4 Reasons Never To Buy Cheap Earrings

Posted on 01 January 2021

Earrings are the simplest, yet most efficient way to pull an outfit together. With the right pair, you can easily make your entire look, and get that sense of confidence that comes from being well-dressed. Depending on what you’re going for, you can choose to use studs, hoops, dangling stones, statement chandeliers – earrings are not just accessories, after all, but a reflection of who you are. But what you should never do is buy cheap earrings.

Four Reasons Why You Should Never Buy Cheap Earrings

It's better to invest in 'fewer', yet good quality, earrings, Buying cheap earrings is merely throwing money away, because these earrings don't really last, and you'll end up paying more in the long run.

It’s perfectly fine not to want to spend too much every time you buy accessories – you may be buying earrings simply to match an outfit or for just one occasion, thinking that you won’t use them again. Trust me when I say it’s better to invest in fewer yet quality pairs, instead of frittering money away every time on one-use earrings. Here are a few sound reasons why.

1. The Earring Posts and Locks Don't Fit

Cheap earrings tend to have certain characteristics that you'll end up hating. The threading might be off on the earring posts or the earring locks are too loose, so you end up losing them. Imagine that you're wearing imitation silver earrings to a job interview, only to find out that somehow you've lost one of them because the earring lock came off when you tucked your hair back.

2. There May be Rough Edges or Extra Bits of Metal

Cheap earrings are mass-produced, with no attention to detail. This means earring posts may have some rough bits on them. This is never a good thing, because these little bits and pieces may cause injury when you’re putting the earrings on. Sharp, rough edges can also ruin clothes, like if they happen to catch on your shirt.

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3. The Earrings Quickly Get Ruined

Earrings that are made of dubious materials are easily damaged. They can rust or oxidize in just a few weeks and the earring hooks can break off easily. Leave a pair of cheap earrings out in the open for a while, and they'll be nearly unwearable. If the earrings have details such as beads or gems, they're most likely held together by glue, which means they're likely to come off in no time. You'll be merely throwing money away, because these earrings don't really last, and you'll end up paying more in the long run.

4. Cheap Metal Used in Earrings Can Cause Skin Irritation, Allergies, Infections and Other Health Hazards

Cheap metals are not good for any kind of jewelry, especially earrings, as these come in direct contact with your skin. Non-surgical grade earrings have been known to cause bad skin reactions, even in people who have had no history of allergies. It's worse if you're sensitive to metal, as your earlobes may get inflamed, irritated, swollen and in the worst cases, wounded and infected. If you have any sort of allergy, it's best to buy earrings that are of good quality and made from precious metals such as gold or silver.

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Once your earlobes get infected it may take six to eight weeks to heal. Cartilage piercings, which take place on the harder part of your ear, generally take longer to heal and can be more prone to infection.

Take note that when you wear earrings, you put them through your earlobes, not just on your ear. Aside from causing skin irritations, some metals used to make cheap jewelry contain things like high concentrations of nickel, which can cause a severe reaction. There's also the fact that you don't know where the earrings were made, so they may contain other poisonous or harmful substances. This may lead to dangerous health risks, even if earrings don't look particularly threatening.

When buying cheap earrings, you may be paying less, but you'll also be getting less. Good earrings don't necessarily have to be incredibly expensive. There are many reasonably-priced earrings that are made of precious metals that are guaranteed to keep you looking attractive and in good condition as you wear them again and again.


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  • Stela: August 30, 2018

    Hi Natalie, always make sure that the earrings are made out of precious metals such as silver and gold. Be aware of earrings that are gold plated but the base is not silver. The gold plating wears off eventually and all you are left off with is brass or similar cheap material. Boccai gold plated earrings have all sterling silver base and they won’t cause any irritation.

  • Natalie: August 30, 2018

    Which are the best earrings to buy that won’t cause an irritation to the ear ?

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