How to Choose a Diamond Nose Stud?

A diamond nose stud consists of a tiny diamond that makes your nose look more elegant, the metal bar to which it is attached can be in various styles and finds its place on the nose wing. If you prefer, you can opt for a tiny gemstone. Stylish nose studs in various sizes and styles are now preferred by women of all ages.

There are a few diamond stud styles that you can choose from them. These are pin, fishtail, nose bone, l-shape, and twist style. Also, the diamond stone forming the stud can be in various sizes according to your preference and you can choose diamond sizes from 1.3 mm to 3mm. If chunky jewelry appeals to your tastes and you also do not have a prominent nose, you might want to wear a 2mm diamond stud. In the stage of choice, you should consider what you individually like, your facial features, and the kind of occasions that you will take part in. Also, you should choose the length of metal length and type.

Nose studs have a long history, and in some societies, a woman wearing nose studs is part of her beliefs. There is a tradition of wearing nose jewelry that goes back 4000 years in the Middle East. It is estimated that it was brought to India, where nose jewelry is common, from the Middle East in the 16th century. Wearing nose jewelry is preferred by various cultures for reasons such as belonging to a group, medical beliefs, and social status.

Which Stud Style Is Best?

Bone Style

The bone style diamond nose stud has a straight post with a top at the end to hold it in place. On one side, there is a post that has an adornment and on the other side, there is a tiny ball that is a little larger ball. When you wear it, that tiny ball keeps it in place. Just like a twist nose stud, a bone style diamond stud has a flush fit. They sit flush, similar to a bent nose stud.

Although not for everyone, it has a loyal fan base with the look and comfort of the nasal bones. The small ball, which is part of the stud, cannot be removed, and the jewel is designed to be comfortable in and out of the punch with another one. Those who wear studs in this style state that jewelry stays comfortably on their piercings and that they should feel comfortable with issues such as direct slipping and being visible in the nostril.

Pin Style

The pin style has a simpler style than a bone nose stud. This is because the pin-style consists of a straight post that goes directly into the nostril. One of its advantages is that it stays firmly in place with its comfortable size. So if you choose this option, make sure the gauge size is correct. This style allows for the easiest change of jewelry. However, we recommend that you do not choose this style if you are a person who is stressed about losing jewelry.

L-Shape Style

The widely preferred popular nose stud style, the L-shaped nose stud is characterized by a post that is L-shaped and bent at a 90-degree angle. If you find the use of screw bending difficult to use, the stud in this style is an ideal nose ring support for you as the L-Shape is easier to insert into the piercing than a screw and is more durable than the bone style.

The nose jewelry style with an L-fold is also ideal for keeping the diamond safe and is the most popular style that allows for comfortable placement with an L-style twist. This style is generally preferred by those who do not like the fullness that the nose screw gives in their nostrils. When you insert it, it will sit flush against your nostril and the bent post will hold jewelry strictly in place.

Twist Style

Twist nose studs fit snugly to the nostril while remaining securely inside the nose. In this respect, it emerges as the most preferred type of nose ring. A wide variety of styles are available which means there is something for everyone.

Just like L-shape style, the twist nose studs are kept in place through a u-shaped post allows to you twist into the piercing. The reason people prefer this style is because it makes it easy to change the jewelry. However, these twist studs can twist around more than the L-shaped style in the piercing. Twist nose stud jewelry should be 1/4 inch in length. This length, which accommodates the swelling, has the advantage that the drilling chamber can be easily cleaned.

Fishtail Style

If the convenience of your jewelry is important to you, a fishtail prong will be right for you. The feature of the fishtail is that it is longer than other stud styles as it is intended to be bent specifically by a piercer. The piercer can look at the shape of your nose, talk to you about the styles you prefer, and bend the post just the way you want it.

The fishtail pin style should not be confused. This is because the pin style is ready to be worn as is but will be bent by a piercer as the protrusion of the fishtail is too long.

Choosing the Size

Professional piercers use standard gauges and lengths. So, you should consider these sizes when you choose a diamond nose stud.


The thickness of the barbell that goes through the piercing is called “gauge”. In this case, the higher the number, the thinner the gauge. However, this can often confuse most people. In this case, full-size conversion charts and some piercing size help guides are used. For nose studs, the standard size is 18G or 20G. For the best result, you should 18 Gauge if you generally kept your original piercing size.

On the other hand, if you have bought jewelry smaller than your original piercing jewelry, or if you feel tight or uncomfortable wearing 18G jewelry, it is recommended to use 20G. However, your piercer can pierce with a larger needle up to 16G for better healing.

You should not use a nose stud smaller than advised by your piercer because there are more risks like tearing, rejection, and migration. Also, it is better not to use 22 Gauge nose studs, which is not a size generally offered. You should know that too thin wire creates a weak nose stud that can bend or deform easily, and your piercing shrinks to fit the thinner wire diameter, making it difficult to use other nose jewelry you already own.

