There is a 6 week wait between when you get your ears pierced and when you can start wearing different earnings. As I write this I am currently at the 2 week mark and I can tell you that 4 weeks really feels like 4 months away.
I'm taking my time to develop a new collection of earrings and I'm trying to be quite picky about it, because in the past I have been quick to throw just about any pair that takes my fancy in the shopping cart and have never gotten around to wearing them.
I am also very aware of the quality of earring that I am purchasing - it's not that I am only going to settle for Tiffany's (although I'm not going to lie, that would be lovely) but I am conscious that a lot of cheaper earrings contain nickel in the stud, which really isn't good for you.
As I have been out of the earring buying game for quite a while now, I'm a bit stumped as to the best places to shop these days. Every new pair of earrings that I have bought has, so far, come from Louvisa - who have really beautiful items, that often look way more expensive than they actually are at fan-blooming-tactic prices. They even have a range of hypoallergenic earrings made of sterling silver, for all of us sensitive girls out there.
I know this will sound more than just a little bit strange, but when I shop for earrings one of the more important requirements on my list is weight . Obviously I don't want to hook kettle-bells on my ears but I am also really averse to earrings that are too light, as I feel like they are too folate-y, get easily tangled up in my hair and often look a bit tacky.