Ear care for diamond earrings

Ear care for diamond earrings

Whether you’ve just had your ears pierced or you’re simply looking for ear care tips, it’s important to take care of both your ears and your jewellery – ensuring you can wear your stunning diamond earrings care-free. So, what should you be doing to ensure you’re protecting your ears as well as the earrings you’re wearing?

How to take care of my diamond earrings

Taking care of your earrings is just as important as taking care of your ears themselves – especially when they’ve just been pierced. The main things you need to be mindful of for earring maintenance are:

  • Cleaning them – rule 101 of earring care – ensuring they are cleaned properly. Cleaning your earrings can help to prolong the life of the earring, keep them sparkly and gleaming and prevent bacteria build up – which can cause your ears to smell (more on this later!). Read our top tips on how to clean your earrings at home – including how to disinfect earrings which are inside the ear.
  • Storing them – having jewellery boxes or jewellery stands is an essential part of earring care. Tucking your earrings away neatly and safely will ensure that there is no dust build up, they are less likely to be lost or misplaced and they stay as clean as possible in between wears.
  • Repairing them – sometimes, diamond earrings may experience a bit of wear and tear. It might be that they’ve been dropped, or the earring back has been misplaced. As soon as you notice anything less than perfect, go to your local jeweller and have them replace or repair the component of the earring in question.

How to take out earrings safely

  • Step 1: make sure you wash your hands before you touch your earrings, especially if they’ve recently been pierced. This will reduce the chance of any dirt or bacteria making their way onto your earrings or into your piercing.
  • Step 2: locate the clasp, earring back or butterfly clasp on the back of earring. This will typically vary from earring to earring, but feel it with your fingers first to understand the best way to remove it.
  • Step 3: once the earring back is removed, you can gradually slide the earring out of the hole. If there is any resistance or it feels stiff, slowly twist your earring in circles to loosen up the hole and ease the earring out.
  • Step 4: place your earrings in a safe place, such as a jewellery box or an earring stand.

Why do my earrings smell?

Generally, if you can smell an unusual smell from your earrings, that indicates that there is an infection from your earrings. This can be caused as your skin secretes a natural oil called sebum which can then combine with the dead skin cells in your piercings, and create a build-up – which is a hot-bed for bacteria.

Disinfecting your earrings both when they’re out of your ear and when you’re wearing them is vital to reduce the bacterial infection. Read our guide on how to disinfect earrings inside the ear for more tips!

What are sleeper earrings?

Typically, sleeper earrings are the first pair of earrings you’ll wear after a new piercing. They’re designed to be the most comfortable earring to wear at night – allowing you the best night’s sleep while the piercing heals. Often, these types of earrings are small and lightweight. They can also be known as starter earrings.

Once your piercing has healed, you will naturally want to branch out to try a range of earring styles – including hooped earringsjourney earrings or simple studs. Browse through our wide range of diamond earrings to find the perfect style for you.

For more information about earring care or our selection of diamond earrings, visit us in store at our Hatton Garden showroom.