Choosing the Perfect Earring Backing

Choosing the Perfect Earring Backing

At Shemisli, we understand that comfort and security are paramount when it comes to your earrings. That's why we offer a range of backing options to suit your preferences and needs. Whether you're looking for ease of use, maximum security, or hypoallergenic materials, we've got you covered. Let's take a closer look at each type of earring backing we offer and how they can enhance your earring-wearing experience.

Screwball end backs

  • For those seeking maximum security, our screwball back backings offer unparalleled peace of mind. 
  • Screwball end backs are designed to screw onto a threaded post, allowing you to screw all the way to the end that prevents catching on hair. The gap between the skin and the ball end ensures that hair easily slips out, minimizing any snagging or discomfort.
  • Perfect for earrings you want to keep on all the time, screw backs provide a secure fit that won't budge, giving you confidence throughout the day.

Flatbacks push pin 

  • Flatbacks aren't just for lobes – they're suitable for a variety of piercings and can be used on helix, tragus, conch piercings on the ears as well as nose studs and lip studs. 
  • The post of the flatback goes completely inside the backing, sitting comfortably against your skin. 
  • Made only surgical steel to avoid sensitivity, flatbacks come in four different sizes so you can choose what works best for you. 
  • The slightly bent post ensures a secure fit, and if the backing becomes loose over time, a gentle adjustment can tighten it up for continued comfort.

Butterfly Backings/ Push Backing

  • The post butterfly backing looks exactly how it sounds: like a butterfly's wings!
  • This is the most common type of earring back. It's a simple disc that slides onto the post, and the loops around the back keep the post from sliding, helping it fit snugly to the ear.
  • That is if you have high-quality earrings and fastenings that won't bend out of shape over time. The structure of the butterfly means that just enough pressure is applied to hold it snug in place close to your ear.

Silicone Backings

  • Hypoallergenic and Comfortable: Made from clear, soft silicone, perfect for sensitive skin.
  • Secure Fit: The flexible plastic grips the earring post firmly, ensuring your earrings stay in place.
  • Easy to Use: Simple to put on and take off, providing a reliable and comfortable option for everyday wear.


With our range of earring backings, you can choose the perfect option to suit your style and needs. Whether you prioritize ease of use, maximum security, or hypoallergenic materials, we have a backing that's right for you. Elevate your earring-wearing experience with Shemisli's quality and comfort-focused designs.


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