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Are Clip On Earrings Adjustable

Are clip on earrings adjustable? Well, that depends somewhat on what make you are wearing. Clip on earrings have been around for a long time and, of course, the reason that they get made in the first place is so that people (mostly women) who want to wear earrings but who don't want to get their ears pierced can have an option for their desired jewellery. Clip ons can also be worn by people who do have their ears pierced but who want to wear particular styles of earrings, such as the dangling designs, that might elongate their pierced holes or risk tearing their ear lobes.

However, clip on earrings occasionally cause problems of their own. Clip ons have been notorious for pulling and pinching earlobes. Obviously this can cause sore ears and possibly lead to infections. However, these problems can be eradicated through adjusting the clips and most people find that their earrings feel very comfortable in the end. These days, some earring designers have taken measures to ensure that their clip ons are much more easily adjusted, so that if they are too tight the situation can be remedied. Some people don't even experience these problems in the first place after thinking that they will, so it's always worth trying them out first before you make a decision on how they feel.

But, are all clip on earrings adjustable? In short, no, they aren't. So if you're in the market for clip ons, how can you tell which are which?

The store or the website where you're shopping for your earrings should guarantee that their clip ons are easily adjustable and, therefore, you won't have to endure any discomfort or pinching. If the merchant is willing to put its reputation on the line, then it means that they should be selling higher quality clip on earrings.

However, you should also choose clip ons that have a good balance in their design. Even adjustable earrings that clip to the ear can still hurt if they have a lot of heaviness in their lower half, such as with long, dangling earrings. That lower half heaviness will create a pulling force that can hurt you even if your earring is not pinching. There's no adjusting that can be done to make up for an unbalanced design. Also, select a pair of earrings that have clips in proportion to their size. Large or long earrings suspended from thin clips might cause you pain.

Once you have found a good merchant and a good design, check your choice of clip on earrings to see if there are adjustable back clips. This means the earrings have a tension back clip that is adjustable with a small screwdriver, or their clips are designed to automatically adjust to the size of the wearer's earlobe. If these clips are made properly, they should be able to be adjusted to any tension, all the way from fully closed to completely open. It's easier to check this aspect in a store than online.

So, clip on earrings are adjustable, if you make a careful selection.