What To Do If Earring Posts Are Too Thick?

What To Do If Earring Posts Are Too Thick?

Welcome back to another exciting edition of the Luvari blog. Today, we're exploring an issue that some of us might have faced but often overlooked - what to do if earring posts are too thick. Understanding this is crucial, not just for your comfort, but also for the health of your ear piercings.

Understanding Earring Posts

 Earring Post

So what exactly are earring posts? They are the part of the earring that goes directly into your pierced earlobe. There are various types of earring posts - butterfly, threaded, or even hook posts, to name a few. They can be made from a variety of materials, from precious metals like gold and silver to medical-grade materials like titanium or surgical steel.

One term you might have come across while shopping for earrings on Luvari is "gauge". This refers to the thickness of the earring post. Now, this is important! Let's find out why.

Why Earring Post Thickness Matters

 Earring Post Thickness Matters

The thickness of your earring post has a direct impact on the health of your piercing. Wearing earrings that are too thick for your ear can cause discomfort and even lead to issues like irritation or infection. We at Luvari believe in prioritizing your health and comfort as much as adorning you with beautiful jewelry.

Signs Your Earring Posts Are Too Thick

So how do you know if your earring posts are too thick? Look out for these signs:

  • You experience discomfort or pain when wearing your earrings.
  • You find it difficult to insert or remove your earrings.
  • There's swelling redness, or other signs of irritation around your piercing.

Remember, your earrings should feel like a joy to wear, not a chore!

What to Do If Your Earring Posts Are Too Thick

If you're finding that your earring posts are too thick, don't worry! We've got you covered:

  • Safely remove the earrings and allow your ear to heal: If your ear is irritated, it's crucial to remove the earrings and give your ear some time to recover.
  • Seek professional help if necessary: If there's severe pain or persistent irritation, you should seek advice from a healthcare professional.
  • Consider thinner posts: At Luvari, every piece is customizable, so you can choose the right thickness that suits your comfort.
  • Explore alternatives: You don't have to stick to traditional earrings. We offer a range of clip-ons, magnets, and cuffs that provide the elegance of earrings without the need for a piercing!

Tips for Maintaining Healthy Ear Piercings

Tips for Maintaining Healthy Ear Piercings

Taking care of your piercings is just as important as picking out the perfect piece of jewelry. Here are some handy tips:

  • Regularly clean your piercings to avoid infections.
  • Choose hypoallergenic jewelry to prevent allergic reactions.
  • Take a break from wearing earrings if your ears feel sore or irritated.


Wearing jewelry should always be a pleasure, and we at Luvari are here to ensure just that! From providing high-quality, customizable jewelry at fair prices to sharing helpful tips through our blog, we're your one-stop solution for all your jewelry needs. If you have concerns about earring post thickness, don't hesitate to reach out to our Luvari Jewelry Concierge team. They're here to guide you every step of the way.

Remember, your comfort, health, and satisfaction are as important to us as providing you with stunning pieces of jewelry. Don't forget, you can make an appointment or contact us for personalized assistance. We're just a click away!

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