Earring materials and care

The following is a table of the metal composition of all of the hardware components in our earrings. All of our earrings are nickel-free and hypoallergenic but certain folks with extra-sensitive ears may still have some sensitivities. Please email support@cookiesmut.com with any additional questions you may have

Earring style Gold colored  Silver colored
Regular fish hook gold-plated sterling silver-plated brass
Perpendicular fish hook gold-plated brass silver-plated brass
Ball post
gold-plated brass
silver-plated brass
Open hoop gold-plated sterling silver sterling silver
gold-plated brass
silver-plated brass
Post n/a stainless steel
Clip on gold-plated steel silver-plated steel
Jump rings
gold-plated brass
silver-plated brass
Chain gold-plated steel silver-plated steel


Though our earrings are nickel-free and plated in precious metals, they can still tarnish, particularly any of the silver-colored pieces. Please store your earrings in a dry place (not the bathroom!) to minimize tarnish.


Acrylic is durable in many ways but it can still crack or snap if dropped or stepped on, etc. If a piece of yours breaks in a way that you think is abnormal, please reach out and we'll try and solve that for you as quickly as possible. If a piece of yours breaks due to wear and tear, reach out and we can discuss repair or replacement processes and fees. Email support@cookiesmut.com for all such inquiries


Certain acrylic colors are prone to scratching. These include clear, fluorescent and iridescent. The iridescent material is composed of clear acrylic with an iridescent film applied to one side, that iridescent film is quite prone to scratching so take care with those.


There is a special acrylic cleaner called Novus #1 which is readily available on Amazon in a 2 ounce or 8 ounce bottle. If you have a collection of acrylic earrings of any size, I recommend investing in a bottle, it's not too expensive. I clean my earrings by spraying a spray or two into a microfiber cloth and giving them a light wipe. Most dirt etc can also be wiped away with just water or water with a tiny bit of dish soap. WARNING: acetone and alcohol can dissolve acrylic is applied too heavily or for too long. Definitely never soak acrylic in either of those chemicals. For very very strong stains, you can use a tiny bit of acetone or alcohol on a q-tip and lightly wipe. If your piece has any paint on it, alcohol or acetone may strip that paint off so either avoid it or be extra extra careful and use just the tiniest bit of the chemical.