Jewelry Definition – Sleeper Earrings

Sleeper EarringsThere is an earring I call a “sleeper” earring because you can sleep in it. It’s a lightweight small hoop.

Its post hinges and snaps closed in a “v” lock. In other words you don’t need a backing on it.

Other hoops may close like this, but what makes a sleeper earring, is its lightweight construction and its small size.

For a more in-depth description of sleeper earrings and their many uses, check out this post from wiseGeek: What are Sleeper Earrings?

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Calla Gold is a Personal Jeweler and Author who takes pride in working with clients one-on-one to integrate their personal sense of style and taste into custom designed jewelry and repaired jewelry pieces.   Unlike typical Santa Barbara jewelry businesses, Calla Gold has no brick-and-mortar location. Calla Gold comes to you, bringing you the jewelry collection you want to see and collaborating with you to create unique custom jewelry. Calla also works with at-a-distance clients.

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8 years ago

Interesting, Calla! Although you explained the closing mechanism on this type of earring, are there any disadvantages to wearing earrings without formal backings? Do these fall off more easily?