Originally, hardly any other jewellery than circular earrings were used in modern Western body piercing. As the body piercing became more of a fashion, a vast amount of specially crafted jewellery became available. Common types of body jewellery now include barbells, captive bead rings, labrets, navel rings, plugs, spirals, and many more. Materials used for production have grown from traditional gold and silver to widespread use of surgical steel as well as titanium, niobium, glass, several kinds of plastics (PTFE, tygon, bioplast, nylon), wood, horn, amber, stone, bamboo, silicone, fossilized ivories, tusks and other bones, and even porcelain. With so many different materials being used, body jewellery can be of some very unusual designs.
14K gold barbells in front of 24K gold for color comparison
Belly button ring that snaps closed
A labret (pronounced with a strong "T") stud is commonly used for piercings through the cheek, such as labret piercings, madonna piercings, monroe piercings, and dimple piercings. It can also be used for other piercings, such as tragus or conchs, just to name a few. Shown with external screw threads
Hand carved tusks made out of horn, these are normally worn in nasal septum piercings