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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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?