The Grossest Earring-Removal Story You'll Hear This WeekDodai Stewart10/01/10 6:23pm4821EditInvite manuallyPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkOne day — maybe when I turned 30? — my mother gave me diamond studs. "I don't want them anymore," she said. "But don't lose them." I tighten the screw-backed earrings often, out of anxiety. But something went wrong.