Choosing The Perfect Diamond Flat Back

At FreshTrends, we take pride in handcrafting all of our flat backs. We hand make the perfect item for your individual lip, ear, and nose piercing—the right size stone, a superb setting, and the perfect amount of sparkle. Use the information below to help pick the perfect piece.


Choosing the right setting is important. We offer two standard setting types: prong and bezel settings. We make our own settings in house to ensure they are perfect for use as ear, lip, and nose piercing jewelry, sitting as flush to the skin as possible and exposing the diamond to the correct amount of light to maximize the sparkle from your genuine diamond.

Our prong settings are available in two design options: low-set and high-set. The martini prong setting covers as little of the diamond as possible, maximizing the sparkle in each genuine diamond. Traditional basket settings have a high profile, which allows plenty of light to pass through the stone to ensure maximum brilliance. Our bezel setting is a great alternative to prong settings because, not only do they look sleek and modern, they also don't get caught on your clothes or towels.

Metal Color & Quality

Quality of material is very important in piercing jewelry, that is why we do not use nickel in our body jewelry. All of our body jewelry is crafted using solid 14k gold; it is not gold plated, or gold filled. A full analysis of our metals is available for review here. We laboratory test our gold stock to ensure our jewelry adheres to the highest standards.

14k White Gold – We use palladium as the alloy to obtain the white color instead of nickel for our white gold. Each piece is rhodium plated for a bright white finish.

14k Yellow Gold –
 Classic yellow gold with rich yellow tones.

14k Rose Gold – 
We use no plating in our rose gold. The pink color is made by adding additional copper to the gold.

Gemstone Size

2mm – A popular dainty size, it offers the perfect balance between subtle and sparkly (0.03ct).

2.5mm – The perfect size. Subtle yet elegant, it's our bestseller (0.06ct).

3mm –  Some serious sparkle, for those looking for something glamorous (0.10ct)

3.5mm –
Just the right size and glimmer to not go unnoticed (0.17ct)

4mm – 
Jaw-dropping size that will make your piercing "pop" (0.25ct)

Diamond Clarity 

Diamonds are measured by the four C’s – cut, clarity, color, and carat weight. 

We hand select only the finest brilliant-cut VS1 diamonds* for our diamond studs.  In other words, we carefully check each stunning diamond for optimum sparkle.  

*VS1 – Very slightly included, which means that under a 10x loupe/microscope, very minor imperfections are visible.

SI1 – 
Slightly included, which means that under a 10x loupe/microscope, minor imperfections are visible.

Diamond Nose Ring quality grade

Flat Back Charm And Post Styles

Gauge And Length

The gauge refers to the thickness of the barbell that passed through your piercing. The higher the number, the thinner the gauge, a fact that causes widespread confusion to those who lack piercing savvy.

The length of your piercing jewelry refers to the wearable length of the barbell that goes through your piercing. It is measured from the top to the bottom of the straight barbell and does not include the balls or charms.

Our flat back studs are available in 18G, 16G, 14G, and in a variety of lengths. Check out our complete body jewelry size guides and gauge conversion charts for more help.
It is always best to consult with your local piercer to establish the perfect size for your piercing before you place your order.

Length Size Chart for Piercing Jewelry

How To Wear

Flat back studs are versatile pieces that can be worn in most cartilage, lobe, lip, and nose piercings. The flat disc backing is a great lip ring alternative to hoops since you can wear a variety of charms, gemstones and diamond stud options. Flat back earrings are also a good alternative to the traditional ball backing cartilage earring since it has a more discrete backing that doesn't stick out, plus it's more comfy.

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