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Earring back materials

EducationEarring back materials

Earrings and earring backs are made from many materials, including metal, plastic, glass, wood. Learn which materials and backs will best support your earrings.

Gold backs

Always a classic choice for any style of jewelry, earrings and earring backs. Gold has historically been used throughout world history. Learn more about the gold and gold alloys used in the jewelry industry today.

Silver backs

Fashionable silver is an ideal and affordable choice. Although not always the most durable material, Sterling silver is widely used in the jewelry industry. Learn more about silver and sterling silver alloys used in the jewelry industry today.

Stainless-Steel backs

Stainless steel or Surgical steels, the informal name, refers to a specific grades of stainless steel used in biomedical applications, with the most common being 316L and 440 or 420 stainless steel. Learn more why surgical steel may be your best choice when it comes to earring backs.