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Though not a common piece of fashion in America, men’s earrings still hold a place in Native American and southwestern culture. Hundreds of years ago, both men and women in multiple Native American tribes had their ears pierced when they began walking on their own. It was considered a “rite of passage” and in some tribes, the earrings used were worn by the person for the rest of their life.

In other tribes, men only wore earrings during ceremonies or as war honors (much like a headdress). While silver was the most common material in men’s earrings, turquoise was also incorporated because of its revered nature.

Today, men’s earrings in many styles still exist within Native American culture as signs of power, status, and honor. While the earrings in these instances tend to be mildly extravagant, modern fashion earrings with turquoise are much more toned down for men. Studs of thick steel or turquoise hoops are much more common among southwestern enthusiasts.

Earlobe, tragus, upper ear, and other piercing locations are common to place turquoise studs for men who want to honor their Native culture or are simply part of the southwestern community. The hues of turquoise add a unique flair to the common gold or metal earring.

Shop men’s turquoise Native American and southwestern style earrings at TurquoiseJewelry.