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Picking a painless clip on earring

Is there such thing as a painless clip on earring?

Your Guide to Picking the Right Clip On Earrings

One of the most common concerns with clip on earrings are that they have always been associated with pain. However, the clip on earring technology has advanced over the last decade and wearing clip on earrings do not have to hurt anymore! There are a variety of styles of clip earrings to suit all different types of ears.

What causes pain for clip on earrings?

If you are experiencing pain with clip on earrings, it is usually due to either the wrong tension on the clip or wrong clip on selection for your ear. It can take a couple trials before you find the right style and tension for your ears. 


Types of clip on earrings 


Screw-back clip on earrings


These types of earrings are great since the tightness can be adjusted for your comfort. You can open the hinge on the back of the earrings and fasten it onto your ear. The screw can tighten or loosen the earrings depending on the thickness of your ear lobe.

screw back clip on earrings opening and closing


Clip on Earring with Padding


These are your classic clip styles that open up to clip on your ear. There are rubber paddings that can be added or removed depending on your preference. We recommend keeping on the rubber padding for extra comfort. 

clip on earrings with rubber padding open and closing


Ear Cuffs


Depending on the style, you can place the ear cuff on where it sits most comfortably, usually on the edges of the ear or in the middle. This could be on the conch or at the top of the ear where the helix is. You can tighten the ear cuff by gently squeezing the sides once it is on the ear.

ear cuffs


Sliding Spring Earrings 

Sliding spring allow the back of the earring to slide back so that it can spring forward to the right size for your ear. It is the most adjustable form of the clip on earrings and are very lightweight.

Sliding spring earrings opening and closing
Whether you have had a bad experience with clip on earrings or are just trying it on for the first time, we carry a large collection of clip on and ear cuff choices suitable for all ears. All our products list the type of clip in the description section. To shop our full collection, click here.

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