How to Put On the Jocelyn Jewellery Earcuff for Non-Pierced Ears
Don’t be surprised if you have to try this a few times before you are sure you’ve got it right.
It takes practice, but before you know it, you’ll have your earcuffs on and off in no time!
1. Which earcuff is which? Look at the angle made by each of the ‘steps’ below the part that cuffs around the ear. The direction of the angle relative to the cuff tells you which earcuff is for the right ear (each step angles to the right) and which is for the left ear (each step angles to the left). The cuff part has two curved ends with the smaller curve on the same side as the angled direction of the steps.
2. Start with the Left ear. Using your left hand, grasp the outer ear on the side near the top and gently pull it out. Using your right hand and holding the earcuff by the steps, push the cuff onto the ear so that the wider curve fits around the back of the ear and the smaller curve fits inside the hard ridge of the outer ear - you may need to give a slight twist of the cuff toward the inside of the ear. Gently slide the cuff down the ear. Note: Left-handers may find it easier to reach over the head to grasp the upper ear with the right hand and manipulate the cuff with the left hand.
3. About halfway down, grasping the hook on the back of the cuff between your right forefinger and thumb, use your left forefinger and thumb to ease the edge of the ear into the top of the hook and gently tug the ear until the ear lobe is positioned inside the loop.
4. The cuff part should be comfortably wrapped around the middle part of the outer ear sitting on or just above the small ledge (called the antitragus) at the top of the lobe.
Note: Don’t worry if the cuff part is sitting higher up above the antitragus; that is not unusual with earcuffs that have fairly large beads and more than 2 steps in the design.
5. A dangle easily slides on and off the bottom loop. Attach it before putting the earcuff on the ear.
6. For the Right ear grasp the outer top edge of the ear with your right hand and repeat the same process of easing the earcuff onto the ear using the left hand. Note, right-handers may find it easier to reach over the head to grasp the top edge of the right ear with the left hand in order to use the right hand to manipulate the ear cuff.
7. To remove the ear cuff, gently slide the bottom loop to the outside of the lobe and, holding the cuff part, slide it up the outer ear and ease it off at the top by gently twisting towards the back. It should not be necessary to widen the loop at the bottom when removing the earcuff.
8. Adjusting the fit of the earcuff:
a. If the cuff part is too tight, remove from the ear and gently widen the gap. The gap is supposed to be fairly narrow because very little room is needed to enclose the ear once the earcuff is in place.
b. If the length of the step portion of the earcuff seems too short causing the ear lobe to be folded into the loop, you can lengthen it. Remove the cuff from the ear and grasp the top step in one hand. Gently pull the next step down. Try the cuff on. If further lengthening is required, adjust the gap between the second two steps. Keep adjusting until the length is satisfactory.
c. The loop at the bottom can be pinched on the lobe if that is more comfortable. Try to avoid widening the loop again when removing the earcuff.
d. After adjusting the fit, take care not to pull the earcuff out of shape whenever you take it on and off.
9. After removing the earcuffs, polish with a soft cloth and store in the special pouch provided by Jocelyn Jewellery. The pouch is lined with anti-tarnish fabric which will prevent the buildup of tarnish on all types of metal – it is especially effective for keeping the unsightly black tarnish off silver. Note: the lining of the pouch does not remove tarnish; it prevents the tarnish process from taking place. Do not wash the pouch as that will destroy the anti-tarnish properties of the fabric.