This is a popular piece of body jewelry because it conveniently allows the wearer to remove the ring by simply removing the captive bead, the bead is held firmly in place so that it will not easily fall out.
Also to know is, how do you measure a captive bead ring?
To size a captive ring, two measurements are needed: the gauge size and the diameter of the ring. The gauge size is the thickness of the ring itself (the part that actually goes in your piercing), and the diameter is found by measuring across the widest part of the ring from one inside edge to the other.
Regarding this, how do you open captive bead ring?
How do you secure a captive bead ring?
Traditional captive bead rings, or CBRs, hold a bead in place using the ring’s own tension/pressure. The rounded ends of the captive bead ring fit into two little dimpled indentations on either side of the captive bead to hold it in place.
To open a ball closure ring you must pop the ball out and to close it the ball must be replaced. It is possible to do this with your bare hands but if you wear a lot of ball closure rings or change your jewellery often we recommend using a set of ring opening pliers.
14g jewelry is larger than 16g jewelry, but you might be able to fit it. Yes, you can stretch you piercing to a 14g just make sure that the jewelry that you’re buying is suitable for a freshly stretching piercing. … It would just irritate the piercing even if it is fully healed.
If I pierce with a 16g needle, can I use 18g jewelry? Yes you can, in fact that’s typically what a piercer will do, especially with cartilage piercings. They pierce with a gauge size bigger than the actual jewelry. It allows room for swelling and placing the jewelry.
A septum ring is measured using the inner diameter, but unlike a nose hoop, the inner diameter is usually measured in a straight vertical line inside the jewelry.
Captive bead rings are a common style of body jewelry that can be really irritating to insert and remove if you have never done it before. Just make sure you line up one of the dimples of the bead with the edge of one side of the ring, and then push the second dimple right into the ring and you have done it.