You Deserve Fine, Not Fake Clip-on Earrings
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!
“Oh, Joy! Hallelujah, I Get the Good Stuff!”
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.
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!
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
It’s nice to have you weigh in as a jeweler, because I know you get this. Thank you for your comment. I did show the soft pressure clips. I can get hard core ones as well, but they are less in demand.
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 »
Misae, I appreciate you bringing up the subject of keloids, which I have run into. Some women can only wear clip-ons because a piercing creates keloids. And some women have very sensitive ear lobes as you say. Probably the biggest reason for wearing clips besides not being pierced of course would be the torn earlobe. I appreciate your viewpoint as a clip-on specialist. I hadn’t realized that there was such a thing, but I see that you are that expert.
Thanks again for weighing in Misae!
I think all ladies deserve to have real earrings whether they are clip on or pierce.
Thanks Roger, I couldn’t agree more.
Some women don’t pierce because of infections. And some for personal choice. Yet they deserve fine earrings in real metal and gemstone.
And in the end, if you can’t mask the problem of droops, tears, infections, and wrinkles any more, DO consider plastic surgery.
That is so funny that you wrote in your comment now about that. Monday’s post on the fifth of January, is about torn and ripped earlobe holes. I discuss possible solutions. And seeing a plastic surgeon is one of them.
Your Personal Jeweler,