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Another pair of lovely hoop earrings is always welcome in your collection! These gold-tone lovelies have hinged clasp backs for a secure fit, allow you to add them to your outfit - whether you're dressed to the nines or just stepping out in your favorite jeans.

Earring Details

  • Metal: Alloy with gold-tone color plating
  • Measurements: 1-5/16"L x 7/16"W x 1-5/16"H
  • Backing: Hinged clasp
  • Collection: Catherine Malandrino
  • Country of Origin: China
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Earring Back Types


The backing is an important part of an earring, providing a secure closure and comfortable fit. Keep in mind, some earring styles work better with certain back types. Experiment with the different types to find the best fit for you!

Butterfly Back: A double looped piece resembling a butterfly that fits over a post. Variations on this design are called push back clasps. The basic post and butterfly back are usually used for stud earrings and lighter weight drop earrings.

Hinged Snap Backs: This clasp features a hinged post that snaps into a groove on the back of the earring. It is commonly found on hoops. Sometimes the hinged post is curved to provide more room to fit around the ear, sometimes called a saddleback.

Hook Backs: This earring backing is simply a long, bent post that fits through the piercing. Hooks have several variations, most notably the shepherd's hook and the French hook. While thin wire hooks reduce the weight of long earrings, making them more comfortable, they aren't as secure as other clasp styles.

Lever Back: A hinged lever snaps shut against the curved post to form a closed loop around the ear lobe. This clasp is very secure and good for large or medium sized styles that drop just below the ear.

Omega: Also called French clips, this clasp has a straight post and a looped lever. The hinged lever closes around the post and is held against the ear with pressure. The omega clasp is the most secure clasp, especially for the larger, heavier earrings.

Screw back: This backing is a slight variation of the standard post and butterfly nut back. Instead of pushing on the back, the nut twists onto the threaded post. A screw back post design is often preferred for expensive diamond stud earrings that require increased security.

About the Collection

Catherine Malandrino jewelry combines the welcome familiarity of traditional and the unexpectedness of the new. The famed designer became a face embodying femininity and strength, and her styles draw inspiration from Paris, Provence and New York. Each Catherine Malandrino piece offers high-end, high fashion looks at an affordable price. Her style is celebrated by women all over the world.  

Catherine Malandrino
Altogether traditional & unexpectedly fresh