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9CT GOLD BALL NOSE STUD

Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery


Regular price £12.00
9CT GOLD BALL NOSE STUD

SOLID GOLD weeny nose stud. For those who like a subtle look or for those that need to wear a discreet stud for work.

This listing is for one nose stud made with 9ct Gold. The ball is approximately 2mm in diameter. If you have specific requirements regarding the bar length, please start a conversation. I am always happy to help! This stud is made with .8mm wire (20 gauge).
Studs can also be made in 18ct gold for an additional cost.

Please drop me a message if you are looking for a custom nose stud.

Nostril piercing is a body piercing practice for the purpose of wearing jewellery, much like ear piercing, which is most primarily and prominently associated with Indian culture and fashion since classical times, and found commonly in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, South and Southeast Asia, and Europe, particularly Poland. Since the introduction and diffusion of Indian fashion and culture in the 1960s, punks and subsequent youth cultures of the 1980s and 1990s adopted nostril piercing.  For some cultures, this practice is simply for ornament, while for others it is for religious practices. Historically in the Indian Subcontinent, nose piercings were done by women only. Several different types of nostril studs and rings are found. In India, like any other jewellery, piercings and jewellery are regarded as a mark of beauty and social standing as well as a Hindu's honour to Parvati, the goddess of marriage. The piercings are often an integral part of Indian wedding jewellery. This practise is very common among Bengali women and South Indian women.  Numerous traditions are associated with it. Indian widows usually remove their nose studs as a sign of respect. 

Nose piercing can be dated through pre-Columbian and colonial times throughout North and South America. Nose piercing signified elevated status in Colonial Highland Maya. Similar to a crowning of a king, the nose piercing was to show their newfound leadership of the K'iche. In Yucatan, explorers Oviedo y Valdes, Herrera y Tordesillas, Diego de Landa, and Jeronimo de Aguilar all noted different nose piercings that they observed in Mayans and other cultures in Yucatan in general.They believed the different placement and size and shape of beads could denote the specific society the person came from. 

In the United States, nose piercings may have negative connotations. However, more and more companies in the workplace have become more lenient on such issues as piercings and the dress code. If companies did not hire employees with a tattoo or nose piercing, the number of future workers that the companies could hire would be limited as nose piercings are becoming a social norm.

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