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Screw back earrings
I don't often shop with TJC, but I recently bought two pairs of absolutely beautiful 9k white gold diamond earrings from them. They have screw backs, which I like in many ways because they are secure and make the earrings fit snugly; but unfortunately I've found that the screw thread scratches my piercing holes when insert them, and makes my ears a bit sore.
Has anyone else had this problem, and if so did you find a solution? I'm thinking of wearing some earrings with slightly thicker posts the day before, to stretch the holes a bit. (You'd think that after 30+ years of wearring earrings every day they'd have stretched anyway, but obviously not!)
I can't wear them at all. They gave me painful lumps all around the back of my ears, I couldn't even lie on them. The doctor had to give me antibiotics and told me I was allergic to platinum lol, didn't want to argue, it was later a jeweller told me it was the screws.
Well I am determined to persist! If the worst comes to the worst I could just file down the screw threads and put ordinary backs on, but that would be a pity.
My earrings are Iliana 0.50ct platinum studs. I've had them a good few years. My intention was to put them in and never take them out but that lasted a week. I would be worried if they weren't screwed on.
If you find a solution let me know.
What I don't understand is the part of the post that stays in my ear is at the top where there is no screw, so its smooth and as I leave them in why do they infect my ears with lots of pea size painful lumps? I don't pull them in and out so once they are in the screw doesn't even touch my ear.
Its bugging me know as I'd love to wear them.
I have posted this before but I had this problem a while back with a pair of Iliana snowflake earings. I couldn't wait to wear them but the first time I found it quite a job to get them through my ear and then couldn't take them off. After a real struggle trying to screw them out, I had to grit my teeth and yank, which wasn't very pleasant.
I had no problem when I complained to TJC and they replaced the posts with normal ones, nice and long so I feel confident I won't lose them.
I had previously bought a pair of studs with screw fittings and these give me no problem at all.
I've had a few pairs of earrings from TJC where the posts have been either too thick to wear or painful to wear. I have to say that where this has been the case I've never had a problem with returning them. I have either had a refund or they have resolved the problem.
I've tried wearing heavier earrings for a while hoping it would stretch the holes a bit, but it doesn't work I'm afraid.
I just don't like them because with long nails they are too bloody fiddly. I did buy a pair of platinum studs from TJC a few years back and the lovely Miles arranged to have them converted to ordinary post and butterfly fittings at a very reasonable cost. He was a real sweetie and I often wonder how he is.
Thanks - it's very useful to know that, if the screws continue to drive me crazy, I can get TJC to change the posts.
What's really puzzling me is that I have another pair of earrings with screw-back posts, vermeil garnet earrings that I bought in Prague, and I've never had any problem with them! Maybe the posts are thinner or something; I'll have the check.
I think I may have found the solution: Vaseline! I'll try wearing them for a day and then report back...
Interesting! Yes let us know how it goes.
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