The posts are 9-10 mm long (about 3/8").
The wearing surface or size is available in 1/4", 5/16", or 3/8"
Please note: 00g is 9mm, 000g is 10mm.
IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT GLASSWEAR STUDIOS JEWELRY, PLEASE READ.
Glass body jewelry is hand made of natural materials, so gauge, length, color and design may vary. Such differences are NOT considered a defect.
All GWS jewelry is sized to the millimeter. Gauges are approximate.
For items that come in pairs, you can expect that you will receive a pair of jewelry (including each individual piece within the pair) that is within .5 mm of stated size for jewelry up to 1/2" gauge (12.5 mm) and within 1mm of stated size for jewelry larger than 1/2" gauge. If you receive a pair that is not an EXACT match, please know that is the best matched pair available.
For Jellyfish, Mushroom, and Flame plugs, single flare 8g - 2g will be in "ball" flare style, and 0g and larger will be in the standard dome front style. Every gauge of double flared will be in the standard dome front style.
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I love the emerald color! I also have it in clear and red but emerald is my favorite. Super comfortable and sizing has been consistent for me. Just make sure you take it out before you take a shower! I lost my first one down the drain because I forgot I had it in :(
My ruby red one jut came in today and I am more than pleased with it! I really like that I got to choose the wearable length for the inside since I've had bad luck with long retainers falling out. I also got mine a size larger than my normal size and found it to be a tad snug but my nose adjusted fairly quick, and it wasn't quiet exactly 8g [I've also had my nose gauged for at least a year now] I most definitely will buy more colors like that pink one
I just received my 8g 1/4 Pink Glass Septum Retainer, and I'm more than pleased with it. To be honest, I hesitated on getting the pink glass, but it looks quite nice in the piercing. What I like most is being able to order the correct width, as I have a narrow nose and anything wider than the 1/4 tends to move from side to side, and I hate using O-Rings to keep retainers or any other ring in place. One thing though, if you find it difficult to insert a snug fitting retainer, using a bit of Jojoba Oil or other piercing lubricant helps out a great deal, as septum piercings tend to be a wee bit more sensitive than ordinary nose nostril piercings. Also, thanks to Steel Navel -- as always, they pack their shipments with great care -- this item arrived in a small box, with packing peanuts! That's the right way to do it!
- Kathryn M. Munin, Miami, FL, UNITED STATES - 1/10/2015
I just received my 10g 1/4 Ruby Glass Septum Retainer and I'm more than pleased with my purchase. What I love about this retainer is that you can choose the proper width/length. I have a narrow nose/septum, and anything longer/wider than 1/4 across tends to tilt sideways in my nostril. This beautiful retainer is the perfect size … was easy to insert … and looks attractive as well. This is more than just a retainer … this is a beautiful piece of jewelry that you'll want to wear all the time. BTW … for those snug pieces that are hard to insert, just lubricate them with Jojoba Oil first … they slip in much easier!
- Kathryn M. Munin, Miami, FL, UNITED STATES - 9/9/2014
I am currently wearing the retainer and I adore it! It's so comfortable I forget its there. Haha, until someone asks about it!
I was also having a problem with my septum piercing having a odor I didn't like... Piercers suggested glass. What a perfect recommendation! I haven't had that problem since switching to glass from steel. Not that I don't still wear steel from time to time.
Im sizing up and looking forward to getting another one of these in 2g size. Thank you! Editor's Note: You're welcome! So glad to hear you're enjoying your retainer!
- Elizabeth Smith, Cincinnati, OH, UNITED STATES - 3/27/2013
Wonderful little retainer, the most comfortable one I owned. The little legs are perfect for my nose, never flipped down, but it was never uncomfortable. Completely invisible even at 8g. I will definitely get bigger ones as I stretch, well worth it!
Item Reviewed: Glass Septum Retainer: 8g, 1/4" wearable, Black
- Ivana, Novi Sad, , SERBIA, REPUBLIC OF - 3/18/2013
I love how this retainer looks when worn down, and it is easy to flip up. If you are messing with it at all, though, it easily flips down on accident. So beware if you must hide your septum to always make sure its always up.
Also, I have lost several of these retainers. They are too small to fit even one o-ring on. I like the look so I kept getting more, until I discovered the pincher. I cant flip it up, but it has a similar look to wearing this retainer when flipped down.
Item Reviewed: Glass Septum Retainer: 6g, 5/16" wearable, Black
- Emily, San Francisco, CA, UNITED STATES - 11/15/2012
These retainers are THE BEST I've ever worn. This one had a really large wearable-area when it came, and Steel Navel was really great about exchanging it for the right size. The perfect fit showed up and I wore it all semester to class! The benefit of clear is that even if I should play with it without knowing I know, something I'm working on trying not to do anymore!! and pull it down, you still don't notice it unless you're really close up.
- Annie, Portland, OR, , UNITED STATES - 1/15/2012
This has been one of my favoritest retainers EVER! It is so comfortable to wear, you wont even remember its there! The ruby color is so deep, I LOVE it, even though its concealed 99% of the time...Its like, sexy lingerie for my nose ^_^
- Annie, St. Louis, MO, UNITED STATES - 12/18/2010
I ordered this retainer because I thought it looked cool. when I got it and put it in I couldn't see anything though. so I just used for the retainer purposes at work. Originally I thought some of the ends would show when I wore it, but like I said couldn't see anything. I love it so much though so I'm trying to order another one in a different size, so hope it works!!!
- Sam Chevalier, Saylorsburg, PA, UNITED STATES - 12/16/2010
I havent had a chance to really wear this around much yet, but I'm extremely pleased with this guy! I had a gorilla glass septum retainer in 14g, but it fell out and broke while I was washing my face one day. This retainer has slightly more pinched legs, so it wears a little tighter, but its not uncomfortable. The color is really beautiful up close, but does just look dark/almost black from far away.