"Drop earrings are those that 'drop' just below the earlobe. Mostly, drop earrings are simple pieces with attachments like gemstones, bead or charm dropping from the base of the earring. Although the earring drops slightly below the earlobe, the ornament piece is stationary and does not move. Even if it moves, the movement is limited and only comes right off the base. The closures used for drop earrings are usually posts or studs. The earrings may also be all one piece when a hook closure is used which serves as the hanger plus holds the ornamental piece."