How To Choose A Nose Ring
Who knew that buying a nose ring came with so many decisions? Fortunately, AlluringBody has done most of the work for you by offering the finest nose rings you can buy - All handcrafted in the USA and backed by a lifetime guarantee. Our standard sizes were developed after years of listening to our customer's input, and they fit most people. The only thing left for you to do is decide which one (or two!) suits your personal style. Here's the inside information on selecting the perfect look, fit, and materials.
AlluringBody nose rings are available as pins (also known as bones or studs), screws (or U shaped), and L shaped.
- Nose Pin (Comfortable Fit): Nose pins offered by AlluringBody are incredibly comfortable and easy to wear. The little ball on the end is simply pushed through the piercing and holds the jewelry in place - it is not detachable. We have perfected the size of the ball so it is easy to get in, but also tight enough to be secure. If you find that nose screws flip around or are uncomfortable, our nose pins are your best choice.
Because the end ball can damage the delicate skin in new piercings, they are only intended for healed piercings.
- Nose Screw (Secure Fit): AlluringBody nose screws are designed to fit securely. The screw is threaded through the piercing, resulting in a very secure fit. Nose screws can be difficult to get in. We recommend having your piercer insert your nose screw for the first time. If you have a very active lifestyle or are concerned about your nose ring falling out, this is probably the best style for you.
- L shaped: (Easy Fit): L bends are usually used for initial piercings because they are easy to get in. They are also a nice choice for someone who has trouble getting the U shaped screw in, or who likes to change their jewelry often. They are easy and relatively secure.
The proper length of a nose ring bar (the post that sits inside your piercing) can keep a nose screw from flipping around, or a help a nose stud lay flat on the nose. Through years of research and conversations with our customers, we developed a standard length that fits most people. A proper fit should have just a little room for the natural expansion and contraction of your nostrils, and be comfortable. It shouldn't be tight or so loose that it hits your septum.
"Gauge" is the thickness of the bar or post. The higher the number, the thinner the post. So, 20 gauge is thinner than 18 gauge. If you are not sure what gauge you have, ask the person who did your piercing. Nose piercing is usually done with 18 gauge.
- 18 gauge (1.02mm)
This gauge is used for initial piercing and through the duration of the healing process. 18 gauge may continue to be worn after the piercing has healed.
- 20 gauge (.81mm)
Once the piercing has healed, many people like to switch to 20 gauge because it is thinner, lighter, and leaves a smaller hole. If you switch from an 18 gauge to a 20 gauge, there will be a period of time when the ring will be loose. Usually the piercing will shrink to fit the new size within a week.
The metal a nose ring is made of is in constant contact with your sensitive skin - so quality is essential. AlluringBody only offers nose rings made of 100% nickel-free solid gold. They are simply beautiful and the best you can buy. We don't use cheap alloys, which means that our high-quality jewelry won't irritate your skin.
It is important to note that a lot of body jewelry comes from China, where it is often difficult to determine metal purity. Surgical steel and titanium are not 100% biocompatible unless they're implant grade steel or implant certified titanium (Ti6Al4V ELI). Steel is heavy and can become very cold, making it a poor choice for nose jewelry. Sterling silver is also common, but you should avoid it completely. Its tarnish can cause irritation or permanent skin discoloration.
All AlluringBody nose jewelry is handcrafted in our state of the art jewelry studio in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and conforms to the highest standards for metal purity.
Attention to small, potentially irritating details is also crucial when selecting a nose ring. Some companies save time by not hand-polishing the post metal that's inserted through your nose. Ouch! AlluringBody eliminates that discomfort by expertly finishing each nose ring to a smooth, fine polish.
AlluringBody diamonds are expertly set-not glued in as most body jewelers do. AlluringBody offers two setting options. Each is designed to lay as flat as possible on the nose, making for an exquisitely comfortable, attractive fit.
Prongs: Shows off more of the diamond, lets more light in, allowing for greater sparkle
Bezel: Sits slightly lower and is slightly more comfortable
You'll notice that AlluringBody uses only high-quality, conflict-free diamonds in our nose rings. Just like our decision to offer only the best metals and finishes, we refuse to sell anything less than brilliant, ethically obtained diamonds. As many unhappy cubic zirconia nose ring owners can attest, cheap jewelry can turn green (or worse, brown!) after a couple of months. Why buy an inferior product when you can purchase an AlluringBody diamond that will retain its brilliance for a lifetime?
When determining the right diamond size for you, take into account your personal taste, work environment, and facial features. If you enjoy sporting large pieces of jewelry, you'll be happiest with a larger diamond, like our bold diamond nose stud. Also consider the size of your nose. Our 2mm diamond may overwhelm a smaller nose, whereas the 1.2mm diamond may go unnoticed on a more prominent nose. Our 1.6mm perfect diamond nose stud is aptly named because it really is the perfect size for most people. If you are still undecided, keep in mind that nose rings are like any other kind of jewelry; one may not fit all of your needs. Many customers order a selection that reflect their changing activities and moods.