• Straight barbell: a straight tube with threaded balls on each side. You can use it in several parts of the body, it's a very versatile jewel.
  • Curved barbell: also known as a “banana”, it’s a barbell with a slight curve. You can use it in your eyebrow piercings.
  • Circular barbell: forms an incomplete circle. Also known as a “horseshoe” because of its shape. This type of jewel is most common for septum and ear piercings.
  • Industrial barbell: a longer version of the straight barbell, designed to fit between the two openings of an industrial piercing.
  • Captive Bead Ring (CBR): consists of a ring with a partial opening in which a ball is held in place by both sides of the ring.
  • Labret: it consists of a bar with a decoration or ball on one end and a flat surface on the other.
  • Studs: simple pieces of jewelry, worn on the ears, nose or other parts of the body.
  • Internally threaded: the threading is inside the jewel so the accessory screws into it. If you are longing for a new piercing, or if you already have a healed one, this can be a fine option since the surface that comes into contact with the skin is smooth and without sharp edges. And does not allow the accumulation of residue that can generate infections in your piercing. Remember that this type of closing can be found mainly in titanium jewelry. They also tend to be more durable!
  • Threadless: threads are not invited to the party. Instead, the mechanism relies on the tension/friction between the pin and the inside of the jewel. They have a smooth surface which keeps the skin safe. They are easy to use since there is no screwing involved, the manipulation is easier and you can adjust the desired tension. Remember it’s important to bend the top pin a little bit before you introduce it in the bottom to get the fit.
  • Clicker: this mechanism you will find in “infinite” ring or hoops in which the bar is connected and it’s closed by a “click”. At one end of the bar you will find a tip that will be inserted with pressure into the hole located at the other end of the ring. The clicker offers an easy, fast and convenient way to secure your jewelry as it works with pressure and is versatile as it can be used in different piercings.
  • Captive Bead Ring (CBR): voilà, an incomplete ring with a metal ball slightly larger than the opening of the ring. The pressure between the ring’s end-points secures the metal ball. This type of jewelry is very unlikely to snag on clothes because of its enclosed design. Now you can find a wide variety of accessories for your CBR, such as gemstones in different colors and sizes.
  • Seamless: practicality is the last name of this kind of jewels. it's one of the simplest methods for securing jewelry: it consists of a ring with a tiny opening that can be bent in order to put it through the piercing hole.
  • Bezel setting: the protagonist here is a thin band of metal that surrounds the gemstone in order to protect it. This setting prevents snagging on clothes. In Agha Jewelry we use this setting for most of our products, so glue or adhesives to keep the gemstone in place aren´t part of the ingredients of our recipes.
  • Prong setting: it makes more of the gemstone visible in comparison to other settings since it´s held in place by a number of thin “claws” or prongs.
  • Cubic Zirconia: this type of synthetic gemstone makes your jewelry look and feel like a diamond.
  • Swarovski Zirconia: Swarovski has upgraded the manufacturing process for zirconia and gave birth to a branded variant: brighter gems that most closely resemble real diamonds by the form the light came into your christal by the triangular cut form.
  • Flat Swarovski Crystal: Swarovski´s patented cutting methods are responsible for the amazing sparkling in their crystals. The flat surface on one of their sides allows them to fit into jewels without protruding too much.
  • Cabochon-cut opals: Opals are mineraloids composed of silica. Surprisingly they come in almost any color of the visual spectrum! Cabochon refers to a dome-shaped cut. Here at Agha Jewelry, we use cabochon opals in our jewelry to give them a distinct look and allow the use of close to skin jewels.
Titanium Anodizing is a technique used to modify the surface of a metal through an electrochemical process. This surface is converted into a natural anodic oxide. This is achieved by immersing the metal in an electrolytic acid bath and passing an electric current through it. Depending on the voltage used, this can give different colours to the metal.
At Agha Jewelry we use this method so that you can customize your items. When you place your order you can choose between rose gold, gold and more than 20 colors! Remember this can only be done on titanium and niobium pieces. Bear in mind that you can not return your jewel after it has gone through an anodizing process.
PVD is the acronym for Physical Vapor Deposition. The metal or jewel is placed inside a vacuum chamber alongside another “target” metal. A small amount of argon gas is introduced into the chamber and then exposed to an electrical circuit. Argon ions bombard the target metal, releasing its atoms and coating the surface of the jewel. This gives it a thin layer and a new color.
Plating is a process in which a thin layer of gold is deposited on the surface of a metal to make it look like actual solid gold. This can be done by using electricity or chemical methods.
PVD produces a thin layered coating on the surface of the metal, giving it its color. Even though it’s quite resistant, it can still chip or peel if damaged.

On the other hand, anodization integrates the color into the underlying metallic substrate, making it impossible for it to peel off. Anodized metals require low maintenance, they are aesthetically pleasing (retaining their metallic look), safe for humans and environmentally friendly.

Finally, gold plating doesn’t actually alter the molecular structure of the jewel’s metal; it just deposits a layer of gold on top. Because of this, it is much less resistant than the other methods and, if scratched, can reveal the lower original metallic surface.
Even though we try our best to replicate the color of solid gold, anodizing a titanium piece of jewelry will not make it look exactly the same since there is no actual gold being used to cover the surface of the titanium. Instead, an electrical current is what alters the natural color of the titanium.
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