size guide

Size Guide

Because everyone’s anatomy is different, we offer a wide range of post lengths and ring diameters to ensure you have the best, most comfortable fit for your piercings. Closer fits also allow you to create detailed and intricate stylings for your Curated Ear®. 

Find Your Perfect Fit

Post Length: From the back of the frontal to the end of the post, this represents the length of an earring. MARIA TASH threaded studs typically come in 6.5mm lengths, but we carry many sizes to suit different piercings and personal anatomy, including 5mm, 8mm, 9.5mm, 11mm. 

Hoop Size: Diameter is the measurement across the inner part of the ring that determines its size. Although the most common diameters for MARIA TASH jewelry are 6.5mm and 8mm, many of our hoops come in 5mm, 9.5mm, 11mm, and more.

Post Sizes

Traditional studs are the most common type of earring. Simply slide the butterfly backing on the post. We recommend these for Lobe piercings since they're both secure and easy to switch on and off. 

We recommend threaded studs for 24/7 comfort in cartilage piercings. They screw into place with smooth backs that lay flush against the ear and don’t poke out or get caught on hair and clothing. We offer six different post sizes so every client can find the perfect fit. Your ideal post length is determined by the thickness of your ear anatomy.

High or Stacked Lobe: 6.5mm
Helix: 6.5mm
Conch: 6.5mm
Tash Rook: 5mm
Tragus: 6.5mm
Forward Helix: 5mm
Nostril: 6.5mm
Earlobe, piercing 1 and 2: 6.5mm
Earlobe, piercing 3 and up: 5mm

Hoop Sizes

MARIA TASH hoops are offered in multiple diameters to work for different anatomy and piercing placements. With these variations, you have more opportunity to be creative in your curations.

If you would like to buy a hoop for a specific piercing location, we recommend the following diameter sizes.

Earlobe, piercing 1 and 2: 8mm
Earlobe, piercing 3 and up: 6.5mm
Helix: 8mm
Conch: 11mm
Tragus: 6.5mm
Forward Helix: 5mm

Ring Size Comparison

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The post you are pierced with is always slightly longer to accommodate any swelling that may occur within the first month. After four to six weeks, once the swelling has subsided and healing is underway, we swap out your post for a shorter one to prevent jewelry from getting snagged or migrating away from its original angle. Your downsize is always a complimentary service when performed with MARIA TASH jewelry because we are passionate about giving you the perfect fit.