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Bounkit's Earring Closure Guide 


Are you having trouble deciding which earring backing to choose for your new pair of earrings? Each backing type has its own special attributes.

You may be surprised to learn that Bounkit offers three different backings for our earrings, so you have the option to choose the one that makes you feel the most comfortable and confident.

If you don't know what makes each earring closure type special, don't worry! We're here to help you choose the best backing for you and your new gorgeous Bounkit earrings. Continue reading for all the details.

Post Butterfly Backing
The post butterfly backing looks exactly how it sounds: like a butterfly's wings! This is the most common type of earring back. It's a simple disc that slides onto the post, and the loops around the back keep the post from sliding, helping it fit snugly to the ear. One advantage of this type of earring backing is that you can adjust the tightness on your ear.

We recommend using the butterfly earring back only on lighter earrings and studs. When a butterfly is used on a heavier earring, the weight of the earring can pull it forward and away from the ear. All our butterfly posts are made of .925 sterling silver.

Omega Post or French Clip Backing

Also known as a French back, the omega post backing is by far the most popular among our customers and the most secure. There's a hinge in the back that flips from open to close, which is in the shape of the Ancient Greek symbol Ω. This back was derived from the “Clip-On” but with the noticeable difference of a post as well. We recommend omega backs for pretty much all earrings, as they are the most secure and will hold the weight of heavier earrings up against the earlobe. All of our omega post backs are .925 sterling silver.

Clip On Backing  

Last but not least is the clip-on backing. When people first started to wear earrings as accessories, this was one of the first types of earring backs created, since many people did not have pierced ears.

The biggest advantage of this back is that it does not require a pierced ear, and it won't enlarge the pierced hole on the earlobe, if you have one. Nowadays, it's rare to find a clip-on earring that's both sturdy and comfortable, but we have found the perfect solution. Our clip-ons have a hinge with a supportive yet comfortable no-slip, rubber grip. More and more we see clip-ons are becoming in demand among our clients. 


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