Do You Suffer From Droopy Dangly Earrings?

Drop Earrings, drooping off ear lobe

Thin Ear Lobes and Long Dangle Earring Posts Don’t Mix

Droopy err, drop earrings can go wrong. You’ve all heard the old stories of the shoemaker’s children having no shoes.

As it turned out I was suffering from the same problem. My thin ear lobes made many drop earrings look like sad and droopy  earrings! None of my dangly style earrings looked right.

I guess that’s why it took me ten years to get around to designing drop emerald earrings to match my emerald necklace.

Thin Earlobes Make Many Fine Dangly Earrings Look Droopy

Circular Emerald with Diamond Halo Necklace

I Wore This Ten Years With No Matching Earrings!

The problem was my ear lobes. They’re on the thin side and short dangly earrings never seemed to hang right on them. I never sat down and fully confronted the problem until my client Dahlia laid her challenge on me.

Dahlia’s Droopy Diamonds

Dahlia had gorgeous trillion cut diamond drop earrings from her husband that she never wore. They drooped sadly, pointing toward the pavement. She called me in to redesign them.

Designing and Problem Solving Go Hand in  Hand

Diamond Earrings, with a fit for extra thin ear lobes

Very Thin Ear Lobes Love the Snug Fit of These Custom Lever Backs

After designing the basic shape for her earrings, I carefully measured the thickness of her ear lobes. I was determined to make these earrings fit right. Armed with her measurements, I was able to design the perfect width (super thin,) of the dangly earring’s top curve.

When she tried them on for the first time a few weeks later, she was ecstatic. The earrings pointed forward, not down! The top narrow curve of the wire supported her thin ear lobes.

The Jewelry Doctor Takes Her Own Medicine

Well…if I could design something for her…why couldn’t I design something for myself? Like emerald drop earrings?

After measuring the thickness of my own ear lobes, I decided how far down the earrings should hang to look good on my little lobes. After much searching I picked out a beautiful pair of South American Emeralds.

Emerald Earrings Custom Made for Thin Ear Lobes

Thin Ear Lobes Need Just a Little Room for a Snug Fit

I wanted these earrings to cling snugly to my ear lobes. I designed the perfect locking post closure, custom fit to my particular ears.

Just like Dahlia, a few weeks later, I was ecstatic and felt fantastic wearing my brand new emerald earrings with my matching necklace!

What’s the Takeaway Message Here?

Do you have droopy dangly earrings, that sneak forward or just don’t hang right?

Custom Fit Earring Closure for Thin Ear Lobed Women

The Custom Measured Closure Makes For the Perfect Fit

Do you own ill-fitting dangly or drop earrings that tilt instead of pertly point forward? Don’t despair! Something can be done about it.


Fitted Emerald and Diamond Earrings

Fabulous “Drop” Earrings, Not “Droop” Earrings!

Call your favorite Jeweler!

Wear it, Don’t Warehouse it!

Calla Gold

For More on Droopy Ear Lobes, see my post: “Are Your Earrings Pointing Toward the Pavement?”
And my product review: “Wonder Bra for Your Earlobes?”

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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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Executive Coach
12 years ago

For sure, wear it don’t warehouse it! As usual the Personal Jeweler comes to the rescue of yet another jewelry challenged customer. Thanks for all your creativity in being the best jeweler ever!
Dr. Lynn K. Jones, Certified Personal and Executive Coach

12 years ago

Genius Calla on the earlobe design. I have just the pair for you to redesign. I love them sooo. Made by Betsy Johnson but they are heavy and I look like 80 year old ears. Help!
You are the woman for the job!!!!

Sue M.
Sue M.
12 years ago

Calla Gold, I love that you included the picture of how the custom earrings you made for yourself fit on you. That showed the earring solution really well and better than just talking about it.
I’ve got one ear lobe that is more “ear lobe droopy” than the other side and I never thought anyone would care about it much less wrote about it.
I’m glad you wrote about ear lobes drooping and that Jewelers do things about it.
A very interesting little article here.

9 years ago

Regarding the thin earlobes….mine USED to be so thick, I constantly pinched them putting in my earrings, and now, at 60, well….guess what…thin earlobes are another aging dilemma!!! Your design is very similar to the antique Russian clasps, which I discovered only recently on Ebay. I know where to have my earrings modified, now! What a great website, and thank you!

9 years ago

Found you in searching wedding bands with Moissy. My problem with droop was from Ehler Danos – my lobes stretch very easily PLUS I have very thin ears. To my mother’s dismay, my solution is titanium body jewelry. Steel is too heavy, titanium is not. The 6 gauge barbell set aren’t so bad to Mom as I have pearl fronts I wear most often. It’s the fact that another dozen plus earrings joined the five I started with. But going from a jeweler standard earring post of 18 gauge to a 14 karat palladium based white gold barbell meant Mom… Read more »

7 years ago

Yes, would love for you to post more pictures of celebrities and their earrings and whether or not the earrings look good on them or not and why. Thank you. That’s fun!! I just found you….do you have a newsletter?

Reply to  Calla Gold
6 years ago

Haha! I was just about to sign up to your newsletter when I read this answer, you are too funny! I will sign-up anyways and hope you have worked out your newsletter thingie!

“Bling!” Back to work!

Pk here
Pk here
3 years ago

Would another option be making it so that the weight of the earrings is balanced, so it doesn’t try to lean forward at all?