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What are the different kinds of earring closures called?

What are the different kinds of earring closures called?

Earrings are a versatile accessory that can add a touch of elegance or a pop of personality to your look. And the best thing about them – when it comes to gifting – is that they’re one size fits all. You may already know which design you want to go for – maybe you’re a plain stud person, or you love a bold hoop – but have you considered the closure at all? 

1. Fishhook Earrings 

Fishhook earrings are a popular and versatile choice. They consist of a curved wire with a small hook at the end. To wear fishhook earrings, simply insert the hook through your earlobe and secure it in place. The design allows for easy wearing and removal. 

2. Push-Back or Butterfly Back Earrings 

Push-back earrings, also known as butterfly or friction backs, are commonly used for stud earrings. To secure them, you push the small back piece onto the earring post until it holds the earring firmly in place. 

3. Lever Back Earrings 

Lever back earrings provide a secure closure with an elegant look. They have a hinged lever that you can open to insert the earring post through your earlobe. Once in place, you can close the lever, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit. 

4. Hoop Earrings with Hinged Closure 

Hoop earrings are a classic choice and come in various sizes and designs. They feature a continuous loop that passes through your earlobe. Hoop earrings often have a hinged closure or latch that you open to insert the earring and then close to secure it in place. 

5. Screw-Back Earrings 

Screw-back earrings are a more secure option. They have a threaded post that you gently screw into the earring back, holding the earring in place. This type of closure is ideal for preventing earrings from accidentally falling out. 

6. Threader Earrings 

Threader earrings feature a long, thin chain or thread that you can thread through your pierced earlobe. They offer a modern and versatile look, as you can adjust the length and style to your preference. 

Looking to gift a pair of earrings? 

The best part about earrings as a gift is that – as long as they have pierced ears – any pair is suitable; it really is the ‘one size fits all’ gift of the jewellery world. Check out our beautiful selection of earrings here, and find the pair that speaks to you.