What is this type of earring called?
March 29, 2011 11:13 AM Subscribe
What is the correct terminology for a hinged endless hoop earring?
posted by RedReplicant to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to replace my cartilage piercing with a gold hoop. I hate the hoops that involve a tiny wire that you have to wiggle into the hollow end of the hoop. My current one is sterling silver and has what I would call a "breaking" hinge-- it's not visible when the earring is clasped, but the earring hinges into two halves and snaps together, leaving a completely smooth exterior except for the hairline area where the one end has a snap-together clasp and the other has the hinge.
I'm sure there's a term for this kind of piece but I do not know it, and I haven't been able to find it based on searching for "endless" hoops, "hinged" hoops, or anything related.