Some ethnic groups routinely wear these, and I think it started a trend...they aren't expensive (well, sometimes they are gold among those ethnic groups..showing offf!) usuallyy and are just a decoration. It's not like they were diamond earrings. No, theydont signal high maintenance, they signal hip. Unless you're dealing with some of those ethnic groups (India, some Arab countries) wheree that is their traditional dress...it just signals their culture.