How to Put On the Jocelyn Jewellery Earcuff for Pierced Ears
Don’t be surprised if you have to try this a few times before you are sure you have 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 of the cuff 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.
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. Gently slide the cuff down the ear. When it is in place, 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.
4. Insert the post of a stud earring through the coil at the bottom of the earcuff and through the hole in your ear lobe. Push the earnut onto the post from behind. Be patient, it may take a few tries until you find the hole and are able to insert the stud and attach the earnut.
1. 5. 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.
2. 6. To remove the ear cuff: after removing the stud, hold the cuff part and slide it up the outer ear. Ease it off at the top by gently twisting towards the back.
3. 7. Adjusting the fit of the earcuff:
a. 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. b) If the length of the step portion of the earcuff is too short and the coil does not sit over the piercing, 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. c) Once you have adjusted the fit, take care not to pull the earcuff out of shape whenever you take it on and off.
7. 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.