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Threadless Nipple Barbells

14ga and 12ga
We now offer threadless nipple barbells!
The both gem end beads can be changed whenever you want. 
We suggest you wait at least two months from getting pierced.




18 gauge Gold Nostril Jewelry

If you were pierced elsewhere at 18 gauge and don't want to downsize it...We have expanded our in house selection of 18 gauge gold nostril screws and rings.

Gold not your thing?  No worries!  We also have stainless steel and titanium nostril jewelry in stock.



Day of the Dead

Check all our new jewelry now in stock for the HALOday! 
We are open 11-8 Monday-Saturday & Sunday noon -5pm. 
Stop in to get a pair before they are gone.

New Jewelry

New jewelry now in stock for the #haloday! 
We are open 11-8 M-Sat & Sun noon -5pm. 
Stop in to get a pair before they are gone.
4ga earrings or weights in rose (Mookite) and yellow (Turquoise) gold
 


December Choose Your Birthstone

Turquoise is the traditional birthstone for December, Blue Zircon is the modern birthstone, but gemstone enthusiasts now accept Tanzanite as Decembers Birthstone also.

Tanzanite

     Tanzanite was discovered in the late 1960s, and is found exclusively, in Tanzania.  It is treasured for, and is often heat treated to achieve, its rich violet-blue color.  Originally purchased as an alternative to Sapphire, it has increased in popularity and is now valued more for its own beauty and brilliance. 





Formula: (Ca2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH)) + (Cr,Sr)
Color: Purple to blue  
Hardness: 6.5

Turquoise 


     The name Turquoise is derived from the French, pierre turquoise, meaning “Turkish stone,” because the trade routes that brought Turquoise to Europe from the mines in central Asia went through Turkey, and Venetian merchants often purchased the stone in Turkish bazaars.

Turquoise varies in color from greenish blue, through robin's egg-blue, to sky blue shades and its transparency ranges from translucent  to opaque.




Formula: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Color: Blue, blue-green, green   
Hardness: 5-7




Blue Zircon


     Zircon is one of the heaviest gemstones; this means that it will weigh more than other stones with the same measurements.
Meanings associated with the Blue Zircon are success, love, luck, happiness and prosperity.  Zircons are thought to increase intuition, durability and steadiness.  Many believe that those who wear the Zircon will experience a decrease in depression and insomnia
Derived from the Arabic word zar and gun, meaning gold and color, zircon is found in a wide range of colors such as: blue, yellow, orange, brown, green, color less and the most prized red!  




Formula: ZrSiO4
Color: Blue
Hardness: 7.5

See more at:  http://www.americangemsociety.org/december-birthstones

Lobe Stretching on Your Own

SNAP PLUGS 

     Halo now carries SnapPlugs in our studio. They are made in two different series;  Series 1 is 4 Gauge to 0 Gauge and Series 2 is 0 Gauge to 1/2".

      The idea is really simple. When it comes to stretching your lobes, it is all about the circumference. By using small and even changes in circumference between one SnapPlug to the next, a safer and more comfortable stretch is realized while reducing the risk of damage and blowouts when stretching your ears on your own.

     Let us look at an example: Stretching a piercing with jewelry that changes by only 1mm in diameter, would result in about a 3mm change in circumference. In comparison, to stretch a piercing by 1mm in diameter using SnapPlugs, it would require about three stretches. This is because SnapPlugs are designed with gradual, systematic changes in circumference of about 1mm, which equate to only about 0.32mm change in diameter per jump.  This makes for a much healthier and usually faster transition even though it involves more steps.

     All other methods of stretching involve products that depend on the standard jewelry sizes that have varying changes in diameter, which result in erratic changes in circumference. Many traditional stretches require skin to stretch as much as 5mm in one stretch, which can cause a great deal of discomfort and damage to the piercing. Even plugs that have small 1mm changes in diameter, result in a stretch that is 3 times as large as a stretch with SnapPlugs. This is why we suggest you wait 2 to 3 months in between stretching when you have us stretch at Halo using traditional sizes.

Each SnapPlug should be worn a minimum of 10 days and up to 30 days, before moving to the next stretch/size.

     What makes SnapPlugs a revolutionary ear stretching system is the implementation of a ‘transition ramp’. The transition ramp is a slightly tapered end located at the back of the plug at the widest part, so it can sit flush with the next plug in the series. Since SnapPlugs only have a 1mm circumfrence increase, the transition ramp helps ensure a smooth, painless stretch each and every time.