Enchanting earrings that are so very eye-catching! From the bottom of each gold-tone earring dangles an enamel eye design accented with iridescent glass stones. Five brown acrylic beads swish and sway beneath each eye design for added movement. Adjust this striking pair to any length along the 4” threader chain to find a style that works for you!
Earring Back Types
Butterfly Back: A double looped piece resembling a butterfly that fits over a post. Variations on this design are called push back clasps. The basic post and butterfly back are usually used for stud earrings and lighter weight drop earrings.
Hinged Snap Backs: This clasp features a hinged post that snaps into a groove on the back of the earring. It is commonly found on hoops. Sometimes the hinged post is curved to provide more room to fit around the ear, sometimes called a saddleback.
Hook Backs: This earring backing is simply a long, bent post that fits through the piercing. Hooks have several variations, most notably the shepherd's hook and the French hook. While thin wire hooks reduce the weight of long earrings, making them more comfortable, they aren't as secure as other clasp styles.
Lever Back: A hinged lever snaps shut against the curved post to form a closed loop around the ear lobe. This clasp is very secure and good for large or medium sized styles that drop just below the ear.
Omega: Also called French clips, this clasp has a straight post and a looped lever. The hinged lever closes around the post and is held against the ear with pressure. The omega clasp is the most secure clasp, especially for the larger, heavier earrings.
Screw back: This backing is a slight variation of the standard post and butterfly nut back. Instead of pushing on the back, the nut twists onto the threaded post. A screw back post design is often preferred for expensive diamond stud earrings that require increased security.
Created or Simulated Gemstones: How are created or simulated gemstones different from natural gemstones? Natural gems are created by the forces of nature and must be discovered, usually by digging in the ground or sifting through a riverbed. When these stones are created in a laboratory, they are called created, simulated or synthetic gemstones.
The purpose of creating gemstones in a laboratory isn’t necessarily to reduce the cost, but also to produce larger, more perfectly consistent stones. Created or simulated gems can be made of any material. Synthetic gems, however, share virtually all chemical, optical and physical characteristics of their natural mineral counterparts.
Austrian Crystals: These are known for their excellent reflective quality and prismatic brilliance. This man-made crystal is created using natural minerals and quartz sand, which are then heated and slowly cooled using a process similar to that of creating hand-blown glass. This process creates an end product that can be fashioned into a beautiful crystal.
A special machine is used to create a highly faceted crystal. The crystals are cut in various directions, which allows for excellent light refraction, exceptional brilliance and unsurpassed color quality at an affordable price.
Today Swarovski® is one of the largest suppliers of high-end crystals. In the late 1800s, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine to cut crystal with extreme precision. He patented his technique and to this day, only select Swarovski family members and employees have unrestricted access to the production facility that creates these crystals. They are used to decorate everything from stilettos and sculptures, to chandeliers, jewelry and clothing.
About the Collection
Go for the bold with Betsey Johnson Jewelry - fashion jewelry and watches from one of the most famous designers in the industry.
Known for her exuberant, embellished and over the top style, Betsey Johnson has been rocking the fashion industry with her unique and original designs since the 1960's. With Betsey's unstoppable success in the industry, she began incorporating fashion jewelry and watches into her brand in 2006.
With her iconic style inspired by her fun and playful personality, Betsey’s fashion jewelry and watch collections are truly one-of-a-kind. Highly detailed, whimsical and colorful, her enthusiasm, creativity and boundless talent come through in each head-turning piece she creates.
Step into the spotlight with the bodacious and bold designs of Betsey Johnson.
About the Guest
Betsey was born in Connecticut and spent her childhood in dance classes. Her aspirations to be a dancer and her love for costumes laid the foundation for Betsey's creativity and inspiration, which is evident in her designs today.
In 1964, Betsey entered the New York fashion scene by winning Mademoiselle magazine’s "Guest Editor Contest.” One year later, she landed the top designer position for Paraphernalia, a clothing boutique that, at the time, housed the hottest young London designers.
Betsey’s trademark look began its foundation here - hippie-inspired, flowing fabrics, sexy silhouettes, whimsical detailing and most importantly, a fabulous fit. Betsey Johnson, both the woman and label, is constantly pushing the fashion envelope. As one journalist recently quoted, "If Betsey Johnson didn’t exist, we would have to invent her, simply to remind ourselves that fashion can be fun." She's the original wild child and set to paint the town pink!