You Deserve Fine, Not Fake Clip-on Earrings

clip-on earringsCynthia’s Story

Cynthia loved fine jewelry. She especially liked pieces with exotic and unusual gemstones.

Over the years, she had accumulated a gorgeous collection of fine, not fake gold rings, bracelets, necklaces, and pendants.

The Non-Pierced Deserve Good Jewelry Too!

What Cynthia didn’t have, though, was pierced ears. Years ago, she had given up trying to find clip-on earrings in real gold to compliment her other jewelry.

She ended up buying costume earrings from department stores. What!? As an opinionated Santa Barbara Jeweler, I told Cynthia she deserved better. She deserved the real thing!

Clip on With a Grippy Plastic Insert to Hold On Better

“Oh, Joy! Hallelujah, I Get the Good Stuff!”

Clip on’s in Different sizes

Cynthia was elated. Thus began a long and fun jewelry relationship.

We started by determining which kind of clips worked best for her ear lobes, to keep her fine earrings secure.

Then using a few of her favorite costume pieces as models, we duplicated them in real gold with real gemstones.

Gemstone Fun Begins

We began looking for unusual gemstones, next. We made earrings with tourmalines, exotic opals, and weird and colorful agates to name a few. Cynthia was over the moon. In no time, we were designing necklaces, as well, to go with all her new earrings.

We Made Cynthia a Fire Agate and Mixed Pearls Necklace

Do You Wear Clip-On’s?

If you love fine jewelry you deserve earrings in real gold.

Don’t give up if one style of clip-on earrings has proven unreliable and uncomfortable in the past. Earrings come in lots of different shapes, sizes, and weights.

Often times too, the position of the clip—or the post—can be re positioned to accommodate your unique earlobes.

What’s the Takeaway Message Here?

Just like the old adage says, “If at first you don’t succeed…try, try again.” Don’t give up if you haven’t had success with clip-on earrings in the past. Talk to a good jeweler!

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About Calla Gold

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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13 years ago

I totally agree with you regarding finding clip on earrings comfortable. There are lots of different types of clips and because women have different thickness earlobes, some may be more comfortable than others. In fact I have to say, Calla – I’m also a jeweller – that the type of clips you’re showing in the picture do look like the type that’s soft pressure. I bet they’re a pleasure to wear

13 years ago

Right. And it’s about women knowing that they need to get the right clip for them. Some women I’ve dealt with have very slender lobes or maybe have had something like a torn lobe and need a stronger grip. Equally performers/entertainers wanting wear large earrings are going to need that. Vice versa if you’re looking for a subtle accent for a day at work or a wedding you’ll be wearing them for a long time so a soft clip is appropriate. The same might be true if the wearer has had keloids or other conditions that make their lobes very… Read more »

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12 years ago

I think all ladies deserve to have real earrings whether they are clip on or pierce.

9 years ago

And in the end, if you can’t mask the problem of droops, tears, infections, and wrinkles any more, DO consider plastic surgery.