HOW TO OPEN HOOP EARRINGS?

 

The answer depends. What kind of earrings are you trying to open? There are several different kinds of hoops that are loosely categorized as follows:

  1. WIRE HOOP EARRINGS
  2. HINGED HOOP EARRINGS
  3. POST BACK HOOP EARRINGS
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1. WIRE HOOP EARRINGS

A single wire forms this circular earring, with a tiny loop formed at one end and the other end being bent slightly to form a hook. The hooked end goes through the piercing and locks on top of the looped side.

HOW TO PUT THEM IN

When wearing this style of earrings, be conscious of how you open them. Widening the opening of this style of earrings too much to get the thin wire into your ear can end up creating a weak spot in the delicate metal wire resulting in a broken earring. Instead of making a large "C" shape by opening the loop horizontally, it's better to open the two ends vertically just a bit and then bending the wire back to close the loop.

2. HINGED HOOP EARRINGS

This type of earring style features a hinged mechanism that opens and closes, kind of like a door but locks when you close it. The ear wire is most often curved slightly, allowing the lower part of the earring to dangle more freely.

HOW TO PUT THEM IN

To open a pair, simply pull the thin wire post out of the latch and then press it back with your thumb to close.

3. POST BACK HOOP EARRINGS

This earring type features a post, which is a thin metal wire that passes through the earlobe and holds the earring in place.

HOW TO PUT THEM IN

Remove the earring clasp and push the metal post through your piercing until it is fully inserted, then re-fasten it with the same earring clasp.

 

CONCLUSION

The method of opening and closing hoop earrings varies according to the type of hoop earrings. If you need additional help, we highly recommend visiting our showroom and we will be able to assist you in choosing the best kind of earrings for your needs.