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How To Take Off Small Hoop Earrings
Small hoop earrings are effortlessly sophisticated and can be worn with a variety of different outfits. Whether you’re heading into the office in a sharp tailored suit, you’re getting ready for a special dinner with friends and want something to complement the simplicity of your little black dress, or you want to look a little more put together while running errands wearing your go-to relaxed denim and vintage tee outfit on the weekend, there is a pair of hoop earrings that will complete any ensemble.
How to Maintain Small Hoop Earrings
When properly maintained and looked after, even the most inexpensive pieces of jewelry can remain in your collection for many years.
Although hoop earrings are constructed from high-quality materials, it is important to handle them with care to maintain their elegant shape. Understanding how best to put on and take off hoop earrings will help you to properly maintain them and keep them looking their best for a long time to come.
Taking Off Small Hoop Earrings
Small hoop earrings can be a bit of a challenge to put on and take off, particularly if they are a seamless style or are petite enough to gently hug the ear lobe. With this in mind, we have gathered together our top tips and tricks for keeping your hoop earrings looking as beautiful as the day you bought them, no matter how many times you want to put them on and take them off.
- Seamless Hoops
When putting on a seamless style hoop, you should push the top of the earring with your right thumb and pull with your left pointer finger, taking care not to bend the earring too much. This will give you enough space to comfortably slide the hoop into your piercing. Then, you can slide the hoop around and push the two ends of the hoop to close the gap and keep the earring in place. When taking off this style of small hoop earring, you should repeat the process and gently press the two end points apart to create enough space to comfortably slide the earring out of your piercing.
- Thin Pin Hoops
If your hoop earrings have a thin pin, which is the part that sits in your piercing, it is important not to apply too much pressure to this area. To open these Heart Hoop Earrings, simply use the above technique but take care to ensure that you are holding on to the thicker parts of the hoop to avoid damaging the pin. When taking off hoop earrings with a thin pin, it is equally as important to avoid putting too much pressure on the earring when removing it.
- Hinged Hoops
To put on small hoop earrings with a hinge fitting, hold the front of the earring between your thumb and forefinger, paying careful attention to support the base of the earring. Next, use your other thumbnail to gently press down on the opening, which is likely to be where the pin meets the earring. You should hear a gentle click as the earring opens. When putting on this style of hoop earring, you’ll know when it is securely in place as soon as you hear the same gentle click. To remove this style of hoop, rotate the earring in your piercing until you can comfortably use your thumbnail to press down gently on the opening pin.
- Sleeper Hoops
This type of hoop earring has a small loop that holds the end of the earring in place. When taking this type of hoop off at the end of the day, simply spin the earring around in your ear until you can comfortably see and feel the closure. Now, gently lift the loop upwards until the end of the earring is released. This will make enough space for you to carefully slide the hoop out of your piercing. To store, ensure the end of the earring is placed back inside the loop to avoid damaging or misshaping the earring’s elegant silhouette.
How to Store Small Hoop Earrings
Correctly storing small hoop earrings is a key part of the maintenance process. To avoid putting excess strain on the pins, it is often best to store hoop earrings flat in their original box or on a piece of soft material in a drawer. Alternatively, a ring holder tray can make an excellent hoop earring storage solution, particularly for thinner styles without additional embellishments or jewels.