ITEM: Butterfly Backs, Butterflies, Safety Backs
Example: Silver
Definition: Metal disk shaped like a butterfly. They feature two small loops, aka the butterfly wings, with a small hole in the center.
The earring is put through the pierced ear hole and is then clipped into the hole in the butterfly. The butterfly wings fulfill two purposes, they provide balance for the earring so that it stays close to the ear and they also provide you with something to hold onto in order to pull the earring out of your ear. Earrings look their best when they fit snugly against the ear lobe; butterfly backs ensure that this is always the case.

Silver Earring Backs - Silver