some can be short while others can be longer, and can even brush the shoulders. Unlike drop earrings, the chain or wire used to attach the gemstones or beads are flexible and loose. The hanger used is usually a hook, which facilitates its movement. It can be a single strand or branch out into several.
The difference between both earrings also depends on several factors:
1. Hair: Drop earrings can be with any hairstyle, while long dangle earrings work best with short hair or an updo because they highlight the length of the neck.
2. Occasion: Dangle earrings are perfect for nights out or elegant events. Long gold dangle earrings are perfect for clubbing as their sparkling crystals adds the finishing touches to a gown. Whereas, drop earrings are more conservative as they’re perfect for the office or serious occasions.
3. Comfort: Dangle earrings can wreak havoc on your earlobe and the hole due to their heavyweight; as some holes can look elongated, red, and ugly after years of wearing them. Whereas, drop earrings are more lightweight and comfortable
Sometimes, an earring can be a combination of both drop and dangle. With this type, the earring can possibly be an ornament drop from the earring base, with an additional chain that dangles with beads or gemstones attached to the end. Whatever you choose, it’s best to shop from a reliable vendor like Abelini where we offer high-quality drop earrings to match your style.