What should this little plastic part on the back do?
Jewel, ear hole, plug - actually can not go much wrong? Oh yes, proves now a Twitter post that is currently viral. The big question: make a piece of plastic or leave it?
43, 000 shares, 42, 000 likes: which post is currently moving the masses on Twitter? A photo to see on it: A pair of earrings, once with plastic plug, once without. The comment: "After nineteen years of life, I only now understood that you should disconnect the plastic piece from the plug ."
But what is this about? Surely you know this little transparent plastic nupisis on the plug of the earring? We always thought that the plug of some earrings was just so produced, so the plastic piece was always left out. As a little extra support for the earlobe. But nothing there, the extra piece should apparently agree ... right?
After my nineteen years of living, you are expected to take the plastic part off pic.twitter.com/ejValCaa7G- Chelsea Smith (@Chelsea__Smithh) August 1, 2015
The comments under this post? Exuberantly jubilant, completely enthusiastic - and, of course, full of irony:
@Chelsea__Smithh @vinylxtommo you mean I've been living all this time- r (@birdsnteas) August 2, 2015
But not everyone seems convinced of this revelation:
@ Chelsea__Smithh NO !!! The plastic piece helps distribute weight on heavy earrings and makes it more comfortable. Promise!- Jo Anne Smoot ºoº (@joannesmoot) August 2nd, 2015
What's wrong? Make or choose? And what's the name of the thing anyway? At Amazon, the plugs are sold with plastic pieces as "ear plugs with plastic pad". And also on the all-important question is the answer in the net. According to jewelry expert Carly Wickell of About Style, the "pad" serves a purpose:
"Standard plugs are quite enough for small, light studs, but heavy earrings (like Chandeliers) can put a strain on and pull the earlobe. Over time, these earrings complain the ear so that the pierced place widens, a narrow, vertical slot is created instead of the ear hole.
Stabilizing ear studs hold the earrings securely in place and hide flaccid earholes. And more importantly, protect your ear so it does not get that far. "
In the end, both are true: Small stud earrings do not need the plastic pads, for larger pieces of jewelry better leave. Juhu, again a bit smarter.