Okay, so I had my doubts. I have had my nose pierced for many years and I have been through a LOT of nose studs. I have worn screws, L-shapes, and bones. I have worn surgical steel and 14K gold. I have worn cheap glued-in crystals and expensive hand-set diamonds. I have worn factory-made and artisan-made. And the one thing that all of my nose studs have had in common is that they have all left me feeling frustrated. The screws were extremely difficult (for me, at least) to insert and remove and, once inserted, they would flip around and hang out of my nose. The L-shapes were a heckuva lot easier to insert and remove but they, too, insisted on greeting the world via my nostril. The bones had the opposite problem --- they would move as far away from my nostril as possible, causing the setting to float 2-3 millimeters above the surface of my nose. When I would tap the setting back into place, the end of the post would sometimes hit my septum hard enough to make me wince. Finally, after much deliberation, I decided to try an Alluring Body nose stud. After having tried so many, I definitely had my doubts --- I mean, how different could it be --- but I went for it, anyway. I ordered a teensy diamond 20-gauge short pin and, well ... it is WAY different. For starters, the diamond is fantastic. I have had several diamond nose studs, but this diamond is significantly brighter and whiter than any that I have had in the past. Second, the setting is sheer perfection. The prongs are extremely tight and flat and do not snag at all. Third, the stone sits perfectly flat on my nose...flatter than any nose stud that I have ever had in the past. And, last, but definitely not least, the post. Ahhh, the post. I never imagined that a shorter post --- one that actually fits my nose --- with a ball on the end that is the exact right size and shape for my piercing could make such a huge difference. It is as if this nose bone was custom-made for my nose. Finally, after years of searching, I have finally found THE ONE. Thank you, Alluring Body!!!