#4089 pictured on the left. This particular pair measures 2.5mm in width and weighs only 2.25 grams/pair. Easy to open and close, a small latch inside the earring top catches the post, securing it in place.
Huggie earrings, like the one above, do just what their name suggests ~ they hug the ear lobe, and because they are shorter, their weight is less noticeable. What's the difference between a small hoop earring and a huggie? Sometimes, nothing, although some of our smaller hoops are slightly longer than most of our huggies. Take, for example, Hinged Hoop Earrings #4136. Measuring 16.5mm in length (an approximate 5/8") by 4.3mm width, they weigh 4.51grams/pair (weight determined by the length, width, and thickness).
#4133, don't have a noticeable closure - the post slides into the hoop end, which is hollow, giving a seamless appearance. Hollow earrings weigh less than solid ones, and are thus comfortable to wear in larger sizes. Our #4127 are created with small, 14K round hollow tubes, and are available in white or yellow gold, as well as in seven sizes ~ from 15mm (9/16") to 47.5mm (1-7/8"). These are secured with snap post closures, V-shaped latches that the posts snap into. The weight ranges from 1.00 gram/pair for (15mm) to 2.90 grams/pair (47.5mm) ~ comfort in whatever size you choose.
For more information, see Earring Closures, and be sure to check our extensive Earring Selection for that perfect pair.