If you’re anything like me, you will have lots of singletons in your jewellery box. I lost a beautiful enamelled earring, the very first time I wore them – they were a present from my sister – I spent hours retracing my steps in the hope that I would find it, to no avail.
Wearing a mask seems to exacerbate the problem. Wrapping elastic around the ear when you have a butterfly back on an earring is a recipe for disaster.
I always seem to get the elastic tangled around the fixing and inevitably pull the back away from the earring.
But I am very confident that losing earrings will be a thing of the past now that I have discovered a simple solution in LOX Secure earring backs. They were invented by a medical engineer when his wife lost one of a precious pair of earrings. He designed these little clips that slide over the post in place of the normal butterfly clip, but they won’t come off until they are released by squeezing the mechanism together. If you try to pull the LOX off, it simply grips harder.
They come in packs of 2 pairs in gold or silver tone and cost about £10 per pack, which is a small price to pay for peace of mind that you’re not going to lose a precious earring.
You will find LOX in Precious Pearls in Mumbles, 5A Chapel Street, SA3 4NH Tel: 07808943331