20 Gauge Diamond Nose Stud

It is always best to exchange opinions with your local piercer to determine the best size for your nose stud before buying a diamond nose stud or placing your order. However, keep in mind that it is best to sterilize your jewelry before use to avoid irritation, and it will be a good choice to utilize a small amount of cream or vaseline at the end of the nose stud to aid in easy and friction-free insertion into your piercing.


For nose jewelry, the length is measured just below the stone where the post starts, to the point where the post is bent. This refers to the length of the post that will be inside your piercing and does not refer to the part of the nose jewelry outside of your piercing. For example, only the part of a nose screw in the flesh of the nose is counted, but the part of the nose screw inside or outside the nose is not included in the measurement.

However, it is not included for straight style and there is an exception for this. Though measured just below the stone, the length of the straight style is the length of the post from the head to the end. In the next step, you can choose to twist according to your desired wearable length. Also, the nose bone should be measured from below the stone to just before the ball on its end.

There are several ways to choose which post length, ie wearable length, and this measurement should be done in millimeters. As a basic measuring tool that can be found in most toolboxes or garages, a suitable measuring device such as a caliper is one of the best and most accurate tools for measuring the thickness of your nose.

  • Be sure to set the caliper in millimeters first. If you do not have a caliper, a standard ruler will do the trick instead. One side of the ruler should be in centimeters with small lines showing millimeters between them.
  • Using your thumb or index finger, insert your finger into your nostril and gently squeeze.
  • Be careful to keep your fingers in the same position and finally, measure the space between your finger and thumb, in millimeters.

6 mm Diamond Nose Stud

Another way to measure is to measure a piece of nose jewelry that you already have and consider that jewelry as a reference point. If you are not sure about the length, it would be good to add a millimeter or two after measurement. This is because a longer length is better than a very short one. At the same time, custom-designed stud intervals allow you to shorten the ideal and wearable length to your perfect fit. The standard wearable length is 6.5mm.

Gemstone Size

Diamond nose studs stones can be between 1.3 mm and 3 mm. Size options can be shown in millimeters as follows:

  • 1.3-1.5mm:  A dainty and discreet choice for a touch of sparkle.
  • 1.5mm: A tiny and subtle glow.
  • 2.0mm: This popular size offers a perfect balance between the thin and the sparkly ones.
  • 2.5mm: Ideal diamond nose stud. Striking and elegant and most recommended size.
  • 3.0mm: Provides dazzling luxury and intense sparkle for those who love shine.

Choosing the right size diamond is closely related to how much jewelry you want to present. The most common size is a 2.5mm diamond that shines beautifully without getting too little or too much attention. Also, 3mm diamonds are recommended for a stylish and luxurious look. After all, if you’re splurging on a beautiful rock, you want to show it off a bit.

For those who prefer a more modest look, a 2mm or 1.5mm diamond nose stud will be a good choice, but keep in mind that the 1.5mm diamond is too small. However, this small-looking diamond offers a subtle sparkle, so it will be better suited to more serious contexts such as the office, but will not provide the sought after glamor.

If you think diamonds are too expensive, you may be wrong. Diamond nose studs are very economical as they consist of small diamonds and the carat selection starts at just 0.01 carats. However, despite its small size, it reveals a great shine in your nostril and makes your face look glamorous. Diamonds are securely placed with gold forever.

Choosing the Setting

It is important to choose the right setting. There are two standard-setting types for Diamond nose studs. These are prong setting and bezel setting. The diamond needs to be exposed to the right amount of light to ensure that they are suitable for use, sit as flush as possible in the nostril, and maximize the sparkle of a diamond. For this, the prong setting that makes the diamond more visible and shiny will be an ideal choice. On the other hand, in the bezel setting, although the diamond is placed a little lower, it stays more securely.

Prong Setting Diamond Nose Stud

The martini prong setting covers the diamond as little as possible and maximizes the sparkle in the diamond. Basket settings, one of the prong setting types, gives your skin a voluminous appearance by sitting high. It is possible to choose the most suitable prong setting for your nostril with custom made settings.

On the other hand, the bezel setting has two design options. These are dome bezels and cone bezels. Both of them Both styles produce stunning nose studs; however, the cone releases less metal and the dome sits more flush on the nose and has a rounded edge. Choose the look that you want. Also, there are alternative settings like double stone prong settings, diamond moon nose studs, and diamond flower nose studs.

Bezel Setting Diamond Nose Stud

Why Should You Choose a Diamond Nose Stud?

Studs, also called bones or pins, are much more comfortable than other nose jewelry, contrary to popular belief. Wearing them is easy because all you have to do is insert them through your nose and finally push the backing into the stud. This ensures that the stud is securely held in place.

The stud is like a flat barbell with the diamond at one end and a small ball at the other end. As this ball does not fall off, you are in no danger of losing your beautiful diamond nose stud, and if you like to wear a different one at different times of the day, the studs are suitable for frequent changes.

Custom Made Diamond Nose Studs

A non-personalized nose stud that you buy from a shop comes in one size, one unit of measurement, and one shape, regardless of the different nose. For this reason, many people have problems with nose studs hanging from the nostril or nose studs when sitting high from the nose. There are personalized design services for a comfortable and suitable nose stud. 

