Don’t you think that it’s quite amazing how everyone gets to wear and look good in earrings, whether you have pierced ears or not? So, today we are going to teach you how to wear earrings without pierced ears.
Earrings are beautiful, and for decades, the human race has accessorized with earrings. While there’s nothing wrong with getting your ears pierced, you might be among the people who aren’t ready or pierce their ears or the ones who are simply averse to ear piercings.
Regardless of the reasons for you not having your ears pierced, the jewelry world ensures that everyone gets to enjoy wearing earrings even without the piercing.
There are countless options for you, and you only need to make sure that you wear the earrings well.
In this article, we take a look at some of the ways for you to wear earrings without having your ears pierced.
Can I wear earrings without piercing?
If you have been wondering about earrings and piercings, you will be happy to know that you can wear earrings without piercings, and the best part is that there are numerous earring options just for you.
There is a good variety of earrings designed for persons without piercings, and they come in different styles, including dangle-style earrings, studs, and there also are double or single earring designs.
You will also come across casual and classy designs.
So, if you have been thinking of getting an ear piercing but you aren’t sure of how you will look with the piercing on, these non-pierced ears earrings might be the best place for you to start.
How to wear earrings without pierced ears
There are many ways of wearing earrings without pierced ears, and we take a good look at all those options here.
1. Magnetic Earrings
The first earrings option for you is magnetic earrings. The magnetic earrings are the perfect option for you if you are not interested in getting your ears pierced, but you still need to accessorize. These earrings are also a good option for you if you want to have your ears pierced but later on in life.
These earrings come with neodymium magnets (these are rare earth magnets). They are strong, tiny, and they are perfect for keeping stud earrings in place. The magnet goes to the back of your earlobes, and they are quite effective in holding the earrings in place.
The best part is that you can create magnetic earrings at home easily, especially if you have the magnets on hand. You will need 4 of the magnetics (1/4 inch or 3/16 inches in diameter), some super glue, tweezers, and clear disk earring backs. You will also need back beads or even gems – you basically need something beautiful that would make a nice earring, and with a flat back.
For this to work, you need magnets on either side of the earlobe, and this means knowing the positive or the negative side of the magnets – they must attract. You will need superglue to attach the magnet to the earrings. Make sure that the superglue is completely dried out before trying them on.
Alternatively, you could buy magnetic earrings. There are many styles, designs, and sizes of magnetic earrings on the market, just for you.
2. Converting pierced earrings into clip-on earrings
Clip-on earrings are the other design of earrings for persons who don’t want to wear the earrings designed for pierced ears.
As the name suggests, these earrings have a clip, and they are quite easy to work. Now, some of these earrings are quite clunky, but this is not the case always.
The best part is that you can easily convert ears for pierced ears into clip-ons, and we’ll show you how to do that in these simple steps.
Also, there are three ways of doing this, and we’ll look at all three here.
Method 1 – Converting the Earrings Using a Post
For this to work, you first need to buy earring converters (you can find them online or in craft stores locally). The best converters will feature a small barrel or tube at the back. While most posts are designed to fit into the converter’s barrel, you need to check the size of the post to be sure.
Next, you need to insert the earring post into the barrel – just slide the post in the converter barrel and then bend your post at a 90-degree angle.
Bending is important as it allows the earring to sit in a more natural position in the ear. Once the post is bent, it can’t be worn in a pierced ear anymore, and it works perfectly as a clip-on earring.
You could also make use of the no-bend converter if you wish to still the earrings in pierced ears.
Method 2 – Converting/ Working with Dangling Earrings
For this to work, you’ll need the fish hook converters – these are available online and in local craft stores.
The converter will replace your pierced earrings hook, allowing your dangle earrings to be converted into clip-on dangle earrings.
Note that the fish-hook earring converters come with an extra small hoop at the front, and they allow for easy attachment to the earring.
For this to work, you need to remove the earring’s fish hook first – you will need pliers to close off the hoop. You could also use the hoop converter once you close the fish hook, and then you can hang on the hook converter.
Making your clip-on earrings comfortable
One of the challenges around the clip-on earrings is that they are often uncomfortable.
Whether you opt to convert your dangling earrings with a fish-hook converter or post converters, the earrings are bound to feel uncomfortable, and you need to identify ways of making the clip-ons more comfortable.
To make the clip-ons more comfortable, you can do the following:
- Make use of the clip-on cushions.
- Loosen the earrings’ tongue
- Keep the earrings on only for short periods of time.
- Always clean your ears and the earrings, and avoid using acidic cleaning products. Use rubbing alcohol and brush off any gunk.
These are some of the best earring options for persons who don’t want to wear pierced earrings. The magnetic and clip-on options work pretty well, and you will be happy with the results.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.