- Clip-on earrings have existed longer than any other variety of non-pierced earrings. The clip itself is a two-part piece attached to the back of an earring. The two pieces closed around the earlobe, using mechanical pressure to hold the earring in place. Ear cuff
- An ear cuff is a curved band of metal that is pressed onto the helix of the ear. It stays on by pinching the ear. Magnetic earrings
- Magnetic earrings simulate the look of a (pierced) stud earring by attaching to the earlobe with a magnetic back that hold the earring in place on by magnetic force. Stick-on earrings
- Stick-on earrings are adhesive-backed items which stick to the skin of the earlobe and simulate the look of a (pierced) stud earring. They are considered a novelty item. Spring hoop earrings
- spring hoops are almost indistinguishable from standard hoop earrings and stay in place by means of spring force. An alternative which is often used is bending a wire or even just using the ring portion of a CBR to put on the earlobe, which stays on by pinching the ear Ear Hook earrings
- A large hook like the fish hook that is big enough to hook and hang over the whole ear and dangles. The Hoop
- A hoop threads over the ear and hangs from just inside the ear, above where ears are pierced. Mobiles or other dangles can be hung from the hoop to create a variety of styles. Ear Screws
- Screwed onto the lobe, allow for exact adjustment - an alternative for those who find clips too painful.