Different types of silver earring clasps

Silver EarringsThe majority of earrings come with a type of clasp or fastening to ensure the silver earrings are secure when worn and will not be lost. There are many different styles of backings to select from when shopping for earrings. A good quality backing offers comfort and style.

1. Hinged. Hinged silver earring clasps are comparable to posts and hooks, except they have a hinged piece that shuts at the back for extra safety. Hinged clasps are great on silver hoop earrings and dangly silver earrings.

2. Hooks. Hooks are found on drop silver earrings and goes all the way through the pierced ear allowing longer silver earrings to sway freely. Earring hooks can be worn by themselves or with a plastic backing to add extra security.

Silver Earrings3. Posts and findings. Ear posts and findings consist of a straightforward metal bar and a small clasp. These types are good for securing silver earring studs and other smaller styles of silver earrings. Posts and findings are usually found on lightweight silver earrings. Ear posts and findings come in different sizes and frictions. It depends on the size of the silver earring to which style of post and finding is used because large studs need more friction to secure the silver earring in place. The butterfly clasp is the most popular type of silver earring clasp.

4. Stabilizer guards. Stabilizer guards are usually on larger silver earrings as they’re capable to carry more weight than other clasps. Large silver earrings can make the earlobes sag and can do other damage to the skin, that’s why stabilizers are a great way to support the weight of the silver earrings. Stabilizer guards are even available in medical-grade plastic, which is hypoallergenic for sensitive skin.