There are many different options for stretching your ears and crescent ear stretchers are a great choice. Crescent ear stretchers are crescent shaped pieces of jewellery that you can use to stretch your ear piercings. They are thickest in the middle and allow you to gradually insert the stretcher until the middle part is comfortably in your piercing. There are many different shapes of ear stretchers so it is really down to personal preference which shape you use. I stretched my ears to 12mm and 14mm using a combination of crescent and straight ear stretchers. Personally I found the crescents more comfortable to wear while my ear healed, but everyone is different.
Different Crescent Ear Stretchers
You can find crescent ear stretchers in a wide choice of materials but the most popular are surgical steel, acrylic and buffalo horn. All are excellent materials for stretching with and it is really a question of which material your skin reacts best to. Steel can be a little heavier but this is only noticeable once you get to large gauges. You may need a pair of O-rings to keep your crescent in place – most crescents come with O-rings but check before you buy.
Crescent Ear Stretcher Kits
If you plan on stretching by more than 1 gauge, it is worth looking at crescent ear stretcher kits. These kits include a few ear stretchers in successive gauges, so you will have everything you need to stretch up to your desired size. They are usually cheaper than buying the stretchers one at a time. Here at BJS we have three different kits so you can choose the material and size you prefer.