The Ultimate Guide on How to Measure Nose Ring Size

Nose piercings have evolved into a widely embraced form of self-expression, with a wide range of jewelry options available to choose from.

At The Ethnic Jewels, we recognize the importance of discovering the ideal nose ring for you, and we are here to help you go through this process smoothly. 

In this extensive guide, we will take a detailed look into the world of nose ring sizing, providing you with detailed insights to help you make well-informed choices that align with your distinctive style.

How Can You Tell What Size Nose Ring You Have: Understanding Nose Ring Gauge

When you think about how to know what size nose ring to get, the initial step in choosing the right nose ring involves understanding the concept of "gauge." Gauge refers to the thickness of the jewelry, directly linked to the needle size used during the piercing. Since each nose is unique, your piercing professional will select a gauge that complements the specific shape and size of your nose.

The standard gauge for nose rings is 20, equivalent to approximately 0.8 millimeters in thickness.

However, variations exist to accommodate diverse anatomies.

In certain regions, such as the Middle East, India or some specific areas in the UK, US, Europe or even Australia a smaller 22 gauge may be considered a special size, often requiring artisanal craftsmanship.

It is crucial to grasp the significance of gauge in ensuring a comfortable and secure fit for your nose ring. At The Ethnic Jewels, we prioritize the diverse needs of our customers by offering a range of sizes to cater to every individual.

Understanding the Details: Length, Rise and Diameter

Moving beyond gauge, you need to understand how to measure nose ring size, with the help of the concepts of length, rise and diameter is pivotal in selecting the perfect nose ring.

The length, also referred to as the rise, measures from where the gem begins or at its base or from where the bulbous end or curve begins. This "wearable surface" is the part of the jewelry that rests inside the piercing.

Typically, on an average a nose ring measureses somewhere around 6 millimeters. However, for those with a thicker or thinner nasal cartilage, options of 7mm and 5mm lengths are available.

Seeking guidance from a professional piercer ensures an ideal length measurement for a snug and comfortable fit.

In unique cases where traditional nostril piercings may not suffice, fishtail nose rings come into play. Using specialized tools, piercers measure your nose and customize the ring accordingly, with common bends like the nose screw or L-shape.

"Diameter" in nose hoops is the distance between the inside edges at the largest point, replacing the concept of length. For nose hoops, the most common diameters are 3/8″ or 10mm and 5/16″ or 8mm. People with slightly bigger noses or larger-gauge piercings may require a larger diameter ring, emphasizing the importance of accurate measurement.

Choosing the Right Decoration and Gem to Add a Personal Touch

Now that we have covered the technicalities, let's move on to the exciting part – choosing the decoration or gem for your nose ring.

At The Ethnic Jewels, our nose rings, particularly the solid gold options, are designed with a low profile and a flat bottom for a sleek appearance and reduced snagging risk.

Gems and settings for nose rings come in various sizes, starting from micro sizes of 1.2 to 1.6mm, known as micro nose rings. Sizes can go up to about 3mm, while decorative shapes may measure 6 or 7mm wide. There are various other styles of piercing jewelry available such as nose cuffs for pierced nose, dangling nose cuff, etc. Consideration of your nose size and style preference is crucial in making the right choice.

Ensuring the Perfect Fit

Even with the correct measurements, there might be instances where your nose ring doesn't really fit perfectly.

Here are common issues and solutions to enhance your experience:

Problem #1 Nose Ring Sticking Up:

If the gem or decorative end protrudes, check the rise of your nose jewelry. A 5mm rise might be suitable for thinner nostrils, ensuring a proper fit.

Problem #2 Corkscrew Visibility:

When the corkscrew is visible, consider switching to a nose bone style or a screw with a less pronounced curve for a more comfortable fit.

Problem #3 Finding the Right Size for Hoops:

For unique piercings such as a dangle nose piercing, consider a fishtail nose ring, allowing a professional piercer to create a custom fit for you.

Conclusion: Your Path to Finding the Perfect Nose Ring

In conclusion, finding the perfect nose ring size is a mixture of understanding your piercing, accurate measurement and considering your unique style.

The Ethnic Jewels is committed to offering a curated collection that caters to diverse preferences, ensuring a seamless blend of comfort and style.

Armed with the knowledge from this blog, you are now ready to explore our collection, find the perfect fit and let your individuality shine through your choice of jewelry.

Thank you for accompanying us on this in-depth exploration of nose ring sizing and we look forward to being a part of your unique style story for many years to come.

Choose The Ethnic Jewels for a personalized and exquisite nose ring experience.


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