Finding your perfect conch hoop size depends on a couple of factors:
- Your individual anatomy - everyones ears are different so the diameter you need will be based on your skin thickness and ear shape. Unfortunately body jewellery isn't universal, so what works for one person may not necessarily work for you.
- Your piercing placement - generally a conch piercing is made just off centre inside the ear, however some piercers may make it slighter closer to the edge of the ear or further in so this can be the biggest factor to take into consideration when choosing the correct inner diameter for you.
Generally conch rings range from 10mm upwards, sometimes as large as 14mm. Those with smaller ears or with a conch pierced nearer to the edge of the ear may require a 10mm for a tighter fit. Ideally, you want the hoop to be comfortable but snug, with little movement or drooping. In my experience, 11mm is the most commonly used size for most, however as mentioned above it will all depend on those two factors of your anatomy and piercing placement. Our 'Essentials' Plain Seamless Hinged Rings are available in standard 16g and 18g (slightly thinner) thickness with inner diameters of 10mm and 12mm for a conch. If you're a sparkle lover, our 'Angel' Seamless Crystal Clicker is available in 10mm and 11mm, with more sizes coming in the future.
It's usually a process of trial and error to find your perfect fit, however we always recommend visiting your local piercing studio who carried out your piercing as they will be able to measure your ear and offer some professional advice.
As you can see in the image below, I wear the 10mm Angel Clicker in my conch piercing very comfortably. It's a snug fit and doesn't droop down the ear unlike the 11mm which has a lot of movement and is too large for my individual anatomy.