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How do I earring as a grown up?

I stopped wearing earrings for a couple years due to grabby baby hands, and now my ears hate me whenever I try again. I haven't bought earrings since high school, either, so I think I need to level-up from Claire's. What kind of earrings should I buy, and from where? I just want simple studs or hoops, is there some kind of basic earring supply website in 2016 where I wouldn't need to buy in bulk?
posted by Maarika on Aug 20, 2016 - 19 answers

Good stores for $50–$250 jewelry in silver or other metals?

It seems like there’re plenty of stores with $15 earrings and stores with $500 earrings, but I’m having a bit of trouble finding stores with jewelry in that middle ground of like $50–$250 (ish). Basically, I’m looking for stores with jewelry that I could potentially wear every day but which won’t fall apart after a year or two. [more inside]
posted by Handcoding on Jul 4, 2016 - 28 answers

Un-lose-able every day & night earrings

I have my ears pierced and don't want them to grow in. I want a small (or even tiny) pair of earrings that are pretty and subtle (so that they match everything) and flat (so that I can sleep in them and they won't bug my ears or head) and affix in a way that they'll never ever fall out. [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous on Nov 15, 2015 - 28 answers

ISO hoop earrings

Ages ago I bought a pair of hoop earrings from Lane Bryant (of all places). They were about 3" in diameter and they were fairly substantial/sturdy/heavy - I think they were made of sterling silver or thick surgical steel. I have since lost one of these earrings and am looking to replace them... [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Aug 25, 2015 - 6 answers

How can I wear earrings again?

I got my ears pierced more than 20 years ago. Within the last two years or so, every time I wear earrings, they start bothering me after six hours or so. When I take them out, the area around the piercing is swollen and hard but does not hurt if I push at it, and the actual piercing may have a bit of dried blood. Because of this, I haven't been wearing earrings more often than once every two or three weeks, so that may be contributing to the bleeding (I often have to poke and prod a bit to open the pierced hole all the way to get an earring through). What should I do to be able to wear earrings regularly again? [more inside]
posted by jaguar on Jul 15, 2015 - 29 answers

Do you have a jewelry organization scheme that works?

I have a relatively small (but growing) collection of jewelry that's currently being stored haphazardly across a range of hooks, pouches, boxes and drawers. Various big plans (set out all the necklaces nicely in this place here) have fallen by the wayside in the hustle-and-bustle of working life. If you're a naturally untidy/ absentminded person, have you found a storage system that keeps your jewelry safe, accessible and in good condition, but that's easy and low-maintenance enough to keep in practice? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Feb 18, 2015 - 35 answers

Jewellery tools - how much do you need to spend for something good?

So I asked a question recently about making jewellery. I would now like to ask how much of a difference there is between buying a cheap kit of four types of jewellery pliers (for about ten quid) and buying individual items. Is it worthwhile looking hard for the good quality ones, or will the ten quid variety pack suffice?
posted by sockpim on Dec 4, 2014 - 6 answers

Please help me find earrings in this style

I'm looking for a particular style of earring. I'll post an example but I'm not necessarily looking for an exact copy of that pair -- just something that matches certain criteria, which I will list. [more inside]
posted by paperback version on Nov 18, 2014 - 28 answers

Minimalist, modern gauged earrings?

I'm looking for places to buy gauged earrings, with a few specific requirements. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Oct 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Etsy or indie designers for tasteful, hypoallergenic dangly earrings?

I need sparkly, dangly statement earrings with posts made of sterling silver, gold-plated silver, or gold. Where can I find them for <$100/pair? [more inside]
posted by dynamiiiite on Oct 23, 2014 - 12 answers

A spike in interest

Where can I find these beautiful double-spike fake gauge earrings? I'm looking for exactly what ASOS is offering: small, gold or black, metal, and symmetrical earrings in this style. [more inside]
posted by glass origami robot on Sep 30, 2014 - 8 answers

Allergic to metals - is there a work around?

I can wear platinum, higher grade gold and titanium sometimes. The biggest problem is my belly ring, though I gave the same problem with earrings. Can I do something to surgical steel to open up my jewelry horizons? [more inside]
posted by crankyrogalsky on Jun 22, 2014 - 16 answers

Stylish, Cheap, Earrings in the Bay Area. Go!

