A style of hanging earrings where the piece itself is separated from the actual point of piercing. Instead, it is suspended on something connected to that point, like a small chain, links, or wire.
Not to be confused with dangle earrings, the other major style of hanging earrings. The difference between the two can be compared to someone falling off a cliff:
- Drop earrings (which aren't directly connected) are the person who has already fallen off, and therefore has "dropped".
- Dangle earrings (which are directly connected) are the person who's still clinging to the edge, and is therefore "dangling" precariously.