Pros and Cons of Having Un-Pierced Ears

Clip on earrings are the answer for those who do not want to commit to having pierced ears. While most earrings available in the market are meant for those who have pierced ears, the market has been open to a wide variety of styles for clip-ons which do not sacrifice the style and current fashion trends. 

There are many benefits to using clip-on earrings, one of which being you don’t need to have someone poke your ears and risk infection, provided the procedure is not done properly. On the other hand, using clip-on earrings also pose several inconveniences. So, before considering using them, read this article first and weigh the benefits versus the inconveniences of having un-pierced ears.

1. As discussed in the introduction above, using clip-on earrings are very convenient and do not require you to have your ears pierced. So, for instance, if you are planning on wearing earrings just for one special occasion and do not want to have pierced ears for the rest of your life, clip-ons are an absolute go-to. This is true as well for men who do not want to have pierced ears for religious or personal reasons but would still like to wear earrings or are required (for some reason) to wear them on occasion.

2. Nowadays, there are many designs available for clip-on earrings. Whether you want to buy faux jewelry or want to go ahead and buy original, genuine pearls, stones, or gold, there are a lot to choose from. Clip-on earrings can be bought anywhere, too, whether you choose to order over the internet or dive around shops in malls and it does not take an awful lot of time to find a pair that fancies your taste and meets your needs.

3. Another reason why you may want to choose to use clip-on earrings is that you do not have to risk getting an ear infection. Sure, you can have painless ear piercings nowadays at an affordable price, but there are some non-professionals out there that do not bother taking the necessary precautions of making sure that the needle or gun is sterile, and there is no way of knowing for sure unless you see the cleaning procedure yourself. 

4. Lastly, people with needle phobia who would still like to wear earrings do not need to worry about having their ears pierced, because they can choose from a wide variety, style, and materials that are available in malls and over the internet.

1. Clip-on earrings are very easy to use as it only needs to attach itself to the earlobes, but because it only requires enough pressure to keep it in place, if you are wearing expensive clip-on earrings outdoors where it is exposed to the eyes of robbers, they can easily rob them off your ears without much trouble. Therefore, clip-on earrings that are made of expensive materials or precious stones should only be worn indoors, and only on important occasions.

2. One of the cons of these kinds of earrings is that they can’t handle too much weight and even if they can, it would take an awful lot of pressure on your earlobes and because of that, manufacturers are only limited to a certain amount of weight for the designs which use precious stones.

3. Another thing to note about them is that they can be uncomfortable to wear because it has to pinch the earlobes to be able to stay on your ears. Even though you will not get a possible infection from non-sterile needles, your ears might still get sore from the pinch or cause some skin rashes after prolonged use. To prevent this from happening, you have to buy additional accessories for you to be able to use these comfortably. These accessories are sticky substances placed in the earlobes to minimize discomfort and also so that the clip-on earrings stick better.

These are only some of the advantages and disadvantages you might want to consider when opting for clip-on earrings. Some advantages might weigh more than the disadvantages or it could be the other way around. So, before venturing out to find the perfect pair of clip-on earrings, it would be a lot better to do some research first. By educating yourself of these factors, you will know everything you need to know when you have decided on buying your first pair of earrings.

Clip on Earrings and How to Get Started

Whether heading out for a girls’ night out or running errands during the day, earrings as part of a woman’s wardrobe can add inexplicable glamour. What is more convenient is having a pair that can be easily worn like clip-on earrings. What is not to love in these fashionable pieces?


There are so many designs to choose from. Long, round, bulky, chandelier-like, button-type and so many more will definitely fit any day in the calendar. These pairs come in studs, gem-stoned, metal-plated – name it, a pair of clip-on earrings has been designed for it. This goes especially for avid collectors who organize these pairs. Knowing what style or design is lacking, one could easily know what to look for next.

When having a hard time choosing, specifically if one is a beginner looking for which pair to buy, consider a picture first. Project an image in your mind and how that pair of earrings will complement your wardrobe. Think of other pieces of accessories that might give a vivid impression when both are worn with an outfit. Think of possible occasions when a pair would be bought and how appropriate the accessory would be when worn.

Discount Stores, Flea Markets and Earrings Specialty Stores

What do all these places have in common? They all have wide choices of stuff that can be bought. It is difficult to be confined in a store where choices are limited. Try to go around to every booth and stall to search for different types of clip on earrings, so all options can be fully considered. Clip-on earrings are not structured in one way only, so it is best to look for which type of clip-on earrings will fit perfectly. There are magnetic, round and flat pairs that could offer screw modifications or not. If screws can be adjusted, the earrings will offer a better fit.

Consider nickel-free earrings as well when looking for designs. Nickel-free earrings provide less irritation when worn compared to stainless and metal-plated clips. Some metal-plated clips and stainless kinds of clips irritate earlobes due to allergic reactions. To test this, simply clip on a piece of earring for four to five minutes and check for the slightest feeling of itch on your ear.

Get the Feel!

Try on the earrings before buying a pair. It is very important that these pairs be “test-driven”. Put a pair on both earlobes and try to look from the left and then to the right quite abruptly to check its fit. Take a look at studs and gems included in the design as some may have poor quality even before the purchase. Returning these to the merchant will surely cause an inconvenience. Check for the edges of metal-plated clips and designs to make sure they are not rusty or chipped off.

It pays to have an observant eye, yet the reward is greater if one is complemented when wearing fashion pieces that create that alluring style. So go on, breathe in and out, and confidently wear those clip-on earrings for a better fashion statement!