The last thing you want to happen after buying an expensive set of diamond earrings is for them to fall off during an evening out. This is something that can be easily prevented if you know what to look for in an earring backing. Contrary to popular belief, a secure backing does not mean having to sacrifice comfort. Let’s look at several earring backings so you can choose the most appropriate one.
Push Back, also known as a butterfly due to its unique shape, is one of the more popular earring backing types. It consists of a post that inserts into a metal piece behind the ear to hold in place the earring. However, it is known to not be as secure as other backings due to its looseness.
Screw Back backings use a post that works like a screw. The back is screwed onto ridges for a tight fit. While being one of the more secure types of earring backing, those with sensitive ears might wish to avoid these. The threaded post may not be as comfortable as other backings. Furthermore taking them off and on is known to be a bit more involving.
These two posts are the typical backings of diamond stud earrings. Here at Oscar Stone NYC, we offer a variety of backings on our diamond stud earrings. We are even available to customize the backings of your earrings as you'd like to see fit.