CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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- Color: Steel
- Quantity: 100 Pieces
- Style/Shape: Earring Backs
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The correct term for these are "tension butterfly backs". It's the tension of the "butterfly wings" that grasp and secure the post of your earrings. The hole itself is not an issue. Ideally, the manufacturer should have eased the tension during production. That is the only reason for my 4 stars.
The backs are made of heavy duty steel...very sturdy. They're medium sized diameter...about 4mm. All 100 are the same diameter. The price is great!
I purchased these to replaced some sterling silver tension backs, I previously bought. They were flimsy and very lightweight. Over time, the tension started lessening on their own, and no longer fitted my earrings securely. When I attempted to tighten the butterfly wings, the metal crushed. You will not have worry about these steel backs losing their tension or the metal crushing while adjusting....or losing your earrings while sleeping or showering! The construction of these is excellent. Little things have a tendency to get lost, but if you keep up with them, these backs will last for years. They are very durable. Most people have no allergic reactions to the surgical steel.
If you do NOT have sensitive ears - I would absolutely recommend these. However, if your ears are finicky like mine, I would stay away.
Finding these and seeing the cheap cheap price seemed perfect.. except that the earring backs don't fit on ANY of my earrings comfortably. I can force them on to a couple pairs, but 90% of the earring posts don't fit into the holes on these. Note that I wear regular stud earrings, nothing fancy or crazy.
I'm disappointed in these. There isn't enough information on the product page to know whether or not these will work for you. The only up side is the price.. at less than $2.50 I don't feel totally cheated.
1. The groove that holds the post of the earring on a few of the backs is defective and doesn't grip the post strait, or the grip is too weak and the post slides off with hardly any pull pressure. Those backs are junk, there's no way to fix them so they go into the trash. If there are 4 or 5 of these that are no good, that's still 95 that are good, and for this $1.55 cheap price, I won't complain if a couple are defective. I probably won't live long enough to ever use up even half of them, just wanted a few on hand as spares.
2. The hole is not punched through fully on a few of the backs, requiring a lot of force to push the earring post through. This can be easily fixed by pushing an embroidery needle through the hole to open it up; hold the earring back with a pair of needle nose pliers so you don't accidentally stab yourself.
As for the metal: I tested the product with a strong magnet, and there is no magnetic reaction at all, so these are either genuinely 316L stainless steel, or possibly some cheaper base metal which has been chromium plated to look like stainless steel. If I haven't had an allergic reaction to them in 2 weeks, I'll update this review with a note to that effect.
The overall size is very small, making them somewhat difficult to hold while trying to poke the earring post through them; these are the smallest stud earring backs in my collection. If I had known they were this small, I probably wouldn't have bought them, but for only $1.55, I'm not upset. One strange thing: the little ziploc baggie they came in had two or three other items in it that are not earring backs, but look like solder terminals for electronics boards. Maybe the same factory is making both items, and some of the solder terminals got packaged with earring backs by mistake?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good deal for the money. I can't really complain. At first they go on a little tight, but then work out just fine. Would recommend.Published 14 days ago by Kathey J. Norton
This is a really perfect product for my cute little toddler who always loss her back earrings every time.Published 25 days ago by mamie021
Only reason I'm giving 1 star is because there's no 0. While this is a good price for how many you receive, the product is disappointing and not what I expected. Read morePublished 25 days ago by jennifer
I love that my wife is doing her own diy jewelry, so I bought her this one hoping that it will really help her and it did!Published 28 days ago by Coby
The holes are small (width) so these do not fit on all earrings, only those with smaller posts. They are pretty light too, not very heavy duty.Published 1 month ago by WestGhent
Have not had any issues with these - I was able to replace all of my loose backings and still have plenty left over for future earrings.Published 1 month ago by Krystin