If you're looking for super-versatile jewelry that you can wear in nearly any piercing, then you're sure to love our extensive selection of circular barbells and captive rings. Captive rings include not only captive bead rings, but also segment rings, seamless rings, D-rings, and screw-on ball rings, and we offer all these styles in a wide range of materials that include niobium, titanium, surgical steel, gold, and more. We also carry nearly 100 types of circular barbells in varying materials that have ends ranging in styles from simple metal balls to skulls, jeweled tops, glittering balls, and beyond. Both ring styles work perfectly in a wide range of piercings, making circular barbells and captive rings some of the most dynamic pieces you can add to your jewelry collection.
Best Piercings for Circular Barbells
Circular barbells--also called horseshoe barbells--work in many different types of piercings. You can wear them in eyebrow piercings, lip piercings, earlobe piercings, cartilage piercings, septum piercings, and even in forward tongue piercings--and those are just the above-the-neck piercings in which you can wear circular barbells! They also work great as nipple piercing jewelry, belly button piercing jewelry, VCH jewelry, and PA piercing jewelry. Some guys also like to use circular barbells as guiche and scrotum piercing jewelry, and some women like to use them as outer labia piercing jewelry.
Best Piercings for Captive Bead Rings
Captive rings work in all the same piercings as circular barbells and then some. They also make nice nose rings, HCH piercing jewelry, outer and inner labia piercing rings, and jewelry for a variety of other male genital piercings, like frenum piercings, dorsal frenum piercings, and kuno (foreskin) piercings.
There are several different styles of captive rings, and different styles work best in different piercings. The four types include:
- Traditional captive bead rings, each of which holds a removable captive ball
- Segment rings, which have small removable segments that snap in and out so you can insert the jewelry in your piercings (like the 5-stone jeweled custom segment ring shown to the right)
- Seamless rings, which have ends that touch but without a closure piece in between them like the first two styles have (like the sterling silver jeweled seamless ring for septum or ear piercings shown on the left below)
- Screw-on ball rings, which are circular rings with a gap and a ball or other decorative end that screws onto one of the two ends just before the gap
There are also two types of captive bead rings: traditional circular captive bead rings and D-rings, which have a straight bar at the bottom and ends that bend up to form the curve of the D and hold the captive ball in place, as shown on the right side below. D-rings are especially good frenum and dorsal frenum piercing jewelry. Seamless rings--particularly shaped ones like our daith hearts for cartilage piercings--are ideal piercing jewelry for inserting in tighter spaces, like in the nooks of the upper ear where rook and daith piercings are placed. Like segment rings, seamless rings also make really nice nostril piercing jewelry; they're ideal if you'd rather not have a ball hanging below your nostril like you would with a captive bead ring. Screw-on ball rings are the perfect rings to wear in lower lip piercings; you can thread them through so the jeweled or other decorative end sits just below your lip, and the ring threads up and around your lip, hugging it from the inside of your mouth.
Circular Barbells & Captive Ring Options
The majority of our captive bead rings are made in-house in our Maryland workshop, as part of our Unbreakable jewelry collection. Unbreakable fuses strength with style to create beautiful custom-made jewelry that you're sure to treasure for a lifetime. You can choose from over 100 unique designs, like our hex and oval captive bead rings, daith hearts, jeweled halo rings, orb captive rings, and yin or yang, spade and teardrop seamless rings. Whichever style of Unbreakable jewelry you choose, we'll custom make it for you to your specs, in the size, colors and style you specify. Check out our favorite Unbreakable captive rings below, or view our entire selection of Unbreakable captive rings.
In addition to our Unbreakable captive rings, we also offer a nice selection of segment rings, seamless rings and screw-on ball rings. Here are a few of the different segment, screw-on ball and seamless captive ring options you can choose from outside of our Unbreakable line:
|LunEar Gold Cartilage Rings||Steel Jeweled Screw-on Ball Rings||Custom 14k Gold Daith Rings|
|Surgical Steel Screw-on Ball Rings||Jeweled Seamless Rings||Spiked Steel Segment Rings|
|Barbed Captive Rings||Rose Gold Septum Clickers||Titanium Segment Rings|
We also offer some unique captive rings in unusual styles, like captive bead rings shaped like geckos, tribal captive bead rings and dangle captive rings. You can wear our unique captive bead rings in a wide range of piercings, from ear piercings to nipple piercings and beyond. Note that most of our captive rings are sold individually, so if you want a pair to wear as earlobe or nipple piercing jewelry, you'll need to purchase two of the unique captive rings you choose.
If you're looking for cool circular barbells to wear in your earlobe, cartilage, septum, nipple, or other piercings, we carry nearly 100 options from which you can choose. Like our captive bead rings, most of our circular barbells are sold individually (price per 1), so be sure to order two if you want a pair of circular barbells to wear in your earlobe piercings or nipple piercings. Check out some of our favorite horseshoe barbells below, or view our entire circular barbell selection.