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Buying earring backs

Buying earring backs

The conundrum of where to buy earring backs can seem quite daunting. However there is no need to despair – the key to this problem is understanding which type of earring backs you require, deciding how much money you are prepared to spend and then choosing whether to purchase from the High Street or online. […]

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Stories about earrings

Stories about earrings

The most expensive earrings made to date were made by The House of Winston – a pair of Diamond Drop earrings consisting of two pear-shaped diamonds set in a platinum setting. Total weight of the diamonds is 60.1 carats. If you wanted to buy them you’d have to pay a staggering $8.5 million! Angelina Jolie […]

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Types of earrings for pierced ears

Types of earrings for pierced ears

From delicate gemstone studs to large, dramatic hoops, earrings add style to any outfit. They also make a perfect gift for a special occasion and there are many different styles to choose from. Below is an overview of the various types of earrings that can purchased: The Stud Earring As the smallest and simplest of […]

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Plastic or rubber earring backs

Plastic or rubber earring backs

Plastic earring backs (sometimes called rubber earring backs) are normally made from a soft flexible silicone rubber. They are freely available online from sites such as earringbacks.com and from High Street outlets such as Claire’s Accessories. Many of the cheaper earrings on the market use plastic backs as standard, and they are also favoured by many people […]

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Earring backs for babies and young children

Earring backs for babies and young children

There are many different factors which influence the decision of a parent to get their child’s ears pierced, such as culture and faith. As an example there is a Hindu ceremony called Karnvedh Sanskar in which children have their ears pierced, usually before their fifth birthday although there is no definite age that this is […]

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Why use secure, locking earring backs?

Why use secure, locking earring backs?

It is reasonable to suggest that when we purchase a new pair of stud earrings, whether for ourselves or as a gift, we put a considerable amount of thought in to our purchase. Yet we often give little thought to the backs which secure them. We all wear our earrings in different ways. Some people […]

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