Jewelry Help Index

While you may be able to use many styles of jewelry in some piercings there is also specific jewelry pieces that are made specifically to fit certain piercings. These jewelry pieces are made especially for the corresponding piercing based on either their post shape or the orientation of their gem design.

For help looking for jewelry based on your piercing check out this info.

Nostril - standard is 18G but 20G may be worn (smaller size)

  • corkscrews, L bends and nose bones come in a standard 6mm length
  • if you want a labret once healed a 6mm short post and a small base of 2.5mm flat back is best
  • rings are very anatomy dependent with the most desired size being 8mm diameter if you are lucky enough to have the nose for it. If your placement is higher it could require a 10mm ring but that tends to look wide on most.

Upper ear cartilage - standard is 16G

  • for studs the best option is a labret, featuring a flat disc back to avoid snags this is usually a nice fit at a 6mm length
  • rings suit many cartilage piercings as long as the piercing itself is near the actual helix (the outer curl), usually an 8mm size is average diameter of course this depends on your anatomy size
  • for rings with gems, look for gems that are outward facing to wrap around the ear not front facing

Lobes - standard is 20G

  • for basic earrings they are most common in 20G and have butterfly backings
  • consider wearing flat back labrets in 20G for the most comfort at the back of the ear and no poking post!

Conch - standard is 16G but they may be a 14G (bigger hole)

  • Generally a 6mm post length for a labret is a good fit for a stud
  • Rings are 12mm at a minimum if the piercing is on the outer area of the conch but occasionally a 10mm can be used for small anatomy. For an old school conch placed deep in the middle of your conch you may need a 16mm diameter ring.

Daith - standard is 16G

  • only rings or circular barbells (horseshoes) tend to be worn here as a curved barbell is not very visible
  • 8mm for a tighter ring but often 10mm to be more visible
  • if you want gems be sure they face forward and not on the side for best visibility

Rook - standard is 16G

  • curved barbells are most commonly worn here in 8mm length
  • rings would usually be quite small like 6mm so they don't stick up

Lip - standard is 16G

  • for studs a flat back labret is a must vs a barbell to protect your teeth and gums and make sure it is a 4mm disc back as the smaller bases may pull through the piercing
  • bioflex is a good material option here
  • for rings, this is anatomy dependent but many fit an 8mm diameter
  • Vertical Labret Lip piercings are usually a 16G 8mm curved barbell

Munroe, Labret - standard is 16G but it may have been pierced in 14G

  • flat back disc labrets are the only jewelry recommended here, 4mm disc back to ensure it does not pull into the piercing
  • bioflex is a good material once healed

Septum - standard is 16G

  • most common size diameter for ring or horseshoe is 10mm but if your anatomy is smaller or you like a very snug ring you may fit 8mm
  • any gem or design must be front facing to show
  • most common ball/gem size is 3mm which is the smaller size

Nipples - standard is 14G

  • straight barbells are most common post length is totally anatomy dependent on this one 12mm for smaller nipples and 16mm for larger
  • be sure any gems face forward and not to sides for best show
  • if you want rings they are most common at 10mm and 12mm