- Step 1: Use a disinfectant hand soap to wash your hands, your navel piercing, and your body jewellery.
- Step 2: The ball in the captive bead belly ring is referred to as a 'bead' because it has two beaded dents in the side of the balls where it meets the circumference of the piercing shaft. We recommend sitting down when you open a captive bead ring so that if the ball falls out it lands in your lap (nothing worse then lost jewellery balls! argh). The ball is being held in place from the tension of the sphere, to release the tension simply apply outward pressure to both sides of the belly ring.
- Step 3: Likewise, once you insert your new jewellery, line up the beads on either side and slot the ball back into the opened space.
Plated Yellow Gold | 16g | 10mm (3/8 Inch)
16g Skull Classic Captive Belly Ring in Gold
This belly ring is currently sold out, it is available for pre-order and will take approximately 7-14 days to arrive. If there are other items in your order we will send those ahead of this belly ring with no extra postage costs.
Introducing our new gothic skull bead ball closure captive belly button rings.
This captive belly ring is comprised of premium 316L Surgical Steel with 14k Yellow Gold Plating.
NOTE: This is a smaller gauge 16g belly ring suitable for thinner piercings or partially closed navel piercings. For standard size piercings check out our 14g range.
Yes, we accept returns, even for change of mind. Our items are hygienically dispatched to you in heat sealed plastic sleeves. Please inspect your jewellery prior to opening the sealed sleeve. Due to hygiene reasons we can not accept returns for 'sizing' or 'change of mind' once the plastic sleeve has been tampered. All returns must be requested within 14 days of receipt.
FREE delivery applies Australia wide for orders over $30. Free delivery applies for all international orders over $150.
We offer express post options for urgent orders. All orders are typically fulfilled within 1-2 business days. We dispatch at Tweed Heads Post Office, a Gold Coast Metro facility with a fast reliable turn around. Read more about our delivery and return policies on our FAQ page.
Australian Delivery Options - $4.90 or free for orders over $30
- Standard Mail: 3-6 Business days
- Priority Post: 2-4 Business days
- Express Post: 1-2 Business Days
New Zealand Delivery Options -
- Economy Mail: 5-15 Business days (suspended service from 27th June)
- Registered Mail: 5-10 Business days
- International Express: 2-5 Business days
US, UK and Rest of World-
- International Mail: 8-20 Business days (depending on location, typically around 8-12 business days)
- International Express Post: 3-8 Business Days
How to establish your preferred length for belly jewellery.
The listed length (inches" or millimetres as shown above) refers to the distance between the balls. It is the length of the piercing shaft in fractional inches/millimeters and not the length of the full belly jewellery.
If you are unsure what size you are, measure a piece of navel jewellery that currently fits you correctly and assess which size shown below will best fit. TIP: Most professional belly piercings are done at the standard 10mm to 11mm lengths. If your piercing was done sometime ago your piercing may have shrunk to a smaller size over the years.
NOTE: When you are initially pierced, due to anticipated swelling, your piercer will most likely use a size 12mm bar. This is to allow space for your swollen skin during the healing time. Once this healing process settles down (typically within 6 months give or take) your navel ring size should most likely go back to a standard 10mm. If at any stage you are uncertain, pop in and ask your piercer, I'm sure they will be able to assist.
For non-standard size piercings, we have a collection of custom sizeable navel rings here.
Length Conversion (eg. 3/8" 10mm)
|8mm (short length)
|10mm (standard sizes)
|11mm (standard sizes)
TummyToys® Size Guide
All TummyToys® Sleepers are 14g gauge (as below) and are 7/16" in length - 11mm is shown on the diagram (left).
Full radius of the clasp when closed is 13.5mm edge to edge.
Custom Clasp Sizes
Only the solid gold and solid platinum TummyToys® clasps can be down sized.
Clasps can be down-sized (maximum 3mm shorter) or increased in size, custom sizes are an additional $40 for each peice and is available for solid gold and solid platinum only.
NB: There are NO refunds once we resize any product.
Pregnancy / Maternity Belly Button Ring Size Information
As your belly grows, your navel piercing stretches. During this time, it is best to wear a flexible PTFE or Bio Flex belly ring to avoid irritation.
Tummy Toys pregnacy belly rings are a standard size 14 gauge - as per above sizing and are sold in the following lengths. Anything shorter is not recommended as you can optionally cut these belly rings to a smaller size anyway if they are far too long for your piercing. Our pregnancy belly rings are self threading and your purchase from The Belly Ring Shop will include instructions on how to do this. For threading assistance please feel free to contact us.
|Up to 7 months
|Up to full term
|Up to full term
Gauge - width of the shaft (eg. 14g)
Navel jewellery is measured by gauges. The higher the gauge the smaller the piercing. 14g is the standard size that fits most piercings. To go up to 12g (and wider) you will need to have your piercing stretched.
The majority of navel rings sold at The Belly Ring Shop are available in the standard 14g size unless otherwise specified. We have various alternative sizes available in the custom resizable collection here.
16g is actually a smaller piercing gauge then 14g. Often people who leave their piercing without jewellery for too long end up switching to a 16g as their piercing partially closes, however there are far less choices in belly button rings in a 16g so retaining your 14g piercing is much more beneficial.
Refer to the chart below for specific details.
Ball Size Conversion Chart
All belly ring balls for sale at The Belly Ring Shop website fit 14g shafts, unless otherwise specified. See below for a selection of our 14g replacement belly ring balls or click here for the full collection of body jewellery parts.
Plated jewellery is perfect if you want the style of gold or antique plating without the price tag. It allows you to save money and buy more body jeweller pieces! Take caution though, plated jewellery (unlike solid gold) will fade over time, especially when it is regularly exposed to water or chemicals like soaps, creams, sun lotion, tanning oils and cleaning products. Even your perspiration and the PH balance of your skin can affect the lifespan of gold plated jewellery. It's impossible to predict how long your gold plated body jewellery will last as this depends on many factors, including how often you wear it and the conditions it's exposed to. Chlorine, salt water and pool chemicals can have an aging effect on your shiny plated jewels, for this reason we recommend replacing your gold plated body jewellery with surgical steel, 925 Sterling silver or solid gold when showering or swimming and saving your plated jewellery for other special occasions.
NOTE: Do NOT store your plated jewellery in the bathroom or anywhere humid, this will speed up the aging process. Keep plated jewellery dry and away from the elements.