October 05, 2017
Finding jewelry online for your rook piercing is so much simpler when you know what styles can be worn in your body piercing. Check out our quick fix section for the fastest info on rook piercing jewelry. We outline the most common jewelry names, abbreviations, gauge, length and diameter.
Rook Jewelry Style Names, abbreviations and most common gauge, length/diameter
The Rook piercing is a stylish, vertical piercing of the upper ear cartilage ledge above the Tragus and below the upper Conch area. It can house two different styles of body jewelry:
Curved Barbells and Captive Bead Rings
Curved Barbells: Do you like the idea of a simple, streamlined piece but want variety?
Curved barbells are one option for your Rook piercing. They contain three parts, the two threaded ends and a curved barbell shaft. Since both of the ends are removable, this allows for a greater variety of ends and combinations. You can put a red opal on top and a heart piece on the bottom or pick a colorful gem top and a star shaped bottom piece. Curved Barbells create many options; allowing you to customize your Rook piercing and even color coordinate it with your outfits!
Captive Bead Rings: Want to put your own spin on a classic piece?
Captive Bead Rings are a second option. They contain two parts, the incomplete circular piece and the indented ball, bead or piece. Using the strength and tension of the circular piece, an indented bead or gem is set after snapping it in place. The look of a Captive Bead Ring is different than the Curved Barbell since it completely encircles the piercing channel and the outer ledge.
Captive Bead Rings come in many different styles, colors and combinations. You can start with a plain circular piece and add a splash of color by picking a brightly colored bead or gem. Captive Bead Rings also can house a cluster of gems instead of a bead or gem, thus allowing for more options!
Both Curved Barbells and Captive Bead Rings offer fun and style. I personally like to wear a Curved Barbell in my Rook piercing. It is simple, stylish and comfortable. I do like the look of Captive Bead Rings in the Rook piercing but haven’t yet opted to introduce a ring in my own Rook piercing. I feel that a properly sized Curved Barbell or Captive Bead Ring can look fabulous and offer a little fun and variety in a Rook piercing.
When shopping for a new piece for your Rook piercing, examine the quality and stick with internally threaded or snap-fit. High end body jewelry companies, like SirenBodyJewelry.com, offer the most options and colors for both the Curved Barbells and the Captive Bead Rings. Before you know it, your Rook jewelry pieces might outnumber your shoe collection! Make sure you consult with a licensed professional piercer, like myself, to find the proper fit for you!
If you have any questions, please comment below! I would love to answer any questions you might have.Also check out this personal video by Emma on YouTube! She describes her rook piercing experience along with her aftercare process and personal pain level.