I feel naked without earrings. But... I have an earring retention problem! I am constantly losing JUST ONE earring, meaning that the only earrings I end up holding on to are the ones I don't like. Help me replenish my earring supply and support local artists! What are your favorite Bay Area spots for cheap (<$20 a pair), cute, locally-made earrings & accompanying jewelry? Any good street fairs that reliably sell cute stuff? Funky, big, unique, dangly, subtle, you name it! (I know I could go the Etsy route, but jewelry I buy online never looks like I think it will - I prefer in-person shopping.)
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on Apr 10, 2014 - 8 answers

Can I make my own glass earrings?

I work as an air conditioning mechanic, and with my head stuck in operating electrical machines all day I have a mind to switch to non-conductive earrings. I have 6ga or 4mm earrings. I used to have a pair of glass earrings but they eventually broke when I dropped them. Is there any reason I should not use glass stirring rods to make a new set of glass earrings? I am assuming I can use a torch or buns en burner to bend them and finish the ends.
posted by Naib on Sep 12, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me find earrings: 12g silver hoops

I need simple, elegant silver hoop earrings. Complication: 12 gauge. [more inside]
posted by dizziest on Dec 27, 2012 - 6 answers

A Piercing Analysis

How can I maximize my chances of having a positive ear-piercing experience? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Nov 28, 2012 - 19 answers

How can I wear earrings 3-4 days per week without pain?

How can I wear lightweight earrings all week without my ears hurting? I don't think this is an allergy issue. [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jul 14, 2012 - 24 answers

Sorry, grandma!

Please help me find replacement earrings or a reasonable facsimile of a beloved pair. Oh, and for a reasonable price! [more inside]
posted by hmo on May 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Star stud earrings from "Starryeyed" music video

Where can I find the star stud earrings featured in this Ellie Goulding video? They appear to be shaped like 5-pointed stars, have gems at the base of each triangle, and one in the center. My wife loves starry earrings, stud earrings, and Ellie Goulding, and I would love to get them (or a reasonable clone) for her. [more inside]
posted by Xoder on Feb 14, 2012 - 7 answers

Dangling Chinese Sunflower Seeds

After seeing Ai Weiwei's sunflower seed exhibit at Tate Modern in London with my girlfriend earlier this year, I was inspired to translate the afternoon into a thoughtful Christmas gift. I've purchased 6 of the seeds on eBay and need help finding a jeweler in Los Angeles that can help me design a pair of earrings incorporating them. HELP! [more inside]
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza on Dec 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me find these earrings! They mean a lot to me.

Help me find these blue rose earrings, please. [more inside]
posted by carpediem on Nov 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Surely I'm not the first person with this problem

Help me come up with a storage mechanism for my jewelry. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Sep 5, 2011 - 27 answers

Help me find these earrings!

Where can I find these earrings (or some like them) for my girlfriend's birthday? [more inside]
posted by ultraviolet catastrophe on Aug 9, 2011 - 15 answers

Pierce or repierce?

My ears were pierced about 20 years ago. I stopped wearing earrings about 4 years ago. My left ear is still fine but the hole in the right has partially closed up. Best way to proceed? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Jul 13, 2011 - 13 answers

Resources for making handmade jewellery (earrings)

Looking for information about making handmade jewellery (earrings) - resources, tips, help, suggestions, etc. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Apr 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me fix my question mark earrings!

How can I fix my awesome earrings after the metallic plating has chipped off? [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Apr 22, 2011 - 13 answers

What is this type of earring called?

What is the correct terminology for a hinged endless hoop earring? [more inside]
posted by RedReplicant on Mar 29, 2011 - 6 answers

What do you call this rainbow metal jewelry?

What do you call this rainbow metal style of jewelry? [more inside]
posted by ladypants on Mar 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Must I wear the same earrings til Thanksgiving?

It's still painful to try to remove my starter earrings. Should it be? [more inside]
posted by serena15221 on Aug 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Is Better Better Than Bigger?

