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Clip on Pearl Earring

The Clip on Pearl Earring is actually a relatively recent innovation, for whilst women have been wearing earrings for at least 4,500 years it was less than 100 years ago that the Clip-on Earring was invented.

Ear piercing is one of the oldest forms of body art, and archaeologists discovered earrings dating back to 2,600 BC in Ur, which is in modern Iraq. Not only women but also men adorned their ears with precious metals and gemstones.

Earrings for pierced ears can be seen in European art from the 1600s onwards, however by the Victorian age attitudes changed and upper class women started to view piercing as self-mutilation and uncivilised, leading to a decline in piercing. By the 1920s hair fashions changed, and the bob became popular making the ears much more visible and a target for adornment, but what to do if piercing was deemed uncivilised? The answer came in the form of the ‘screw back’ earring, and the popularity of earring wearing rose again. In the 1930s the Clip-on Earring in its modern form, with a paddle back, was invented and Pearl Clip-on Earrings, as well as other gemstones, rose in popularity, with the Clip-on Earring design being more comfortable to wear than screw-back mechanisms.

For 40 years through to the 1970s the Clip-on Earring remained the dominant form of earring. However social norms changed, and piercing gained a rebellious prominence with the youth and its stigma declined; the popularity of Stud Earrings and Hook Earrings was on the rise.

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Coin Pearl Clip on Earrings

Nearly 90 years after its invention the Clip on Pearl Earring remains a fashionable jewellery option for women who do not want to pierce their ears, and as we have shown fashion can be fickle. Who is to say whether body piercing will go out of fashion, as it did in Victorian times, with Clip-on Earrings once again dominating the market?

Clip-on Pearl Earrings

Clip-on Pearl Earrings

Clip-on Pearl Earring designs favour a larger pearl, the clip-on earring mechanism is too large to work well with a small pearl.

Mabe Pearl Clip on Earrings

Mabe Pearl Clip on Earrings

Our largest Clip on Pearl Earrings feature a stunning 16mm Mabe Shell Pearl.

Clip-on Pearl Earrings

Clip-on Pearl Earrings 9mm

Whilst our smallest Pearl Clip on Earrings are available with either a white or black 9mm pearl.

Our beautiful Pearl Cluster Clip on Earrings reflect a style for large bold earrings that gained popularity through the 1930s 40s and 50s and has bounced back in the 2020s.

Clip on Pearl Earrings

Clip on Cluster Pearl Earrings

All of our Clip-on Earrings are solid sterling silver, to minimise the risk of any allergic reaction. In addition, all of our Pearl Earrings are supplied gift boxed, with fast free delivery in the UK. Check out our comprehensive range of Clip-on Earrings in our online store.


Christmas Gifts For Her – Pearl Earrings

December is passing quickly and last posting dates are getting closer, so it’s time to focus on Xmas Gift Ideas / Christmas Gifts For Her, and finishing off your online shopping. Pearl Earrings are a timeless gift of classic elegance, but how to choose? We can help, and below we’ve listed a few key criteria to help you select:

Christmas Gifts For Her


This is going to determine the material and the size of pearl. Gold is a much more expensive metal than silver, but Gold Pearl Earrings are still affordable.

Pearl Earrings

These stylish 9ct Gold Pearl Earrings with 4mm round pearls are available gift boxed for just £29.95.

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Alternatively for a slightly higher budget these beautiful 6mm round cultured pearls on 9ct gold are just £49.95, again gift boxed

Size –

The cost of pearls and pearl earrings rises with the size of pearl, the size of pearl being related to how long the mollusc has cultured the pearl. Our visual size guide below gives an indication of how various sizes or pearl look when worn.

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Fitting –

Finally we should consider the fitting and obviously does the recipient of the gift have pierced ears? If not we’ve stylish Clip On Pearl Earrings in a range of colours

Clip On Pearl Earrings

These large 10mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl Earrings are a beautiful gift and just £24.95, gift boxed.

Leverback Earrings, also known as German Wire, are a secure fitting that reduces the chance of losing your precious Xmas Gift.

Leverback Pearl Earrings

These Sterling Silver Leverback Earrings with 6 mm Oval Pearls are just £19.95, gift boxed.

Having worked out the basic parameters for selecting the ideal Christmas Gift For Her then turn your attention to design, and we’ve a range of stylish designer jewellery items.

Pearl Earrings

Stunning Silver Sunflowers and elegant white pearls, just £19.95, gift boxed

Pearl Earrings

Silver Spun Wire Baskets encase a 5mm Cultured Pearl, just £19.95, gift boxed

These are just a few of the beautiful designs available to create the perfect Christmas Gift For Her. Visit our Pearl Jewellery Online store to view the full range, or call us on 0800 699 0119.

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