Different Types of Post Style Earrings You Need to Know

Different Types of Post Style Earrings You Need to Know

What’s the best way to accessorize yourself without coming off as too flashy? Put on a pair of beautiful earrings, of course! A must-have necessity for any jewelry lover, earrings are a versatile accessory that matches anything in your jewelry collection.

Earrings come in many designs and styles, but the most important part of any ear jewelry is its fastener backs and closures. Some people would prefer earrings that provide durability and security, whereas other people value the overall appearance.

Each type of earring and earring closure has their own distinctive traits. With that being said, here are a few different types of post style earrings you need to know: -

1. Post Backs (Push Backs)

Post backs are also known as push backs and butterfly earrings backs. Post earrings backs are essential closures that can be found in any earring designs. From dainty stud earrings to large hoop earrings, you will notice that push back post earrings stick out at different angles. Earrings with post backs closure tend to feature screw designs where the backs themselves turn into screws, these will add a sense of security for when you wear earrings outside.

2. Shepherd Hook Backs

Shepherd hooks are a special kind of earring wire that don’t need a backing to keep the ring in place when you wear it. This earrings back features a hook-like design that will secure it to your piercing, while hanging down just enough so you’ll know the earrings charm is underneath. Shepherd hook earrings are a fantastic pick for those who like to display their gorgeous earrings jewelry without worrying about the piercings catching onto anything or falling out.

3. Lever Backs

Lever backs are also known as latch backs. These post style earrings are often found in drop earrings and dangle earrings. Lever backs feature a mechanism that goes through the piercing, are easy to use and will hold everything in place. This type of earrings post is perfect as it keeps the hooks in place and are simple to remove when we need additional space or what to wear lighter earrings.

While other earrings closures are prone to falling off, lever back post style earrings will add a sense of security to your ears. Not to mention, lever back closures are highly durable and would frame your facial shape beautifully.

4. Hinge Backs (Latch Back)

If you love wearing hoop earrings but worry about them falling off your ears, hinge back closures are the solution for you! These closures are also known as latch backs. You won’t require any glue to secure your earrings because the post snaps right into place when you hear it click or snap.

You can find hinge back closures in any hoop earrings or huggie earrings. These post earrings generally feature a snap at their backend that attaches to the slots at each side. With hinge back earrings, you will be adding a modern yet chic aura to your fashion style.

5. Clip-On Backs

If you don’t have pierced ears but want to wear earrings, clip-on earrings would be your perfect solution. These earrings feature post backs that clips onto your natural cartilage gently, holding everything in place without hurting your ears. If you’re looking for a way to showcase your fashion style without piercing your ears, clip-on earrings are your go-to. All you need to do is clip them onto your ears and you’re done!

6. Screw Backs (Threaded Back)

As its name suggests, screw backs (also known as “threaded backs”) are post style earrings that screw securely into place. Screw backs come with threaded posts and work similarly to how a nut would fit bolts or threaded screws.

Small and discreet, screw back post earrings are a wonderful earrings choice for those with smaller earlobes. Screw backs tend to take a bit more time to put on as compared to post backs earrings, but they add a stronger sense of security to your ears and would look so stylish on you. However, it is worth noting that screw back earrings may not be a good choice for people with mobility problems.

Why is it Important to Choose the Right Post Style Earrings for your Earrings?

Now that you have familiarize yourself with the different post style earrings, here are a few extra reasons why you should always pick the right closures: -

  • Each earring has its own design and weight. If your earrings have a large and heavy design, it is better to stick with a sturdy earring closure that can hold them properly.

  • You should always wear jewelry that is comfortable and fits you best. Your earlobes should not be compressed while the earrings are securely fastened.

  • In the busy world we live in, we tend to prefer jewelry that provides us convenience. If your jewelry closure can be fastened in a few seconds, it might make your life easier.

  • Earrings might be easy to put on, but in certain cases they require more skill. What is considered a piece of cake to some may be difficult for others, which is why the earrings closure should be the right one for whoever is wearing them.

  • Once you put on your earrings, the closure you picked out has to be secure so that you won't lose it. Make sure your jewelry is safe to shine on your ears.

  • If you’re buying earrings for someone, choosing the right post earrings will show how much you know about them. Not to mention, they will appreciate your gift even more.

  • Even if the earrings you own have the ideal closures, it is still a good idea to check them once in a while. Regular use of earrings can wear them down and cause them to become misadjusted.

So there you have it. With so many earrings styles and closures to choose from, you will surely find something that compliments your outfit effortlessly. Before choosing any earrings for yourself, you would still need to take your facial shape into consideration so that your earrings will match you.

From dainty stud earrings to sophisticated dangle earrings, Eleganzia Jewelry has you covered with our selection of sterling silver jewelry!


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