At Steven Singer Jewelers, we know that choosing the perfect pair of earrings is a big decision. With so many styles, sizes, and materials to choose from, it can be overwhelming. Once you pick the perfect earrings, don't forget to consider the importance of earring backings. The right earring back can make all the difference in comfort, security, and style. How do you pick the right backings?
Silicone Safety Backs
Our silicone safety earring backs are Steven's top pick, and they come FREE with every pair of eligible Steven Singer Jeweler post-back style earrings! While metal earring backs are most commonly provided by other jewelers, traditional metal backings can be prone to bending or shifting when worn over time. This can result in a less secure fit, increasing the risk of losing an earring. On the other hand, our silicone earring backs have a metal type center surrounded by grippy silicone to provide a secure fit that is snug against the earlobe and to prevent the earring from slipping out. Unlike metal earring backs alone, our silicone backs are flexible and won't bend or become distorted with regular wear, ensuring a long-lasting, comfortable fit.
Comfort is just as important as security when it comes to earrings and silicone safety backs also make a lovely alternative to metal friction or screw backs. The soft silicone provides a snug fit to prevent the earring from falling out and is comfortable behind the ear. They are also hypoallergenic, making them an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin.
Screwback earrings use a threaded post that rivets onto the earring that stays in place. This type of backing is ideal for everyday earrings that are left in the ear for an extra level of security and peace of mind. Our Diamond Stud Earrings are a classic and timeless choice, that can be worn every day, making them a perfect candidate for screwback conversion.Note: Our screw backs are crafted from precious metal, and this metal can start to wear down over time without you noticing, giving you a false sense of security. If they do loosen up, you may need to get the entire post replaced. If a backing is lost, you might need to get it professionally fitted because not all screw backs are the same, and the backing needs to fit perfectly with the screw post. That's why we always recommend purchasing our Love Guarantee with any earrings with screw backs.
The most common earring back is the friction back. Friction backings apply pressure to the earring post, holding it in place to provide a secure fit. This type of backing is ideal for everyday wear, and are especially great for larger earrings with wider posts.
Lever BacksLever backs are built-in backings used to secure your jewelry, making them perfect for those who prefer a hoop style earring. They work by using a hinged closure that snaps shut, ensuring that the earring stays in place. This type of backing appears on some of our most popular styles in our Hoop and Drop Earring Collection.
Here to Help
We pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of earrings with different backings to suit any preference and style. Whether you're looking for a classic stud or a statement hoop, we have something for everyone. If you have any questions, want different backings on earrings we offer, or need help selecting the perfect pair, our experts are here to help. We have personalized consultations to help you find the perfect pair of earrings that fit your style, budget, and needs.