Women and men have been wearing earrings for thousands of years to either make a statement of status. In particular, gold and diamond earrings seem to exemplify wealth and sophistication. A man may wear one gold earring and, as the trend in Hollywood runs, he may even wear a pair of diamond earrings. They are also worn as fashion statements- an expression of personality.
There are some styles that are classic no matter what decade it is. Pearl earrings are great for any special occasion where a more conservative look is appropriate. They also make beautiful family heirlooms from mother to daughter. Hoop earrings are also a classic style. Trends change in the size of the hoop, but the basic concept will also be in style. Gemstone and diamond earrings are a classic and special sentiment as a birthstone gift. Any gemstone combined with a diamond is elegant and timely.
Any of these styles look great in gold or silver earrings. It is easy to find a style and color to match any outfit and every personality.