I am writing to you today, my darlings, to tell you about something that will change your jewelry-wearing life: the world’s most perfect earring back.
I know that an earring back may not sound life changing, but hear me out. Chrysmela is precision engineered using the technology found in smartphones and high end watches to LOCK onto the post of your earrings. The earring back’s micro ball bearings act as a safety net that will grab onto the post of your earring and refuse to let it fall out: it can withstand up to 17 lbs of pressure.
Do you remember the first time you lost an earring? I do: the earrings were bright green flowers with purple centers, a pair that I’d bought for myself at The Limited Too with my own money. It fell out of my ear when I was running down the street to catch the ice cream trunk. I never found it. I was devastated.
Chrysmela’s guiding principle is “Fashion Freedom: the ability to wear your good earrings whenever you want, without fear that you’ll lose them. I am all about this. Jewelry is to be enjoyed, and I’m a big fan of anything that it makes it easier to do that safely and successfully. In our post-COVID world, many of us are pulling mask straps on and off of our ears several times a day: a risky activity when you’re wearing earrings that could easily be caught and yanked out of place.
The mechanism is made of hypoallergenic surgical steel and comes housed in gold or platinum. This is a seriously well made product.
I was a little worried the first time I tried the Chrysmela catch that it would be hard to navigate the locking mechanism while the earring backs were on my ears, but it’s easy. You just have to twist the backs in a particular way and they release. I recommend practicing a few times in your hand before you actually put Chrysmela on an earring that’s in your ear, but once you get the hang of it, it’s easy peasy.
Earring security is the main point of Chrysmela, but it also has another feature with a more immediate effect: because the Chrysmela catch locks onto the back of your earring, it can actually support them against your ear lobe in a way that keeps the earring from drooping forward. Earrings that droop are a huge pet peeve of mine. This works best with the Chrysmela Extra, which has a silicone disc for extra support.
I hate when I put on a spectacular earring and then look in the mirror to see it leaning flaccidly forward. I’ve tried a number of things to try to fix it, including little foam discs and stickers that you put behind your ear, and none of those solutions worked particularly well. But this truly fixes it.
It’s worth mentioning that the Chrysmela catch was invented by a woman and is a women-run brand. You know I love that.
Chrysmela was kind enough to send me their product to try out for free, but this isn’t a sponsored post. I’m legitimately obsessed with this earring back. I move mine from pair to pair to pair of earrings so that they can always be on my ears. I’ve given a pair to my mom. I’ve given a pair to my sister. I love them wholeheartedly and I bet you would love them too.
You can buy the Chrysmela Catch on the Chrysmela website or through Amazon.
All photos c/o Chrysmela. Chrysmela was kind enough to gift me a pair of their earring backs to try, but my opinion remains my own. This post contains an affiliate link.
Deborah Godfrey says
Where can I purchase these earring backs.
Aren’t they wonderful? You can buy them from the Chrysmela website (https://chrysme.la) or through Amazon.
Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
i’m really excited about these. it may seem trivial, but i loathe the ‘drooping earring syndrome’… and i have slightly larger-bore holes than normal because i wear a lot of indian and antique earrings, which tend to have thicker posts than most modern western ones do. because of this, i have to slip a post backing onto any non-locking hook style earrings to be sure they won’t fall out. but my earlobes are also on the thin side, so this chrysmela concept looks really appealing to me.
off to their website…
YES it makes such a big difference!!! It makes me so sad when gorgeous earrings droop – it really dampens the visual effect. I’ve spent years trying to find a good solution and this is really is the answer.
I’m so glad this resonated with you and I hope it works as well for you as it does for me!
S. Shone says
I have two pairs of these. Game changers for sure! I rotate them in and out of my earring lineup every day. I do not wear anything of value without making sure these are the earring backs that are in place.
Yes!! I feel exactly the same way. I’m so glad that you’ve discovered these fantastic earrings backs too and that you’re loving them as much as I do.
Mayumi Ishii, The Chrysmela Chief says
Becky, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It means a lot to us – the hard working all women Team Chrysmela – that the expert of all facets of jewelry industry like yourself knows and shares the value of Chrysmela and our love for Fashion Freedom.
It was absolutely my pleasure!! I’m a genuine fan of your product and I hope more jewelry lovers are able to discover that the perfect answer to their earrings problems already exists. Thank you for creating something so fantastic!