This sterling silver lever-back ear wire features a shield design with an eye-catching diamond-cut texture; the design gives the earring a more substantial look while adding only minimal weight to the earring. Use the open ring to easily attach drops or dangles. A hinged closure helps protect against loss and makes this earring a snap to put on. A short length of open channel is perfectly sized to accommodate the short, arched wire that goes through the ear. Simply insert the wire and close the lever over it to secure the earring in place.