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Hi everyone! I am new to this forum. I am 31 years old and live in Cleveland, Ohio. I found this forum when I was trying to do some research about the types of posts that can be used in diamond earrings. My loving husband bought me a pair of earrings, each stone being 1/2 carat. The posts are threaded like screws to keep them from being lost. I would like to know if there is another type of post that works as well as these but doesn't have threads, as I can't seem to get them on my ears without a good deal of pain, and then swelling resulting from the scraping and irritation. They really leave my earlobes unfit to wearing earrings for about a week after I put them on. The posts and setting is 18k gold, so it is not a problem involving a base metal irritation. I appreviate any input as I can't seem to find any real info on the web.

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Hi Mince, and welcome to DT!

With stud earrings there are basically 2 things to consider - the "basket" (what the stone sits in) and the post / back assembly it is attached to.

If the screw backs aren't working for you, then I'd consider either a heavy pushback or what is known as a LaPoussette or tension back. The LaPousette has a squeeze mechanism that allows it to attach more securely to the post itself, as I am told.

However, as with anything, people are etitiled to opinions - and others have said that the squeeze mechanism is awkward and that heavy, well constructed push backs are just as secure and easier to operate. The tension / LaPousettes are also more expensive.

Another thing to consider if you are thinking of a remount is the "droop factor" (obviously more of a problem with bigger, heavier stones) - 4 or 6 prong baskets that hold the stone away from the ear tend to droop. A newer hot option right now is the 3-prong martini setting - just like it sounds, the setting looks like a martini glass, with the stone resting deeper into the ear itself with little to no drooping, but the construction still allows for great light performance from the stones.

This is a pic of the 3-prong martini from Barry's site (Excel Diamonds) -

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I don't recomend La Pousette either

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Thanks for the advice everyone! I will look into friction posts, they sound like a feasible alternative to the screws.

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