I have some 18K gold ear nuts for post earrings. They are
medium weight ear nuts. They are the coordinating size for the
posts I am using but they are so tight when trying to push them on.
Hi Carrie. The coils on the earnut should be snug to grasp the post
securely at the indentation near the post end. Sometimes they are
quite tight when new.
There are a couple of ways you can "relax" the grip a bit. Place
the tips of small round nosed pliers in the coils and spread the tips
very gently or put the earnuts (coiled part up) on a firm flat
surface and insert a narrow probe or the earring post perpendicularly
between the coils from the back side to slightly spread the coils a
little. Check the fit.
By contrast, if the fit is too loose you can tighten the nuts using
parallel jaw pliers. Place them on the outside of the pair of coils
and squeeze gently to bring them a little closer together.
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