When choosing earrings, you can select from a few types of fastenings. For stud earrings, we supply both push and screw fastenings. Drop earrings are mainly made with leverback or the latch back fastenings. For children, our bracelets and earrings are also available with screws or leverback fastenings. We can also customize earrings with a different type of fastening than stated in the description. Most often, our customers request to replace the push fastening with a screw fastening. Other types of replacements can be made by request. Replacement of the fastener may delay delivery by about a week.
In the case of stud earrings, especially ones with stones, the push fastening is most common. The smooth post is threaded through the ear; the backing is then slid onto the post and can be further secured by a silicone tip. We recommend this type of fastening if you put on and take off earrings often because it is the quickest to manipulate.
For studs, you can also choose the screw fastening. The earring's post is threaded and the backing screws onto the threaded post. This is a very safe closure. However, if you remove your earrings every day, it is preferable to choose a push fastening instead of the screw.
Leverback (Ladie's patent)
This is a very popular way to fasten your earrings. The hinge has a flap that closes the earring to prevent it from opening and potentially being lost.
Latch back (Russian patent)
The Russian patent is often referred to as the Greek or French patent. The closure resembles a ladies' patent. The whole part of the earring fastening is either hidden in the ear or on the back. The Russian patent is the ideal choice for earrings if the visible fastening has an off-putting effect.
French hooks (African hook, Fish hook)
The African hook is a common design in which the earrings are hooked and stick directly through the hole in the ear. You can also secure this fastening with a silicone tip that serves as a barrier against accidental removal and possible loss. This fastening is popular because of its simplicity and minimalist design. The African hook is recommended if you often take your earrings off and do not carry them, like in sports activities, for example.
The Brizura, or child lock, is used especially for small ladies' earrings but is suitable for all children's ages, from birth to school age. However, thanks to different sizes of Brizura fastenings, they can also be used in women's earrings, especially for smaller and finer studs. The closure is turned on from the front when the hook is inserted into the piercing. If you are choosing earrings for young children, we definitely recommend this type of fastening.
Hoop earrings fastening
In this type of fastening, the tapered side of the earring is pushed through the hole in the ear and snaps into the opposite side of the ring. Sometimes the post is inserted into a small ring or fits into a fork shape at the other end of the earring. For hoops, this fastening ensures that there is little likelihood of the earring opening and being lost.
If you do not have piercings in your ears but you still want to wear earrings, we recommend that you choose to replace the fastening with a classic clip. With the classic clip, the earrings are simply attached to the earlobe. This method of fastening is most common in bijouterie nowadays.
French back closure (Jewellery clip)
As opposed to the classic clip, the jewellery clip is used for pierced ear lobes. The clip is snapped through the ear from the back. It is a safe closure but it is rarely used. The fastening is particularly suitable for heavier earrings.
This is another type of fastening in women's earrings for women who do not have pierced ears. Unlike the classic clip, the English screw is suitable for finer earrings. It works on the principle of a small vice and the earring is drawn to the earlobe with a screw.