The Hansa stud version is new adaptation of a very popular style. Some women prefer their earring to sit close to their face and so prefer not to have the length of a longer earring. Some women as they get old er find their holes become a bit stretched and so a stud style like this hides the stretch marks! All variants are lovely - stud or hook, white or grey pearl - it just depends on your own colouring and the colour of the clothes you like to wear. Or maybe just your mood, you wouldn't be the first lady to buy more than one version of this great earring.