How to Choose the Right Septum Piercing Jewelry: A Guide

Choose the Right Septum Piercing Jewelry

Are you trying to add some extra sparkle to your face? Whether you’re about to get a new septum piercing or you want to switch up your current look, there’s so much septum piercing jewelry on the web and in piercing shops that you’ll have endless options to browse through.

But how do you choose the right pieces for you? With such a wide variety, you’re going to have to limit your options. You can’t buy everything all at once!

We’re here to help you choose. Read on to learn a few tips.

First: For Initial Jewelry

When you first get your septum pierced, you’re going to want to go to a highly-qualified and talented body piercer. These piercers will only supply high-quality jewelry to make sure that you get the best healing experience.

Initial jewelry must be of a certain quality if you want the best chance of healing. Low-quality jewelry can cause uncomfortable reactions.

The best materials for initial septum jewelry are going to be implant-grade titanium, implant-grade steel (not to be confused with surgical steel), niobium, and 14k gold (in any variety).

Most people start with a “horseshoe” or a circular barbell. This is the jewelry that is a partial circle with two ends that screw off on either side. Make sure that your jewelry is internally-threaded for initial jewelry or you risk the threading cutting up your piercing.

Internally-threaded jewelry has the “screw” part on the ends (in this case, the balls) instead of on the ring or base itself.

Most piercers will pierce a septum at 16g. Any thinner than this and you risk the cheese cutter effect (where the jewelry could cut through your skin). You can, however, get it larger.

After the healing process, get the go-ahead from your piercer before you start buying new jewelry. We know it’s exciting, but you have to be patient! 

Know Your Size

So what size is your piercing?

As we mentioned, unless you requested otherwise, your piercing is probably 16g. Some piercers may pierce at 14g as their default, but even so, you can choose smaller jewelry if you like. When it comes to high-quality jewelry, you may have more options with 14g.

You should also know the diameter that you want. For most people, 5/16″ is the best fit, but all noses are different. If you’re unsure, go back to the professional piercing shop to have them help you find the right size so you can buy jewelry online in the future.

You can buy other diameter sizes in the future if you want to mix it up, but mixing gauges is more difficult. If you want a much larger gauge, you’ll have to stretch your piercing first. 

Your Preferred Colors

So what color would you like your septum ring jewelry to be?

Most people start with a standard silver finish (made out of steel or titanium). However, you can also anodize titanium to get it in a variety of fun colors without breaking the bank.

If you want something typical, anodize your jewelry in gold, rose gold, or high polish. You could also go with real gold, rose gold, or white gold if you want to get fancy.

You can also get almost any color that you can think of in high-quality jewelry, including rainbow or oil slick colors.

Remember, if you want safe black jewelry on a budget, you’re going to want to start with niobium instead of titanium or steel. 

Matching Your Other Jewelry

Do you wear other jewelry as well? Why not match your septum ring jewelry with the rest of your flashy accessories?

While it’s normal to mix metals nowadays, matching your septum to everything else will give you a more cohesive look. It brings your aesthetic together and makes your septum ring look less “alternative” if that’s not the style you’re going for. 

Your Personal Style

Speaking of style, what’s your personal style?

Many people who don’t have piercings think that septum piercings are automatically a marker of a more “counterculture” style, but this doesn’t have to be true (but it can be if that’s what you want).

Do you like elegant styles? Why not pick a septum with a fancy design and a small gem to go along with your aesthetic? If you prefer a “hardcore” style, you can get a septum with spikes to match other edgy accessories.

Many people prefer their septum rings to be understated, especially if they wear them at work. A simple ring is perfect for this.

Bonus tip: if you have a septum piercing and your work doesn’t allow piercings, don’t take it out. Instead, use a circular barbell and flip it up into your nose until you’re off the clock. This makes the piercing invisible. 

Long-Term vs. Short-Term Wear

This is a key thing to think about.

Many people, even post-healing, have a hard time with jewelry that isn’t implant-grade. It can react to sensitive skin during long-term wear. Whenever you choose jewelry, you need to keep this in mind.

High-quality pieces are pricey, especially if you want them to be flashy. These are best for your “day-to-day” jewelry, but it’s normal to want to change things up and pick some affordable and unique jewelry that may not use the same materials.

Choosing affordable septum jewelry for short-term wear allows you to experiment with different styles without breaking the bank. 

Start Your Hunt for Septum Piercing Jewelry

Remember, if your septum is still healing, don’t replace your current septum piercing jewelry yet! Instead, why not start browsing for your new favorite pieces?

Look at local body piercing studios and online body jewelry shops to find the best septum jewelry for you and your personal aesthetic.

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