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:: Septums ::
Herein lies a gallery of our offerings of septum shapes in natural materials,
as well as ethnographic septum pieces.
Click on the highlighted words above to jump directly to those sections.
Please visit the specific material pages on the rest of this website
to view full information about availability, prices, and sizing.
Septums can be straight spikes or slightly bent tusks, pincher shapes, rods, or cylinders,
with pointed or blunt ends, in all manner of lengths and materials.
There are many other possibilities besides spikes, tusks, or pinchers, as seen below.
Sizes range from as small as 22ga in horn pinchers up to well over 1" in New Guinea bone septum jewelry.
Materials utilized and shown here include:
water buffalo horn, bone, porcupine quills, boar tusks, fossilized mammoth and walrus ivory,
obsidian, serpentine, and other stone cylinders,
bamboo, amber, and ethnographic pieces in shell and gold.
Custom wood (6ga minimum) or bamboo pieces (11ga current minimum) can also be made to order.
We do not currently offer custom stone nor amber.
Looking for body jewelry for other piercings?
Other body jewelry offerings for non-earlobe piercings include:
ethnic septum rings, upper ear cartilage jewelry (hoops or dangling earrings from India, and gold internally threaded barbells from S. India), and custom tongue and conch shapes from hardwood.
There are a lot of possibilities for other shapes which can be used in a number of areas, depending on the thickness of the piercing and the appropriateness of the shape. For example, we have had customers use claw shapes in upper ear or navel piercings, cylinder shapes for nipple, conch, and a variety of below the belt piercings, and one-flares for all manner of things. Be creative!
HORN and BONE SEPTUMS
Shown below are water buffalo horn and bone septums,
also shown in the septum section of our horn and bone page.
Sizes are measured on the central on the wearing surface.
Horn and bone curved septum tusks,
straight septum spikes, mustache shapes, etc.
We currently have 21ga to 3/4" or so.
Horn or bone pinchers
(like CBR's without beads, but super small in overall diameter).
We currently have 22ga to 00ga.
Horn or bone CBR shapes
(not as small as the pinchers overall;
these may be too large for most people).
We currently have 17ga to 00ga.
CBRs are shown within the shapes section of our horn and bone page.
A comparison between the larger in overall diameter CBR
and the smaller in diameter pincher.
OTHER HORN and BONE SEPTUM POSSIBILITIES
Other shapes that have been utilized by customers for septum piercings include the following
(which also appear in the
other horn and bone section of our horn page):
rare orange/yellow colored porcupine quills from 9ga to 2ga...
normal colored porcupine quills from hair thin to 1ga...
horn hairpipes from >0ga to >00ga...
...and boar's tusks or
(not shown on this page:) warthog tusks
starting at 00ga or so, up to huge sizes.
These obsidian and serpentine stone septum
straight spikes and curved tusks
range from <4ga to 00ga or so, and
live over on our stones page.
OTHER STONES for SEPTUMS
The above long cylinders (rods) or crescent shapes
in various stones can all be found on our stones page,
ranging from 8ga to 3/4" or even larger.
We can make burnt designs on the wearing surface of bamboo septum plugs, as shown above.
Long rods or short retainers or plugs in bamboo
can naturally be made without burnt designs as well.
These can be custom ordered with any length,
with diameters starting at 11ga.
SEPTUMS in OTHER MATERIALS
Other possibilities and natural materials for septums include:
short cylinders or mild saddle shapes as retainers in amber, stone, horn, bone, or hardwood.
:: Ethnic and Tribal Septum Jewelry ::
Most of the jewelry below is quite large, and some would be difficult to wear,
though we've had customers who have sported similar ones!
They are also great as display, museum, or collector's pieces.
These can all be found over on our ethnographic jewelry pages.
NEW GUINEA SHELL and BONE SEPTUMS
BIG New Guinea shell septum pieces.
Seven New Guinea bone septums.
Papua New Guinea cowrie shell septum pieces from Wogomush (river and tribe).
One of the cowrie shells slides off to act as a sort of 'primitive' o-ring!
Pre-Columbian gold septum pieces from:
Peru (flat in cross-section, shown first),
Panama (front and back views shown in the middle), and
Columbia (three different septums shown last, two of which have side 'wings').
These can all be found living over on our ethnographic jewelry of the Western Hemisphere (The Americas) page.