Trouble Opening Large Gauge Rings?

Are you struggling to open large gauge ball closure rings, captive bead ring or CBR?

If you are struggling or having trouble opening a large gauge ring (BCR) then read our guide below for advice or alternative products.

Many people who wear large gauge rings have found that once you get to past the 4mm (6 gauge) thickness they can become very difficult to open without special pliers. These ring opening pliers become extremely costly to buy with ones that are designed to open 8mm and upwards costing well over £100. Another issue that may arise when using pliers to open your rings is that damage can occur. This can be in the form of scratching the polished or anodised surface and there is even a chance that you may over widen the ring so the ball is no longer held securely in place.

What are my options?

One option is to ask your local piercer to help fit the jewellery, not an ideal solution if you have not bought the jewellery directly from them. Also they will normally ask a fee after all it is their time and  livelihood.

Another option as we have heard earlier is to fit it yourself using large gauge pliers and hope you can open and close the ring and you don’t slip when inserting it.

The easy to fit option!

We at JoBananas have a solution that requires no pliers or trips to a registered piercer and can be inserted and removed in seconds at will.

Easy Fit Ball Closure Rings – Clip in Balls

Available in plain steel, Gold and Rose Plated steel, Black PVD and Titanium. These heavy gauge rings use a ball that either has spring loaded dimples or a solid ball that slides into a track on the ring. Although this type of jewellery does not have a solid, secure fixing we have found that the balls stay in place well during regular wear.

Titanium is available in plain polished or Anodised finish (coloured).

Please note that not all designs are available in every combination of gauge and diameter so please read the descriptions.

Steel and Gold Plated Easy Fit BCRs are available in the following gauges and diameters.

4mm ==>14, 16, 19, 22, 25mm
5mm ==>14, 16, 19, 22, 25mm
6mm ==>14, 16, 19, 22, 25mm
7mm ==>14, 16, 19mm
8mm ==>14, 16, 19, 22, 25mm
9mm ==>14, 16, 19mm
10mm ==>19, 22mm

Black PVD Easy Fit Rings are available in the following gauges and diameters.

5mm ==>16, 19mm
6mm ==>16, 19mm
7mm ==>14, 16, 19mm
8mm ==>14, 16, 19mm
9mm ==>14, 16, 19mm
10mm ==>16, 19, 22mm

Titanium Easy Fit Rings are available in the following gauges and diameters.

3mm ==>10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 22mm
4mm ==>10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 22mm
5mm ==>12, 14, 16, 19, 22mm
6mm ==>14, 16, 18, 19, 22, 24, 26mm
7mm ==>12, 14, 16mm
8mm ==>14, 16, 19, 22mm
9mm ==> 14, 16, 19, 22mm
10mm ==> 19, 22mm

Please click on any of the images below for further details and to purchase online.

Easy Fit Steel BCR Ring

Easy Fit Black PVD Steel BCR

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Plated Large Gauge Easy Fit BCRSolid Titanium BCR with easy fit ball

 

 

 

 

 

Ball Closure Rings with Screw In Balls

If you are looking for the ultimate easy to fit large gauge ball closure ring (BCR) then these ones with an easy to fit screw in ball are a must.

Again available in plain steel, Gold and Rose Gold plated, Black PVD coated and now Titanium these are the most secure easy to fit rings on the market today. The ball supplied has a threaded male post that simply screws into a female threaded hole on the opening on one side of the ring haunch.

Titanium is available in plain polished or Anodised finish (coloured).

Steel and Gold Plated Screw Ball BCRs are available in the following gauges and diameters.

4mm (6g) x 16mm or 19mm
5mm (4g) x 16mm or 19mm
6mm (2g) x 19mm
8mm (0g) x 19mm or 22mm
10mm (00g) x 19mm
12mm (1/2″) x 19mm

Black PVD Screw On Ball Rings are available in the following gauges and diameters.

5mm (4 gauge) x 16mm (5/8″)
6mm (2 gauge) x 19mm (3/4″)
8mm (0 gauge) x 22mm (7/8″)

Titanium Screw in Ball Closure Rings are available in the following gauges and diameters.

4mm ==>10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 22mm (8mm ball)
5mm ==>14, 16, 19, 20, 22mm (10mm ball)
7mm ==>14, 16, 19, 22mm (10mm ball)
8mm ==>12, 14, 16, 19, 22mm (12mm ball)
9mm ==> 14, 16, 19, 22mm (12mm ball)

Please click on any of the images below for further details and to purchase online.

Steel Large Gauge BCR - Screw In BallGold Plated Steel - Screw On Ball BCR 

 

 

 
Black PVD Large Gauge BCR Ring - Screw on BallTitanium Heavy Gauge BCR Rings With Screw On Ball

 

 

 

 

 

Other Large Gauge Body Piercing Jewellery

Here at JoBananas Body Jewellery we stock an amazing range of piercing jewellery for large gauge stretched piercings. The range as well as including the easy to fit Ball Closure Rings described above also includes standard BCR rings, PA Bars (Curved Barbells) for Prince Albert piercings, heavy gauge segment rings and circular barbells also known as horseshoes.

Check out the full range of Large Gauge Piercing Jewellery by clicking here.