How to Adjust Huggie Earring Posts

Huggie earrings, are a popular type of jewelry that are small hoops that hug the earlobe, as the name suggests. They are often confused with traditional hoops or ear cuffs, but they have a different style and mechanism. Huggie earrings have a post that snaps into a notch on the back of the earring, creating a secure and seamless closure. However, sometimes the post may not align properly with the notch, causing the earring to be loose or fall off. In this article, we will show you how to adjust huggie earring posts so that they fit snugly and comfortably on your ears.
Huggie earrings are also known as:

  • Huggers
  • Huggy hoops
  • Snug hoops
  • Snap hoops
  • Clicker hoops

Steps to Adjust Your Huggie Posts
If your huggie earrings are too loose or too tight, you can try to adjust them by following these steps:

  1. Pull out a pair of needle-nose pliers. You will need these to bend the post slightly without damaging it.
  2. Note where your huggie post is notched. This tells you which direction it will lock into the back of the earring.
  3. Slowly close your huggie in front of you, and see if the notch is too low or too high to come in contact with the back of the earring. If it is too low, it means the post is too long and needs to be shortened. If it is too high, it means the post is too short and needs to be lengthened.
  4. To shorten the post, use the pliers to gently bend the tip of the post upwards, away from the notch. To lengthen the post, use the pliers to gently bend the tip of the post downwards, towards the notch. Be careful not to bend it too much or too abruptly, as this may break or weaken the post.
  5. Test your adjustment by closing your huggie again and seeing if it snaps securely. If not, repeat steps 3 and 4 until you achieve a snug fit. If you overbend your post, you can try to bend it back to its original position with the pliers.
  6. Repeat these steps for your other huggie earring if needed.

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