WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF EARRING BACKS?


There are many different types of earring backs out there, and it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. In this article, we will take a look at the different types of earring backs and their benefits so that you can make an informed decision about which type of back is right for your needs.


EARRING BACK TYPES:




■ PUSH-BACK EARRINGS BACKS


Push-back earring backs are a type of earring back that is held in place by a small post that pushes through the earlobe. The earring post is secured by a small disc that sits flush against the back of the earlobe. Push-back earring backs are easy to use and provide a secure hold for your earrings. This is hands-down the most popular earring back style.


PROS:


- Push-back earrings are easy to put on and take off.


- They're comfortable to wear.


- Push-back earrings don't require a lot of upkeep.


CONS:


- They can be a pain to keep track of (they tend to get lost easily).


- If you have sensitive skin, they can cause irritation.




■ JUMBO BACKS


Jumbo earring backs are the oversized variety of friction backs. They differ from the classic version in size, hence the name. Jumbo backs have a bigger plate, which makes them simpler to handle and adds security. They are more expensive than standard pushbacks, but they are used to prevent larger earring styles from drooping.


PROS:


-They provide good support.


- Jumbo earring backs are comfortable.


CONS:


-Jumbo back earrings can feel a bit bulky.




■ SCREW-BACK EARRING BACKS


Next, are screw-back earring backs. As the name suggests, screw-back earring backs are held in place by a small screw that is tightened or loosened to adjust the fit. Screw back earring backs provide a very secure hold and are great for people with active lifestyles. However, many people find them difficult to remove.


French back earrings, also called butterfly back earrings or self-locking back earrings, are the most popular type of screw back earrings. They are easy to use and can be adjusted to fit snugly against the earlobe.


PROS:


-They keep your earrings securely in place.


-Screw-back earring backs ensure that your earrings sit flush against your ears.


CONS:


-Can be a little uncomfortable if you're not used to wearing them.




■ LEVER-BACK EARRING BACKS


Lever-back earring backs are similar to push-back earring backs, but instead of a small disc, they have a lever that wraps around the earlobe and secures the earring in place. Lever-back earring backs are slightly more secure than push-back earring backs and are a good option for those who have active lifestyles.


PROS:


-Lever-back earring backs are very secure and unlikely to fall off or get lost.


-They're easy to put on and take off.


-Lever-back earring backs can be adjusts to fit snugly and comfortably on the earlobe.


CONS:


-Lever back earring backs can be difficult to find in stores.




■ LATCH-BACK EARRING BACKS


Latch-back earring backs are a type of earring backing that helps to keep your earrings in place. They work by hooking onto the back of your earlobe and then snapping shut. This helps to keep your earrings from falling out and also makes them more comfortable to wear. Latch-back earring backs are a great option for those who have trouble keeping their earrings in place or for those who simply want a more comfortable and secure fit.


PROS:


- Latch-back earring backs are easy to use.


- Keeps earrings secure.


CONS:


- Latch-back earring backs may be uncomfortable for some.


- Requires regular cleaning.




■ FRENCH WIRE BACKS


French wire backs are a type of earring back that helps hold the earring in place. They are made of a thin, flexible wire that is looped through the earlobe and then fastened at the back of the ear. French wire backs are more comfortable to wear than other types of earring backs, and they also tend to stay in place better. If you are looking for a way to keep your earrings from falling out, French wire backs are a good option.


PROS:


- French wire backs are very easy to put on and take off.


- They are very comfortable to wear.


- French wire backs don't require a lot of maintenance.


CONS:


- The wire can break if it's not handled carefully.




■ SNAP-BACK EARRING BACKS


Snap-back earring backs are a type of earring that snaps onto the back of the earlobe. They are usually made of metal and have a small hook that snaps into place. Some people find them more comfortable to wear than traditional pierced earrings.


PROS:


- Snap-back earring backs are easy to use. Just snap them on and off!


CONS:


- They're not as secure as other types of earring backs.




■ LA POUSETTE EARRING BACKS 


La pousette earring backs often referred to as positive locking and guardian backs, are mechanical backings with a creative design. They feature a spring-loaded mechanism activated by pressure. When you pinch the tabs on the sides of the back, you retract connections inside the back that come in contact with the notched post of the earring. When the tabs are released, the connection is activated, causing the backs to lock firmly into place.


La pousette earring backs are incredibly safe and comfortable, but because of their sophistication, they are also some of the most expensive. They are popular for pricey jewelry because of this.


PROS:


- La pousette earring backs stay on well.


- You don't have to worry about losing your earrings.


CONS:


- La pousette earring backs may need to adjust them occasionally.



WRAPPING UP


Now that you know a little bit more about the different types of earring backs, it's time to choose the right one for you. Consider your lifestyle and needs when making your decision. If you have an active lifestyle, then a screw-back or lever-back earring might be a good option for you. If you're looking for something that is easy to use and won't fall off, then a push-back or latch-back earring might be a better choice.