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Rustica sun made of 925 stamped sterling sets off an unusually tribal look for nipple piercing.

Ring specs:
1/2 diameter
Gauge: (thickness of post) 14 gauge
Material: 316LVM surgical steel, body piercing grade

Material: Sterling silver w/black patina
Size: 12mm
NOTES: cusp back which fits into ends of rings to hold the sun captive/in place

This is a set of two nipple rings for $25 plus shipping.

Your jewelry will be professionally autoclave sterilized without chemicals and shipped in sealed autoclave pouch at no extra charge. This is a one time process. Most piercing shops charge for this service. I offer this once for free on body jewelry that is shipped out.

Center bead: 8mm round
Style: Captive ~ has a dimple on either side into which the ends of the ring rest against (they do not go through the bead) using tension adjustment of the ring to hold the bead "captive" - or in place.
Color: Brilliant shine faceted hot pink with surgical steel bezel for high contrast.

Ring: This ring is made of 316LVM surgical steel
Gauge: (thickness of wire) is 14 gauge
Diameter: 1/2" - please check a to-scale conversion chart to see the size.

I recommend a professional piercer install the jewelry the first time and show you how to properly use captive bead ring tools to insert and remove the jewelry as it take practice.

See photos

2nd photo illustrates a piercing tool called a ring opener (NOT INCLUDED)

This opener has notches on the outside against which the ring is held in place from the INSIDE of the ring. Pressure from opening the jaws of the pliers expands the diameter slightly to release the center sun bead. There are diametric cusps on either side on the back of the sun into which the ends of the ring fit into - the tension of the rings hold the sun captive.

Photo #4 illustrates ring closer tool. There are grooves on either side of the inside of the jaws of these pliers. The ring fits into these grooves to stabilize the jewelry while inserting the center sun captive bead. The closer increases tension by squeezing the pliers GENTLY with minimal pressure. The idea is to reduce the diameter of the ring thereby creating enough tension to then insert the sun into the ring and hold in place.

The jewelry is then inserted into the piercing and the opening pliers are then re inserted into the ring to SLIGHTLY increase the diameter while installing the captive sun bead.

The tool I show in the photo has both ring closer and opening functions. I recommend purchasing opening closing pliers specifically for captive bead ring jewelry of this style. These can be purchased online from a reputable vendor or a local piercing shop.

Wrapping the ends of the pliers with cloth tape helps protect the integrity of the ring.

Due to health code regulations and health department codes, in keeping with OSHA bloodborne pathogens guidelines, body jewelry is NOT refundable, not returnable nor exchangeable UNLESS it is damaged during shipping - Immediate proof of damage MUST be reported and jewelry MUST be returned for consideration of amends.

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You must know your piercing size needs - returns are not permitted for improper guesses as to the size. The gauge refers to the thickness of the wire - very important to know. CHECK WITH A PRO PIERCER BEFORE PURCHASING. If your piercer is incorrect in estimating your size, returns and exchanges are expressly prohibited. Get a second opinion to be sure.

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RETURNS ARE NOT PERMITTED FOR WEARER OR PROFESSIONAL PIERCER LOSS OF JEWELRY OR DAMAGE TO JEWELRY! Lost center beads are not a reason for return. A competent piercer and installation method is part of the requirements for captive bead jewelry.

Center captive beads can be purchased from a piercing supply company. You may contact me if you wish to order center captives. I may not have them on ETSY but can send pictures and set up a listing JUST FOR YOU!

Nipple Ring Jewelry Sterling Sun Tribal


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: sterling silver sun, 316lvm surgical steel rings, autoclave process, auoclave pouch
  • Only ships within United States.
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