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Screw Back Earrings

Just about nothing is worse than wearing a favorite pair of earrings only to later discover that one is missing. That might not be such a disaster with ordinary or cosmetic jewelry, but it’s definitely heart stopping when wearing something expensive or sentimental. A good way to prevent this kind of loss is to choose screw back earrings.

These earrings have a threaded stud for the backing to rotate onto and are a secure alternative to the usual clip-on, magnetic or press-on backings, which are notorious for falling off without being noticed. Even expensive pieces like pearl earrings are usually designed with press-on backings, which can make wearing them a nerve wracking ordeal instead of the pleasure it should be.

Earrings with screw backs are comfortable to wear because the back can tightened or left loose as desired while still remaining secure because the backing won’t rotate on its own. Unlike some press-on backings, the screw back is easy to remove—just twist like removing a nut from a bolt. This closure works well with metal studs—such as those used in platinum earrings—because the thin stud is hard enough to accept the threads. For that reason, earrings with plastic studs might not work as well with this kind of closure.

Though most screw back earrings are designed as such, because this style can take the worry out of wearing even the most expensive jewelry like diamond earrings, it’s possible to have screw backs added to a treasured pair. It’s best to have the earrings evaluated by a competent jeweler first to avoid any possible damage to expensive pieces.

Enjoy wearing that favorite pair of earrings again without worrying about losing one. Browse the great selection of screw back earrings and other jewelry today at Macy’s.

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