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Helix Earrings

Helix piercing jewelry types & styling tips.

Helix piercings have been gaining popularity in the fashion world, and for good reason. This type of piercing, located on the upper cartilage of the ear, can be adorned with a variety of jewelry styles, from delicate studs to statement hoops. Whether you're looking for a subtle addition to your ear jewelry collection or a bold statement piece, helix piercings are a versatile choice.

When it comes to styling your helix piercing jewelry, there are a few things to keep in mind. First and foremost, it's important to choose high-quality materials that won't irritate your skin or cause allergic reactions. Look for jewelry made from hypoallergenic metals like surgical steel, titanium, or gold.

Once you've chosen your jewelry, the styling possibilities are endless. For a classic and understated look, opt for a small stud earring in a classic metal finish like gold or silver. This style is perfect for those who want to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to their ear jewelry.

Types of helix piercing jewelry

If you're looking for something more eye-catching, try a hoop earring in a unique shape or size. Large statement hoops in bold colors or patterns are a great way to add a pop of personality to your outfit, while smaller hoops in classic metals are perfect for everyday wear.

Another popular style for helix piercings is the "ear cuff" or "wrap," which sits snugly on the upper part of the ear and can be adorned with stones or other decorative elements. This style is perfect for those who want to experiment with their ear jewelry without committing to a permanent piercing.

When it comes to placement, helix piercings can be located in a variety of positions on the upper cartilage of the ear. The forward helix piercing, located at the front of the ear, is a popular choice for those who want to add some sparkle and style to their ear jewelry. The double helix piercing, which involves two piercings on the upper cartilage, is another popular choice that can create a unique and stylish look.

Ultimately, the key to styling your helix piercing jewelry is to have fun and experiment with different styles and materials. With so many options available, there's no limit to the creative and stylish looks you can create with this versatile piercing. So go ahead, take the plunge and add some sparkle to your ear jewelry collection with a helix piercing.

Styling the Helix:

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.