I didn't get my ears pierced until just a few months ago. While I was little growing up in China, it was considered amoral and ostentatious to put any makeup on or to wear jewelry. In fact, my grandmother threw away all her jewelry during the cultural revolution. Anyways, it was around the mid 80s when things started to loosen up a bit. I remember seeing my Chinese teacher wearing a ring. At first, she wore it so that the stone would be turned to the inside of her hand (because she didn't want to be ostentatious or stand out) but gradually everybody started to wear something, and eventually her bling bling stone was turned outward for everyone to see.
Here are two pairs of earrings I got,I look really good with dangly ones, hoop earrings don't work as well on me.