nose ring is a piece of jewelry worn through a hole pierced in the nose.
It adds charm to a woman's facial features. The practice of piercing a
woman's nostril and inserting jewelry into it dates back to ancient
times. This fashion phenomenon continues to grow in great proportions
and is a favorite with women of all ages.
Materials used for Fashion Nose Rings
Some of the materials
used to make costume jewelry nose rings are:
- Gold-plated metal
Fashion Nose Rings Types
The type of nose rings used would
largely depend on the exact location of the piercing in the nose. There
are two well-known types of nose piercings.
1. Nostril piercing:
either, or both the nostrils are
2. Septum piercing:
septum refers to the cartilage
separating the nostrils. The skin between the septum and the bottom of
the nose is pierced.
- Nose Rings: Nose rings are worn on the
nostrils, or the septum. They are available in various styles,
varying from simple ones, to those with little charms on them, or
captive bead rings. These are available in all shapes and sizes,
depending on the buyer's specifications.
- Nose Studs/Nose Pin/Nose Screw: Nose studs are
also known as nose pins and nose screws. They are worn on the
nostrils. They are made of polished bone, acrylic, wood or metal.
The studs have various shapes like star, dolphin, diamond, flower
etc. The stud visible on the nostril may or may not be studded with
- Nose Barbell: Nose barbells are used as pieces
of jewelry to be inserted after septum piercing. The most preferred
material is surgical steel. Women prefer nose barbells which are
available in bright colors, and funky designs.
Designer Nose Rings
Nose rings are available many sizes and
shapes. Jeweled studs have synthetic stones of all colors and sizes
depending on the design. They may have screw closures, or plug closures.
In some cases, nose screws, after being inserted into the nostril, just
need to be pressed to be held in place. There are also fake nose studs
which do not require the nostril/septum to be pierced. They need to be
clipped onto the nostrils/septum. Another style of nose studs which
requires no piercing is of the magnetic kind. Women are falling for
these 'no-pain' fashion accessories which are available in many colors