I think weight of jewelry is personal - I have several pieces that
are by most standards fairly heavy (one pendant weighs a full ounce).
But when I wear it, the weight seems to get distributed and it’s
There are people who can’t stand anything heavy to wear, so it’s
really a personal matter. For me, earrings have to be light - I wore
very heavy ones for years and the result was that I had to have my
ear lobes re-pierced as the original "holes’ got stretched from the
weight of the earrings and ultimately tore through.
But I have friends who still wear very heavy earrings - again, a
comfort factor - just as some people are horribly bothered by heat,
others by cold. The test is simply to wear it for a extended time
and see if it becomes burdensome.
I suppose there is some magical formula for size and weight but the
Fulani earrings we have been reading about are an excellent example -