Studs: Stud earrings are the most commonly seen type of earring that has a front detail, a straight earring post, and a push on earring backing. When worn, the earring stays typically fixed and doesn't move.
Hoops: Hoops are any earrings that are in the shape of a ring or circle where the earring goes through the ear piercing and joins back up to the other end of the ring or circle.
Sleepers: Sleeper earrings are a type of hoop where the earring does not appear to have any raised seams when it is closed. This provides a level of comfort for the wearer where they can 'sleep' comfortably wearing them.
Huggies: Huggies are another type of hoop that are small and fit closely or 'hug' the ear when worn.
Flatback: Flatback earrings are a type of earring suited primarily for cartilage piercings. They are characterised by a flat end to the post and are a thicker gauge than your standard push post studs. They can be internally or externally threaded.
Ear Cuff: Ear cuffs are half circle ear accessories that can be slotted onto the edge of your ear without the need for passing through a piercing. They are designed to be worn in the middle part of the ear where there is a deeper ridge for the piece to be secured.