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Surgical Steel Captive Bead Rings 18G - 6G

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FreshTrends Surgical Steel Captive Bead Rings 18G - 6G
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We carry a vast selection of captive bead rings in every gauge and size. Captives are the most basic item of body jewelry that every one with a piercing must have. Captive Rings are used for pretty much any piercing. Our large selection of captives in all gauges and diameters allows you to choose the perfect fit for your piercing.

Piercing Type:Nipple , Cartilage , Eyebrow , Lip , Septum , Tragus , Nose
Material:Surgical Steel
Barbell Material:316L Surgical Steel



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Like it, but wrong size.

Reviewer: A viewer from 2

I really liked the CBR for my cartilage, but unfortunely the 16G 5/16 was too big....would not go in at all so I'm ordering the 18G and see if that will work. I guess my piercing is smaller than others. I ordered 16G because I read that it is the standard piercing for a cartilage and others on here said they ordered 16G and liked them. Anyways, the CBR's look very nice for the price and I recieved them in the mail very quick. Just be sure to know what size piercing you have.

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Captive bead rings are great!

Reviewer: A viewer from Whitewright, TX US

I have every size from 18 to 10 gauge and I love them all. The bigger gauges get harder to separate, but they still go in well. You just have to learn how to use your hands to get everything in smoothly. They look cool and are very comfortable, not even too heavy in the bigger gauges. Just perfect.

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CBR's are great for helix piercings!

Reviewer: A viewer from Sometownin, TN US

I think captive bead rings are WAY more comfortable than circular barbells or regular studs. I highly recommend them to anyone with helix piercings! I got the 18g 5/16" for mine, and they are so comfortable.

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Comfortable and Attractive CBRs!

Reviewer: A viewer from 2

I'm a busy mom, with 5 piercings in my ear lobes and a nose ring. I'm sensitive to cheap metals... so I need my jewelry to be gold, silver or surgical steel.

I wear these SS 18 gauge CBRs all the time! They're the most comfortable way to maintain my piercings (when I don't have time to bother with fancy earrings, etc...).

I don't even have to take them out to clean them... I just use a Q-tip and some alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to swab my lobe and the CBR, then I rotate the CBR, to be sure the sanitizing agent gets inside my piercings.

The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars... is because sometimes the beads fall out, so you have to be careful with the 18 gauge CBRs. I imagine the heavier wires would hold the beads more securely... but I wanted a light and feminine look for my piercings.

I highly recommend these CBRs and I'll be back to buy them in gold too!

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Perhaps I'm alone here...

Reviewer: A viewer from 2

I bought these for my two helix piercings, one in each ear. They look great online and even in person. However, I feel like the 18g's might actually be smaller than your average 18g.

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Size Help

Size Help

Body Jewelry Size Help

Standard Body Piercing Sizes:
These are the standard sizes used for each piercing in body jewelry. Please note that we cannot guarantee that this is the size used for YOUR piercing. These are the standard gauges and lengths used by professional piercers. Everyone's body is different, and sometimes piercers will use different lengths and gauges depending on your body.

Standard Gauge
Standard Length
Belly / Navel Ring
Nose Piercing
20G and 18G


Tongue Piercing
Cartilage Piercing
1/4" and 5/16"
Eyebrow Piercing
16G (14G is also commonly used)
5/16" and 3/8"
Industrial Barbell
1 1/2"
Labret Lip Rings
14G (16G is also commonly used)

5/16", 3/8", or 7/16"

Monroe Piercing

5/16" or 3/8"

Nipple Piercing
Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch
3/8", 7/16", 1/2", and 5/8"
Ear 20G and 18G  


How to Measure Body Jewelry:
Please find a conversion charts below for those of you using the metric system.

Barbell Gauge Chart
22G .025" 0.64mm
20G .032" 0.81mm
Barbell Length & Diameter Chart
Inches Millimeters
1/4" 6.4
5/16" 7.9
3/8" 9.5
7/16" 11
1/2" 13
9/16" 14.3
5/8" 16
3/4" 19
7/8" 22
15/16" 23.8
1" 25.4
1 1/2" 38

Measuring Lengths & Diameters of Piercing Jewelry

Captive Bead Rings - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Captive Bead Rings

Captive Bead Rings are measured from the largest inside diameter.

Captive Bead Rings are also known as C.B.R.'s, B.C.R.'s & Ball Captive Rings. They come in many variations, shapes, sizes, but the same measuring rule applies. Always measure the largest inside diameter of the circle.

We carry captives in gauges 18G-00G
Also available in 22G-00G in 14kt Gold.
All captives sizes 4G-00G are spring loaded for easy insertion and removal.

Straight Barbell - Body Jewelry Size Chart

Measure the length of a barbell between the two balls along the length of the bar, as shown in the diagram.

We carry barbells in gauges 18G-00G

Also available in 22G-00G in 14kt Gold.

Circular/Horseshoe Barbell - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Circular Barbells / Horseshoe Barbells

Circulars / Horseshoes barbells are commonly used as belly rings, nipple rings, eyebrow rings, earrings, ear plugs, and for genital piercings. Circulars / Horseshoes are measured from the largest inside diameter.

We carry circulars in gauges 18G - 00G.
Also available in 22G-00G in 14kt Gold.

Curved / Bent Barbell - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Curved Barbells

Curved barbells, also know as bent barbells, are commonly used for belly button rings, nipple rings, and eyebrow jewelry. Curved barbells are measured in a straight line from the inner length between the two balls.

We carry curved barbells is gauges 16G - 00G.

Nose Rings - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Nose Rings

Nose Twists, also known as nose screws, are measured from the base of the ball / charm to the beginning of the twist, as shown in the diagram. Measure nose bones to the end of the shaft, before the beaded tip. Nose fishtails are measured from the base of the ball / charm to the end of the barbell.

Standard gauge for nose rings is 18 Gauge.
We carry nose rings in 18G-20G in many designs

Labret / Lip Rings - Body Jewelry Size Chart

Labrets /Lip Rings / Monroes are measured from the base of the ball to the top of the flat disc. Standard size for labrets is 5/16".

We carry labrets in many different sizes and styles.

Ear Plugs / Earlets - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Plug Body Jewelry
An Ear plug length is measured from the inside edge of the horizontal line, as shown in the diagram. The same measurement applies of Earlets and Ear Tunnels body jewelry.

Plugs are manufactured in many different materials, designs, and variations. We carry plugs, earlets, tunnels and eyelets in 14 Gauge - 00 Gauge.