Why Do My Earrings Hang Backwards?

Getting earrings to hang backwards isn't always easy, but there are some things you can do to help.

Pushback Earring Clasps Aren't Suited for Every Type of Earring

Whether you are replacing your old earring back or buying new earrings, you'll need to know what kind to choose. There are many different styles of earring backs available, and some are better for certain types of earrings than others. Choosing the wrong type of earring back can lead to an unfortunate mishap.

The two most common types of earring backs are friction backs and push backs. Both types use friction to secure the earring. However, friction backs are not as secure as screw backs. Over time, they lose their grip on the post, and may need to be re-tensioned.

There are also other more budget-friendly options, such as butterfly backs, which have a bullet shape and two small loops. These backs are great for dangle style earrings.

Experimenting With Different Earring Back Types

Fortunately, there are several different kinds of earring backs available, so you're sure to find a style that will work best for you. You don't want to be stuck with a flimsy earring. There are also backs specifically designed to hold up heavy or delicate earrings.

The most popular is the push back. This type of earring back features a small hole at the end of the post. These are usually made from metal, but there are some versions that are designed to be more comfortable on your ear. They also have the benefit of being easy to pop on and off.

A similar style, but slightly more expensive, is the lever back. These backs feature a wire that goes through your pierced ear. These types of earring backs are ideal for earrings that are more stud than chandelier. They are also comfortable to wear and provide the security you need to wear your sexiest dangle earring.

Screw Backs Vs Friction Backs

Getting a pair of earrings that hang backwards can be frustrating. There are a variety of different types of earring backs to choose from. Some of the most common are push backs, friction backs, and screw backs. There are many different pros and cons of each type.

Friction backs, or push backs, are simple to use. They consist of a flat plate with a hole and scrolls of metal. These scrolls press against the post and hold the earring in place. These are commonly used with lightweight drop earrings.

Screw backs, on the other hand, have multiple grooves on the earring post. This allows them to have a more secure fit than push backs. They are also more expensive, but have many advantages.

La Pousette Backs Are Similar to Friction Backs

Compared to screw backs, la pousette backs offer security, convenience and a good balance of comfort. However, they are a bit more expensive than the competition.

If you are looking for the ultimate in earring backs, then you will definitely want to check out the la pousette back. These are essentially the most secure type of backs on the market, but they are also the most complicated. They feature a spring-loaded mechanism that engages with the earring post and locks into place when you release the button.

They are made to provide extra security for your earring and can be found in many sizes. They are perfect for stud earrings and dangle style earrings. They are also easy to use.

Lever-backs Secure Heavier Earring Styles

Besides being secure, lever-backs also add a unique aesthetic. They are more durable and secure than other earring backs. They provide extra security for heavy earrings and dangle earrings. They are also a great choice for women with down hair. They are easy to install and use. They are popular among fine jewelry, including diamond studs. They are also a popular choice in the North American jewelry market.

They have a hinged post, a spring-loaded lever, and a metal catch. They are usually made of gold, silver, or a precious metal. Some of these backs also come with clear plastic disks to enhance support. These are available in a wide variety of styles.

Fixing an Earring That Won't Go in

Whether you are fixing an earring that will not go in or trying to fix a broken one, there are many things to try. The best way to do this is to first figure out what the problem is. Sometimes a loose screw or friction type back will keep your bauble from squeezing in. If that's the case, a little tugging and wiping may get the job done.

For a more serious problem, you can purchase replacement posts at most craft and hobby stores, as well as online. This may be an option if you have earrings that have a broken post or that are too large for your earlobe. You may also want to consider using a topical antibiotic ointment to help your baubles glide in.


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