Sunday, October 25, 2009

Types of Earring Backs

Pierced Earrings

Pierced earrings have been in use off and on since as early as 2500 B.C. For the jewelry collector, it is uncommon to find antique pierced earrings because they had become unpopular by the 1850's and did not regain popularity until the 1970's. At this point they were mass produced in every shape, color and material.

Screw Back Earrings

Screwback earrings have a threaded screw at the back that tightens or loosens to attach/detach the earrings from your ears. These were invented in the early 1900's and were popular until the 1930's when clip-on earrings were invented.

Clip-On Earrings

Clip on earrings have a metal spring loaded clip back that fits the earring snugly to your earlobe. This type of earring was popular from the 1930's to the 1970's and is still in use today.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    These are a classic style of pierced earring. Typically fashioned from an alloy, such as gold, silver, or brass, hoops are rings that are pushed through the hole in a pierced earlobe. They are the most comfortable type of pierced earring to wear, and they rarely get caught in hair or clothing. Thanks...