Post earrings have a straight post at the back that goes through the ear and need earring backs (like a nut) to keep them from falling off. This style is easy to wear and can complement both professional attire and casual outfits. These earrings are also worn after one gets his / her ears pierced as they are simple and go straight through the earlobe, allowing the new hole to heal properly. Post earrings are also called stud earrings and these earrings do not generally extend below the earlobe. However, some post earrings they are simple and go straight through the earlobe, allowing the new hole to heal properly. Stud earrings might also be referred to as “beginner earrings,” but these will typically be very small and will not go below the earlobe. Usually getting one’s ears pierced entitles one to a free pair of post earrings.
The most common of all the post or stud earrings that are available in the market feature a simple small gold or silver ball (plain or textured) at one end of the earring. It may also feature a gemstone, diamond or a birthstone. These earrings are usually made in silver, gold or surgical steel as these metals are least infectious and lest irritating. These metals do not cause any allergic reactions. The other imitation materials may cause infections, allergies and irritation. If you find any infection developing, immediately switch to a metal that suits your skin. Also be sure to clean the earrings regularly, and follow any directions following the ear piercing.