4 Things to Know About Daith Piercing Jewelry

While many in the piercing scene are fighting over the pronunciation of “daith” (it’s “doth,” btw) or whether it can actually prevent migraines, don’t concern yourself with that. Instead, focus on the fact that daith piercing jewelry gives you so many options for expressing yourself.

But before you go on a shopping spree, it’s important to know these four things about daith piercing jewelry.

What Jewelry Should You Wear as Your Daith Piercing Heals?

When you first get pierced, and as your piercing heals, you will want to start with a hoop.

You do not want to start with a curved barbell. When worn properly, the curved barbell should curve outward towards the ear’s outer rim. Because you’ll need longer than usual jewelry to account for swelling as your fresh piercing heals, there’s a good chance the jewelry will migrate to where it is curved inward. When this happens, it changes the angle of the piercing and upsets it. The irritation can result in a bump forming.

What Should You Look for In Daith Piercing Jewelry?

According to the Association of Professional Piercers, all initial jewelry worn in a fresh and healing piercing “should be able to withstand the heat and pressure of autoclave sterilization” and “should be inert and compatible with the body so it doesn’t cause irritation, allergy or infection.” After your piercing has healed, you can select jewelry made of other materials.

The following materials are suitable for a fresh and healing daith piercing:

  • Proven biocompatible surgical steel
  • Implant grade titanium
  • Niobium
  • Gold 14k or higher, but no higher than 18k (note: gold-plated jewelry is not acceptable for fresh and healing piercings)
  • Platinum
  • Glass

Once your piercing has healed, look for jewelry that matches your style or aesthetic. What vibe do you want to give off? Get more than one piece to mix and match.

Daith & Conch Piercing

What Types of Daith Piercing Jewelry Are There?

Above, we mentioned that you should wear a hoop for initial jewelry and throughout the healing process instead of a curved barbell. Let’s discuss all the different types of jewelry that are suitable to wear in a daith piercing.

Segment Rings & Clickers

A segment ring is a type of hoop. It’s great if you’re constantly changing the jewelry you wear in your daith piercing because it’s easy to put in and take out.

A segment ring has a literal segment that can be removed and put back in so you can insert and remove the jewelry.

There are hinged segment rings and clickers to make insertion and removal even easier. Clickers get their name because a hinged section clicks open and closed.

Segment Rings & Clickers

Segment rings and clickers are incredibly versatile because they come in many styles. Our wide selection of styles includes a 14kt white gold CZ gem rim clicker, a hinged stainless-steel segment hoop ring, and many things in between.

Circular Barbells/Horseshoes

Circular barbells get their nickname because they are U-shaped rings that resemble the shape of horseshoes with their ends.

They are such a great versatile jewelry option because you can switch out the ends and the rings for the ultimate mix-and-match capabilities.

Titanium Circular Barbells

Seamless Rings

Seamless rings are hoops that have a small opening in them so you can insert and remove them.

Sometimes, seamless rings come in specific shapes in addition to a simple hoop. Our collection of daith piercing jewelry includes heart and crescent moon-shaped seamless rings.

Titanium Seamless Rings

Captive Bead Rings

Captive bead rings are hoops with a fixed bead or where a bead is inserted to close the ring.

Captive bead rings make fabulous initial jewelry, especially if you don’t have a fixed captive bead. This is because they’re a bit more challenging to put in and remove, which helps prevent you from changing out your jewelry too soon before your piercing has fully healed. It’s best to think of a captive bead ring as a piece of jewelry worn for longer.

14kt white Gold Captive Rings

Consider this option if you don’t plan to switch out your jewelry often, as you’ll likely need a piercer’s assistance to take the captive bead in and out.


D-rings are a combination of seamless rings and clickers. They’re similar in shape to clickers, but, as their name implies, they’re more in the shape of a D.

However, instead of a hinged segment that clicks open and closed, there’s just a small opening for insertion and removal, similar to a seamless ring.

Our selection of D-rings includes plain ones as well as ones that have captive beads.

Curved Barbells

If you wear a barbell in your daith piercing, it must be a curved barbell.

To reiterate what we mentioned above: this should only be after your piercing has fully healed.

Like circular barbells, curved barbells allow for plenty of versatility because you can mix and match both the ends and the barbells.

Daith Piercing Curved Titanium Barbell

What Size Is Daith Piercing Jewelry?

Most daith piercings are done at a 16 gauge.

If you’re wearing a hoop, you’ll need to know what size diameter you want to wear. This depends on your anatomy and how wide a ring would fit and look good in your ear.

If you’re wearing a curved barbell, you’ll need to know what length barbell to get.

If you’re unsure what diameter or length to get, just ask your local piercer!

The Main Point

While the first popularity surge in daith piercings may have been due to people claiming they prevented migraines, it sure has become re-popularized thanks to the many celebrities that have them, such as Zoe Kravitz, Bella Thorne, and Kylie Jenner.

Shopping for daith piercing jewelry has never been easier at Urban Body Jewelry. With so many different styles, colors, and options to choose from, you’re bound to find something you love. Peek through our collection today!

Written by Jackie Rachel

Jackie Rachel

Jackie Rachel is a poet and Content Account Manager. She has been getting pierced for over 16 years, while taking the time to learn proper aftercare techniques from the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) members. Always enamored by the jewelry options that exist for body modifications, she one day hopes to assist clientele with picking out jewelry and styling ears.