Nostril piercing is among the most popular piercing types. It looks very stylish and it’s rarely distracting so you can wear your nose jewelry in many different situations. Luckily, there are many different nostril jewelry pieces you can choose.
However, it’s important to know how to choose your nose jewelry. Not all pieces will fit your piercing, your needs or your general style. There are several things you need to take into account when choosing nostril jewelry pieces for yourself.
The Right Gauge
The first thing you need to keep in mind when choosing nose jewelry is the gauge of the jewelry piece. This may go without saying, but it’s worth to be reminded of it: the gauge of your jewelry should be the same as your piercing. Meaning, you should choose the jewelry of the same gauge as the one you are pierced with. This is why it’s always important to know your gauge.
In some cases, you may choose jewelry that is one gauge smaller than your piercing, but keep in mind that it may make your piercing shrink. A jewelry that is one gauge larger may also be acceptable, but you need to go slowly. Inserting jewelry of a larger gauge will make your piercing stretch, even a little, so you need to go slowly in order to avoid injuries.
When ordering nose jewelry, keep in mind that the size you order is the gauge of the post.
Another thing to consider when choosing the best nostril jewelry is the length of the post. It is important that your nose jewelry sits nicely and that it’s never too large or too small. The proper length of the post will prevent the jewelry of flipping around or even falling out.
The best length is the one that makes the jewelry sit nicely against the skin. The jewelry has to be comfortable and also to allow for a bit of expansion during breathing. It should never be too tight to cut into the flesh or to cause other problems. On the other hand, it should not be too loose or else it might hit your septum.
The right post length sometimes requires a bit of trial and error. It’s important to be patient and you will be able to find the best length that suits you. We sell our nostril jewelry in several standard sizes, so chances are that you will find the best nostril jewelry piece for your needs.
There are many materials suitable for nostril piercings. Typically, any body-friendly material you may use for other piercing types will also work for your nostril jewelry. Some of the most popular materials include Surgical Steel (it’s best to use medical-grade 316LVM Surgical Steel), Titanium and Gold.
If you choose gold nostril jewelry pieces make sure that the gold used to make the piece is nickel-free. Nickel allergy is a common problem and you sure want to avoid it.
There are several common nostril jewelry types to choose from. You choice will depend on your individual preferences and needs. While all of these jewelry styles look similar on the outside and therefore produce similar aesthetic effect, there are some differences in design you should know about.
The most common nostril jewelry types include:
- Nose Bones. They are made of a straight bar with a ball on one end a decoration on the other.
- Nose Screws. They have a curved body and are made in left and right variations. The curved keeps the jewelry in place. Decoration is placed on the other end of the piece.
- L-Shapes. They have an L-shaped curve that keeps the jewelry in place.
- Nose Studs. Similar to nose bones, but without the ball on the other end to keep jewelry in place.
- Fishtails. They have a long bar with decoration one end. You can bend the bar in any way you find comfortable, so they are good for customization.
Many nostril jewelry pieces come with gems. These gems can be Zircons or Genuine Precious Stones, depending on the style. Some even have Genuine Diamonds, so they are truly classy and stylish.
When choosing the best piece for your needs, it’s important to take your preferences into account. While nostril jewelry styles are typically small and discreet, the gem size can make a whole difference. You may choose a small and discreet gem if you prefer your nose jewelry to be elegant and not distracting. On the other hand, you may make your nose jewelry more noticeable by choosing a larger gem for your piece.
When choosing the gem size, keep in mind the occasions in which you may wear your nostril piece. For example, chances are that you will have to opt for smaller gems and more discreet jewelry pieces for work or other conservative places. In these situations, it’s best to choose really small gems, in case you wish to add a bit sparkle to your piece.
In other situations, such as birthdays, parties or special occasions, you may wish to wear a piece with a lager gem. Such a large gem will add a lot of sparkle to your face and make your nose piercing noticeable.