Clip-On Cool

Design Idea C703 Earrings
by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®

It's time to show love to the lobes. With statement earrings continuing to be a major trend, clip-on versions make adorning the ears with something big and bold, easy and comfortable, too. Introduced at the top of the 20th century, and made popular by flappers who wore drop and diamante styles, clip-on earrings are making a major comeback.

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The clip-on earring craze is seen on style icons such as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Amal Clooney and Ashley Olsen, as they punctuate their looks with large pearls and intricate circular designs that work sans piercing. Top fashion designers are also joining in with large gem and tassel clip-on earrings as seen on Oscar de la Renta's, Vivienne Westwood's and Proenza Schouler's fashion runways. Women can mix and match pierced and clip earrings and wear multiple clip earrings on the same ear for a one-of-kind statement. Oh, and don't forget the power of the Marilyn Monroe inspired move--sexily slipping off clip earrings to make a phone call.

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Clip-on earring findings make smart fashion sense and work for people with pierced and non-pierced ears, ensuring they're a great addition to any jewelry line. Earlobe surgery is one of the fastest growing cosmetic surgeries in the world, mostly caused by wearing heavy pierced earrings. Heavy statement earrings can cause the hole to stretch and, sooner or later, tear due to their weight. Non-pinching clip earrings minimize the level of stress on ear holes and prevent damage to lobes. This style of earring is especially helpful for people with arthritis or limited dexterity in their fingers.

The good news is there's a clip earring component for every earring style, including adjustable ear clips for a customized fit and earclip converters that allow you to easily turn pierced earrings into comfortable clip-on jewelry. Shop a wide selection of clip-on earring components, adjustable pressure clip-on components and earclip converters for any style of clip-on earring design.

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Add even more comfort to clip earrings with clip-slip comfort pads designed for use with hinged clip-on earrings. And, expand your non-pierced earring wardrobe and jewelry lines with stylish cuff or crawler earrings, more options that don't require pierced lobes.

View more clip-on earring design inspirations in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Gallery of Designs for non-pierced style statements and discover the coolness of clip-on earrings.

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