Are flat screw-back earrings a safe option for all ages?

Hi! Welcome to our first blog post (big deal, we know!). Each week we'll try to make a new post discussing common questions, myths and just good information to have about our earrings, why they are such high-quality and why they are the best option for all ages.

First we're going to chat about our most popular back option; the flat screw-back...

Flat screw-back earrings are a popular choice and for good reason. When it comes to jewelry, safety is always a top priority. In this blog post, we will discuss the safety of flat screw-back earrings, how they compare to other types of earrings, and how to ensure you are wearing them safely.

What are flat screw-back earrings?

Flat screw-back earrings are a type of earring that is secured to the earlobe using a flat screw that is threaded onto the post. The screw-back design is a popular choice because it is easy to use, comfortable to wear, and offers a secure fit. The flat design of the earring backing also reduces the risk of the earring becoming caught on clothing or hair..

Are flat screw-back earrings safe to wear?

Yes, flat screw-back earrings are considered safe for all ages because they are designed with safety in mind. Unlike other types of earrings that have a post with a butterfly or friction back, flat screw-back earrings have a flat, screw-on back that screws onto the earring post and won't poke the back of the head. This screw-back design ensures that the earring stays securely in place and reduces the risk of the earring falling out and getting lost or swallowed (and nobody wants that). Additionally, the flat back of the earring reduces the risk of the earring being caught on clothing or hair, which can cause discomfort or injury.

Overall, flat screw-back earrings are a safe and practical choice for people of all ages who want to wear earrings without worrying about potential safety issues.

How do flat screw-back earrings compare to other types of earrings?

There are several types of earrings available, each with their own pros and cons when it comes to safety. Here is a comparison of flat screw-back earrings to other popular types of earrings:

Flat screw-back earrings vs. butterfly-back earrings: Butterfly-back earrings are secured to the earlobe using a small metal backing that is shaped like a butterfly. While they are easy to use, they can become loose over time, resulting in lots of lost earrings. There's also a risk of the back becomming embedded in the earlobe causing infection. Additionally, butterfly-back earrings have a pointed end that can be uncomfortable to wear and can poke the wearer's neck or head. With flat screw-back earrings you won't have anymore poked ears.

Flat screw-back earrings vs. friction-back earrings: Friction-back earrings are similar to butterfly-back earrings but have a smooth back instead of a pointed end. While they are more comfortable to wear than butterfly-back earrings, they can still come loose and are not as secure as screw-back earrings.

Flat screw-back earrings vs. threadless push pin earrings: Threadless push pin earrings have a straight post that goes through the earlobe and a small, removable top that is held in place by tension between the post and the top. The tension between the post and the top can loosen over time, which can cause the earring to fall out or become lost.

Overall, flat screw-back earrings offer a secure and comfortable fit, making them the most safe and popular choice.

How to ensure you are wearing the flat screw-back earrings safely..

Keep your earrings clean: Clean your earrings regularly using a mild soap and warm water to remove any dirt or bacteria that may have accumulated on them.

Check the tightness of the screw-back: Check the tightness of the screw-back regularly to ensure it is secure. If it becomes loose, tighten it immediately to prevent the earring from becoming loose.

Put on straight: Make sure the flat back is being screwed on straight and not crooked ensuring it's threaded on correctly.

I hope this post was helpful and educational on why flat screw-back earrings are so great and an awesome option for children and adults. If you have any questions or would like to chat send a message our way to

XO, Brit