I want to buy my wife diamond earrings. You are not my wife, of course, but assuming you were, would you value the size or the quality of the diamonds more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2010 - 53 answers

I know THIS question has never been asked:where to buy Oprah's pink earrings.

Burning question about Oprah's earrings. [more inside]
posted by semacd on Jan 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Why do my ear piercings continue to get irritated after 10 years?

Almost ten years after I've worn earrings, my piercings continue to regularly swell and discharge pus. What's wrong with my ears, how can I fix it, and will I ever wear earrings again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2009 - 45 answers

Should I get my ears pierced?

I’m considering getting my ears pierced. Just regular old lobe piercings. Help me decide if I should, then help answer all the probably simple questions about the process, because I seriously know nothing. Before you bring it up – I’m planning on going to a real piercing place, not Claire’s. [more inside]
posted by brainmouse on Aug 18, 2009 - 41 answers

Converting clip-on earrings

Suggestions for converting clip-on earrings into post earrings? [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Aug 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking for clear, straight, plastic (or acrylic) ear piercing retainers.

This is my left ear and this is my right ear. I need help finding a reputable online shop that sells clear, straight, plastic (or acrylic) ear piercing retainers. Please help!
posted by aloneinvietnam on Aug 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Can you recommend places in San Francisco or online to buy interesting silver+gemstone jewelry?

Can you recommend places in San Francisco or online to buy interesting silver+gemstone jewelry? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Oct 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Diamonds: What cut is more desirable?

Which do you prefer, round or princess cut diamonds? Why? What are the pros/cons to each? [more inside]
posted by jwfree on Sep 29, 2008 - 30 answers

where do i get quality earring backs?

i've lost a few earring backs over the last year or so, where can i get replacements? the posts are different widths so i can't swap between the ones i have left. online stores or lower manhattan, preferably.
posted by lia on Dec 12, 2007 - 10 answers

Itchy ears

Earrings hurt and itch--what to do? I have a new pair of pearl earrings with 14k gold posts. They--alone among all my other earrings--hurt and itch literally within minutes of putting them in. I really love these earrings--is there anything I can do? I've heard that coating with clear nail polish might help, but I've also heard that it might not.
posted by pipti on Sep 15, 2007 - 15 answers

Do black earrings exist?

In search of simple black earrings (pierced). They can be small hoops, studs or wires. Not necessarily onyx or obsidian - could be rubber, for all I care, but definitely not pearls. I'd like something kind of like just the hoop part on these. If combined with metal, preferred color is silver.
posted by yoga on Aug 31, 2007 - 14 answers

Help me save my ear-holes.

Is there any point in re-piercing my ears properly, 20 years after they were pierced with that damn gun they use in the mall? [more inside]
posted by ultraultraboomerang on Jun 5, 2007 - 17 answers

Arrrr, matey.

Online source for single, gold hoop earring? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Nov 19, 2006 - 2 answers

How to treat old ear piercing that's always infected?

Old ear piercing always gets infected. How to treat it? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Aug 27, 2006 - 9 answers

Earrings for men

Fashion Question. [more inside]
posted by jonmc on Jul 31, 2006 - 34 answers

How can I see what Tiffany jewelry looks like on a person without going to one of their stores?

How can I see what Tiffany jewelry looks like on a person without going to one of their stores? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Apr 25, 2006 - 8 answers

Fill my ear holes!

InterestingEarJewelryFilter [more inside]
posted by LunaticFringe on Mar 21, 2006 - 3 answers

Good jewelry store - downtown Chicago?

Recommendations for a good place to buy (expensive) earrings in Chicago - downtown/loop area, on December 28th? (And yes, Tiffany & Co has a store on Michigan Avenue, but I'm looking for a place with less attitude and more value.)
posted by WestCoaster on Dec 24, 2005 - 5 answers

Why is nothing easy?

Earringfilter: good god, why are there so many? [more inside]
posted by ohcanireally on Dec 1, 2005 - 16 answers

big stud

My wife's problem with a stud that's too big. [more inside]
posted by crunchland on Mar 4, 2005 - 6 answers

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