There are many different ear cartilage rings that you can wear in your piercings, from classic steel BCRs to funky colours and jewelled rings that really stand out. Ear cartilage piercings need well-fitted jewellery so I recommend that you measure your piercing before buying a new ear cartilage ring. Once you know the correct size the fun part is choosing some cool new jewellery for your cartilage piercing.
Ear Cartilage Ball Closure Rings
Ball closure rings are one of the most secure type of ear cartilage ring because they are difficult to open and cannot simply fall out of your piercing. There is a huge choice of BCRs available in many different colours and materials, so it is easy to find one that suits your needs. Plain BCRs are the most popular ear cartilage rings but you can also find funky designs like the star ring below, which has a sparkly charm. Cartilage rings like the star one are best suited to helix piercings, where the charm can dangle freely and will not irritate your ear.
Circular Barbell Ear Cartilage Rings
If you prefer the look of a seamless ring, your best bet is a smooth segment ring. Smooth segment rings work in the same way as BCRs but instead of a bead they have a curved segment that fits seamlessly into the ring. This means that you can rotate them 360 degrees through the piercing, which makes them easier to clean. SSRs make excellent ear cartilage rings and they come in a great choice of materials and funky colours like the purple one below.
Circular barbells are horseshoe-shaped barbells. They make excellent ear cartilage rings and they come in a wide range of sizes, so you can wear them in almost any ear cartilage piercing. Another advantage of circular barbells is that the balls unscrew and can easily be swapped for other accessories. This is particularly good if you find BCRs difficult to open.