Welcome to the world of cartilage ear piercing jewelry!
If you're looking to add some edge and style to your ear game, then cartilage piercings are the perfect way to do so. In this high fashion editorial style blog, we'll explore the different types of cartilage piercings and the unique jewelry styles that are perfect for each one.
Cartilage piercings are located in the upper part of the ear and can vary in location and number. Some popular types include the helix, conch, and tragus piercings. Each of these piercings requires specific jewelry styles to enhance their unique look and make a bold statement.
Let's start with the helix piercing. This piercing is located on the upper rim of the ear and is perfect for adorning with delicate and dainty jewelry. Small hoops or studs made of gold or silver are classic choices that will never go out of style. For a more modern look, try a hoop or stud adorned with gemstones or pearls for a touch of luxury.
Moving on to the conch piercing, which is located in the inner part of the ear. This piercing allows for more statement-making jewelry, such as large hoops or studs with intricate designs. Natural gemstones like diamonds or emeralds are perfect for adding a touch of luxury to this piercing, while bold patterns or textures can give a more modern twist.
Last but not least, the tragus piercing. This piercing is located at the front of the ear and is perfect for stacking multiple studs or small hoops. Experiment with different metals and finishes, like rose gold or black titanium, to add some edge to your ear jewelry.
When it comes to choosing the right jewelry for your cartilage piercings, it's important to consider both the style and the quality of the materials. Look for hypoallergenic metals like surgical steel or titanium to avoid irritation or allergic reactions. Natural gemstones or pearls are also great options for adding some luxury and elegance to your ear jewelry.
In conclusion, cartilage ear piercings are a stylish and versatile way to enhance your ear game. With a variety of piercings to choose from and endless options for jewelry styles, the possibilities are endless. Just remember to choose high-quality materials and styles that speak to your unique sense of style.
Styling the Cartilage:
Let's explore helix earrings. Much like the tragus, there is nothing worse than an earring that is far too large to sit in this space. The helix is a smaller surface area residing close to the edge of your ear. Because of this, it’s important to play with length rather than width. A chunky, wide earring will look disproportionate and distract from the rest of the ear.
Upon initial piercing, you may start off with something more simple- maybe a small “he loves me” flower or “abundant life” trinity stud. After healing takes place, there is infinite room to explore with new shapes and textures.
Our favorite way to transform the helix piercing is by adding in an 18k gold connecting chain from the helix to a second or third hole lobe. This brings a standard ear into a whole new category, dripping with dainty class.
If you currently have a few lobe piercings and are looking for a direction to go, the helix piercing is for you. At Nina Wynn, we’ve designed timeless, combinable helix earrings made to help you glow. Combine them with all of your favorite pieces and don’t forget to have fun!
Already have a helix piercing and looking to add your next hole? We recommend adding something towards the front of your ear to add dimension and balance to your look. Think about the forward helix piercing, the daith, tragus, or maybe even the rook. We are LOVING the endless possibilities of ear curation and the way it brings our looks to life.