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Some of the hottest trendsetters and fashion icons of our time proudly sport septum rings and septum piercing jewelry. From the simple lines of a seamless septum ring to the complexity of an elaborate septum clicker, you can find the yin to your yang and order top-quality, specialty septum piercing jewelry at Painful Pleasures. Choose between budget-friendly options and high-end showstoppers.
What Is a Septum Piercing?
A septum piercing, also called a nose piercing, is one of the most popular body modifications. The actual piercing goes through the thin nasal septum located just between the nostrils. As we describe in our nose piercing guide, septum piercings can be tricky to execute. Always choose an experienced piercer for septum piercings.
Before you start sporting our sleek and stylish septum rings and septum jewelry, stick to the septum piercing aftercare routine until the piercing has fully healed.
What Does Septum Jewelry Symbolize?
Historically, septum jewelry has served as a signal of wealth and social status. Septum piercing jewelry could also indicate a woman’s marital status or availability for courtship in centuries past. Abraham gifted his daughter-in-law a gold nose ring in the Bible, and septum rings and jewelry still play a vital role in Berber culture across North Africa.
Now, septum piercing jewelry is mainly used for aesthetic reasons, to help you look great and feel confident.
Types of Septum Piercing Jewelry & Rings
While septum rings are the go-to septum piercing accessory, you have a wide range of body jewelry options at Painful Pleasures.
Captive Bead Rings
A captive bead ring is a hoop with a single bead held in place by pressure from the ring. Beads may be anodized titanium, pearl, opal, or amber, and you can switch them out by releasing the hoop’s tension.
Septum Clicker Rings
Septum clicker rings are captive rings with a hinged segment. You unlock the hinge to insert and remove the septum ring.
Also called curved barbells, horseshoe barbells have curved posts. You thread jewelry beads onto the post at both ends.
Seamless Septum Ring Hoops
Seamless septum “earrings” appear to be a solid ring. Despite the name, seamless hoop rings have a hidden break for insertion and removal.
Discreet septum retainers can be flipped up into the nose when you need to hide your septum nose jewelry on special occasions.
Inspired by traditional tribal jewelry, septum tusks are curved pieces that end in pointed spikes. A septum tusk typically requires a larger piercing than other types of septum jewelry.
Septum Jewelry Materials
Choose between a variety of durable septum jewelry materials at Painful Pleasures.
Titanium & Stainless Steel Septum Ring Jewelry
These hypoallergenic materials will reduce the risk of a reaction while serving as a durable, attractive base for your septum jewelry. We stock septum rings and jewelry in titanium, surgical-grade stainless steel, and niobium.
Sterling Silver & Gold Septum Rings
Timeless metals like sterling silver and 14-carat gold add a touch of elegance to any septum piercing jewelry. For septum tusks, expect more organic materials like wood, bone, and glass.
What Size Septum Ring is Right for You?
Septum rings are far from a one-size-fits-all purchase. Double-check that your preferred style at Painful Pleasures is sized to fit snugly in your septum piercing.
14g Septum Ring
A 14g septum ring or tusk measures 1.6 millimeters in thickness and is considered the largest standard size for septum jewelry. If you want a septum tusk or other piece of body jewelry this size, you will need to stretch your initial piercing following recommended safety guidelines.
16g Septum Ring
16g septum rings and jewelry piercings are the most common size and perhaps the most widely available. This is likely the gauge that fits your piercing if you had a competent, established piercer do your septum piercing. A 16g septum ring is 1.2 millimeters thick.
18g Septum Ring
Smaller septum jewelry options exist and can add just the right amount of flair to your look without dominating your profile. An 18g septum ring or barbell measures 1 millimeter in diameter.