How a Septum Piercing Can Provide Stylish Versatility Based on Your Mood

Let’s pretend this is a #GDWM video on TikTok. I’m feeling rather “blah” and minimalist today, so I put on black jeans, a gray T-shirt, and white Converse. Next, I need to match my body jewelry to my outfit. In keeping with the minimalist trend, I select a white gold seamless septum ring. And there you have it, that’s the look!

One of the greatest things about having a septum piercing is the multitude of styling possibilities. There is a huge variety of jewelry for a septum piercing, so keep reading to learn how to match your septum jewelry with your mood.

Styles of Septum Jewelry

Many people get septum piercings because of how customizable they are. This is because there is an overwhelming amount of septum jewelry available in many different styles. In order to match your jewelry to your mood, you’ll need to first know which types of jewelry you can choose from.

Circular Barbell

Many piercers use a circular barbell as initial jewelry for a septum piercing. This style of jewelry looks like a horseshoe with two ends on each side. These ends come in different colors, sizes, and shapes, which makes them super versatile for any style. You can match the ends with your mood of the day. Your ring can also be anodized a different color, allowing you to make it more noticeable.

Septum Piercing - Circular Barbell

Captive Bead Ring

Another common style of septum jewelry is the captive bead ring. Unlike the circular barbell, this style consists of a full circle ring and is kept closed with a bead that goes between both sides of the ring’s opening. While the ring can be anodized a certain color, you also get a lot of variety with the bead.

The bead comes in multiple colors, shapes, and sizes. You can have it match the colors of the ring or stand out as a flashier color. There are gem beads for a flashier look; there are even watermelon beads for a quirky summer look.

Captive Bead Ring - Septum Piercing

Septum Clickers

If you’re in a rush in the morning and don’t have time to pick out beads or ends for jewelry, then a septum clicker might be for you. The great thing about a septum clicker is that it doesn’t have any beads or ends to it. Instead, it has a hinged segment that clicks open and close (hence the name clicker). Clickers come in a range of styles, too! From teardrop shapes that accentuate your natural nasal structure to clusters of gems along the ring, there’s something to match anyone’s mood.

Septum Clickers

Seamless Rings

We all have those days where we just want everything to be plain so we don’t have to think too hard about decisions. Seamless rings are perfect for those days.

One of the greatest things about the seamless ring is the fact that it’s rather small and dainty. A seamless ring is just a ring with a little opening in it so you can slide it in and out of your piercing. They come in different diameters so you can get one that hugs your nose or one that is a bit more noticeable and drops down below your nose.

Seamless Hoop Rings - Septum Piercing

While a seamless ring does offer variety in the material (gold, silver, etc.), it also has variety in the fact that the ring can also have a shape or unique design to it.


More commonly used for stretched septum piercings, a pincher is a crescent that goes into the septum and is held in place with two O-rings. One of the things that makes pinchers unique is the fact that they come in such a wide variety of materials. From glass to bone, wood to horn, and even steel, you can really decide what statement you want to make with a pincher.

Septum Pinchers


If you’re in one of those moods where you don’t want to draw any extra attention to yourself, a retainer would be perfect. Septum retainers are designed to be able to be worn down or flipped up and hidden away. When worn down, they aren’t entirely noticeable too.

Septum Retainers

D Rings

If you’re looking for a dainty, plain type of jewelry to match your mood, a D ring might be the perfect fit. The D ring is, well, just that—it’s a ring in the shape of a D. The straight part goes through your septum. The little curved part is all that will show.

Septum D Rings

The Main Point

So, fashion mavens, have we convinced you just how versatile septum jewelry can be? From apathetic all black days to chipper bright colored ones, there’s a jewelry option to match any mood. Be sure to browse through our selection of septum rings and clickers 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.