SEPTUM RINGS

Thank you for choosing handfabricated, one-of-a-kind nose bling!! Not just for noses, these seamless rings are also suitable for cartilage ear piercings.

KNOW THE SIZING: Gauge (the little "g" after a number) is the thickness of the metal that goes through your piercing...okay, that's kinda a gimme. The next number is the approximate inside diameter of the ring in millimeters (the mm after the second number). This number is a little trickier because it depends on your nose anatomy and how high/low you are pierced as to how the ring will fit...let alone inserting it into the piercing. I will say this again + again as you read on...know YOUR nose!!

*** READ EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU BEGIN ***

Please WASH YOUR HANDS before inserting your septum (cartilage) ring. These rings are NOT sterile (but they aren't "diseased" either) so it is a good idea to wipe the ring (only) with some isopropyl alcohol using a CLEAN paper towel or wash the ring with hot, soapy water (rinse well) and dry with a CLEAN paper towel.

STERLING SILVER: Sterling silver can only be worn in COMPLETELY well-healed piercings...like, seriously WELL healed. Know YOUR nose...do you have issues with Sterling silver (marked 925 that is 92.5% silver) in your ears? Silver gets a bad rap because often times sensitivity to "silver jewelry" may be caused by silver PLATED jewelry with icky basemetals. All of LCxBM jewelry is made using only solid Sterling silver (92.5%). The Sterling silver I source is a silver + copper alloy...a minimum of 92.5% is the silver part and the rest (or less) is copper. I have a copper sensitivity in piercings, but I don't have a sensitivity to Sterling silver. Wearing for Sterling silver in your nose for any length of time will require to tend to your piercing as you should be doing anyways...wash that baby when you wash your face, etc. My "test model" has worn Sterling silver continuously for 10+ months without issue. Sterling silver can tarnish, but if you wash and care for it, it shouldn't be a problem as you wear it. If it does get tarnishy - like, when you aren't wearing it, or say from chlorine in a pool - buff it with a polishing cloth designed for jewelry...or, in a pinch, a flannel or a soft terry cloth towel should do the trick.

14K GOLD: People do not tend to have any sensitivities to solid yellow gold alloys, but again, please know YOUR nose. LCxBM jewelry is made using SOLID 14K gold wire...not gold-filled and never gold plated, so you're...uh...golden. Wash it and put that baby in.

OPENING THE SEAMLESS RING: Do NOT open your seamless ring like you are opening your arms for a big hug by pulling the ends away from each other causing the ring to deform. (See graphic below.) Using your fingers, hold one end and gently push (or pull) the other) end away keeping the ends lined up so that once it's your nose, you can push the ends back together and the seam is "closed"...uh, seamlessly. Well, as seamlessly as it's gonna get. I round one end slightly for more comfortable insertion.

How to Open a Seamless Ring

If you are still confused, there are lots of great instruction videos on YouTube.

*** PLEASE NOTE ***

These rings are "annealed" so they will open without a lot of force. Repeated bending back and forth will work-harden the metal and eventually will no longer "move". Thicker gauges will be harder to open. Do NOT (ever, EVER, everrrrr) use pliers to open and close the ring. Most pliers have texture and/or wear marks that will mar (deeply scratch or chew up) the surface of the metal which basically jacks it up and can jack up your piercing.

*Little Crown Benchmade and Nature's Bling are not resposible for how your body reacts to this jewelry whether it is fully healed (or not...which is a no-no out of the gate...we said so at the beginning of these instructions). Neither party is responisble for your hygiene habits and how that impacts your piercings.