What is a pushback earring?
Push Back. Also known as a butterfly due to its unique shape, this 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.
What is hinge back earring?
Hinge back earrings feature a hinged post that snaps onto a groove on the back of the earring. Also known as a saddleback or hinged snapback, these backings are commonly used on hoops and huggie earrings. Once you hear the earring snap or click, you know it’s secure.
What is a basket earring?
Variations of basket settings have been used for centuries to create diamond earrings. This simple two-tier setting consists of a pair of wires circles, connected by four upright prongs. Once created only by hand, most of today’s baskets are cast from yellow gold, white gold, and platinum.
What is the most common earring backing?
Push backs, also sometimes called friction backs, are the most common type of earring back. This type of earring back simply slides onto a straight earring post and holds your earring in place through the use of friction.
What is a French back earring?
A French clip is a type of earring backing in which an open, wire clip fits over a post and against the earlobe. French clip backed earrings normally prevent the ear from bending downward at an unflattering angle.
Are martini studs comfortable?
The 3 prong martini settings by Brian Gavin are extremely popular because they set more flush in the ear. The majority of our clients report that they are the most comfortable stud style earrings they’ve ever worn.
What is martini setting?
An attractive alternative to traditional stud earrings, martini settings lend all of their glory to the featured diamond within. The minimalist design consists of a 3 prong, funnel shaped wire setting, most of which remains hidden behind the diamond while worn.
What are La pousette earring backs?
La Pousette Backs Operating much like the lens cap of a 35mm camera, squeezing two small tabs depressed into the earring clutch allows it to pass smoothly over an ear post. The clutch then locks securely into position upon release. The la pousette back has proven to be the most credible post for valuable earrings.
What is post earring?
Post or Stud Earrings Post earrings consist of the post that goes through the piercing and embellishment that is fused or soldered to the front. Designs can be enhanced with drop rings for dangles. Post earrings stay in place using a clutch or butterfly backing.
What is a clutch earring back?
Make sure your earring designs are secure in place with these clutches and earring backs. These unobtrusive findings can be slid onto the ends of earwires or earring posts for extra security. They are attached to your earring behind the ear to prevent your earrings from falling off.
What is the difference between hoop and huggie earrings?
What is a huggie earring? Huggies are a style of little hoop earrings that ‘hug’ the earlobe. This means they sit close to your earlobe! They tend to be thicker than the standard hoop and have a lever back meaning the curved back of the earring simply clicks into place.
What are huggie earrings?
Huggie earrings are a style of hoop earrings that are small in size and hug the ear. This means that the earring sits close to your earlobe.
How do hinged hoop earrings work?
Hinged hoop earring They have a hinged clasp from one side of the hoop to the other. It may click into place or may have a little hoop to secure it. Either way, slightly pull the hinge back until it clicks out leaving the gap.
Do diamond studs look better in white or yellow gold?
Unlike white gold and platinum, which both appear the same, the colour of yellow gold is very hard to imitate. Diamonds set in yellow gold tend to stand out more than those set in white gold, because of the colour contrast. Yellow gold is very easy for jewellers to work with.
What setting makes diamond studs look bigger?
In a halo setting, your center diamonds are surrounded by a ring, or “halo,” of smaller diamonds. This adds extra sparkle to your look, and makes your center diamonds look larger. Halo settings have been a popular style in recent years, as many are drawn their glamorous style and big impact.
Are LA pousette earring backs good?
The la pousette back has proven to be the most credible post for valuable earrings. This post is smooth, making it comfortable and easy to wear with sensitive ears. Although not quite as easy to manipulate as friction backs, they are easier to clasp than screw backs.