Tailor-made nose stud making is the opportunity to choose your diamond one by one and has a unique nose style custom made for you. First, your nose is measured by a skilled jeweler. Before determining the perfect shaft length and size for your nose, your jeweler will introduce you to the tail shapes and ask you to choose one that suits you.

Some companies claim that they can make flat sitting studs but often a bezel uses bezel-set gemstones that, due to their nature, can never be completely flat. That’s why designs need to sit into the piercing. Your nose stud will have a brilliant diamond or gemstone in the friction setting of your chosen metal.

At the metal selection stage, you will have to choose from platinum, 18k yellow or 14k white gold, or palladium, the sister metal of platinum, which is the most expensive but inert metal. These metals were chosen for a healthy piercing and preventing skin reactions common to lower quality metals. Then the stud is sterilized and fitted for you. However, if you do not have a nostril yet, you can pierce your nose in a sterile environment and by a professional person.

Cleaning Diamond Nose Studs

It would not be wrong to say that the diamond nose stud is the most delicate piece of jewelry in your jewelry collection. One of the most beautiful and delicate items in your collection, node studs are rarely removed, unlike rings, earrings, necklaces, and many other types of jewelry. The only time to get a nose stud out is to replace it with an existing nose stud in your jewelry box or buy a new nose stud. For this reason, a nose stud gets dirty and oiled more than any other piece of jewelry. Especially these studs made of diamonds need more cleaning.

Diamond nose studs have a striking appeal in their own right and there is no doubt about it. Their glitters will make your nose stud noticeable even if it is small. As oil and dirt start to accumulate on the diamonds, their sparkle begins to fade. However, you should not worry about this. There are a few tips to keep their shine alive. Regular cleaning is the way to keep them shiny like the first day.

Regular Cleaning

It may not always be possible to remove nose stud every time you moisturize your face or put on makeup (or remove it). Unlike other jewelry, which is usually the last piece you wear, a nose ring often has a semi-permanent feature. For this reason, nose studs are the most quickly and easily dirty jewelry piece. This contamination affects the nose stud glow performance. This is because the diamond can not reflect light correctly when dirty. Dirt that affects the shine and makes your stone look dull and old.

  • If you have purchased a new nose stud, clean your nose pin occasionally. However, as time passes, your diamond nose stud should ideally be cleaned every two weeks.
  • It is also helpful to clean this part every few days if you have a disease such as a cold or flu.
  • You should not use abrasive chemicals to clean your diamonds. Although these chemicals do not damage the diamond itself, it can seriously damage the metal prongs (or bezel) that hold the diamond in place.
  • Also, be careful not to put too much pressure on the stone while cleaning it. This is because diamond-tipped pins are delicate and, with a little too much pressure, one end will bend, break, making it easier for your diamond to fall if not taken care of.

How Should You Take Care Your Diamond Nose Stud?

This piece of jewelry is easy to clean. What you need is warm water, some detergent, a soft-bristled toothbrush, and a lint-free cloth. First of all, if you think cleaning your jewelry over the bathroom sink, be sure to block the drain. Add water to a gentle detergent, dilute it with water and soak your diamond nose stud for a few minutes.

This will allow you to remove dirt. You can then use the soft-bristled toothbrush to thoroughly remove that dirt. After that, you should rinse the nose stud in clean water and use a lint-free piece of fabric to dry the nose stud.

On the other hand, you can opt for occasional professional jewelry cleaning for your nose stud. Your jeweler will also be able to clean your jewelry with an ultrasonic cleaning machine. This process is one of the most ideal forms of cleaning using low-frequency sound waves to remove dirt embedded in your jewelry that is difficult to remove at home.

If you want a little more sparkle after cleaning, you can choose metal tips that keep the diamond polished. Although these do not directly affect the radiance of the diamond, they make the whole piece look brighter.

Store Your Diamond Nose Stud Carefully

Diamond is the hardest gemstone on earth. Therefore, the diamond is difficult to break and it is unlikely to break. On the other hand, a diamond can easily scratch other gems. Therefore, do not store your diamond stud in the same bag as your other jewelry. Instead, put it in a fabric-lined box. Alternatively, you can store your nose studs in separate packs or wrap each nose pin in tissue paper. A ring box can also be easily reused to store nose studs. When handling your jewelry, grab it by the post, not stone.

Check Your Diamond Nose Stud

Even if your nose stud is literally under your nose, you may not be able to look at it carefully unless you clean it. Therefore, each time you remove it to clean or replace it, you should take a closer look at the forks and diamonds, check that all spikes are of equal length and unbent shape and that none of the tips are missing.

If you notice that the stone is loose, you should take it to the jeweler to waste time. Your jeweler will determine what treatment should be done to your jewelry. These are decisions such as whether the prongs can be fixed or the diamond reset. If your diamond needs to be cared for, having the jeweler do it in front of you eliminates doubts that the real diamonds will be replaced with poor quality ones.

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