Rook Jewellery


Explore the sophistication of our rook piercing in the helix earrings collection at Medley. Elevate your piercing game with our meticulously crafted Rook Earrings, designed to add a luxurious touch to your curated ear stack. 

Wearing a rook piercing brings a unique level of individuality to your style, allowing you to express yourself with subtlety and distinction. Whether you prefer the sleek simplicity of our ball helix or the intricate detailing of our diamond trio helix, each piece is crafted with precision and elegance. 

Fashioned from premium materials such as 10k solid gold and 925 sterling silver, our Rook Earrings are adorned with natural gemstones like diamonds, emeralds, and blue topaz, adding a touch of opulence to your ensemble. 

Whether worn alone or layered with other pieces, our Rook Earrings are sure to make a statement and elevate your cartilage and helix piercings to new heights.

Wondering if you should get a helix piercing? Delve into our captivating range of cartilage earring options at Medley. Our Helix earring collection extends beyond rook piercings to include stunning daith, conch, and tragus options, allowing you to create the perfect ear stacks. With expanded choices ranging from 6.5mm to 8mm, along with versatile designs, metals, and gemstones, you'll find the ideal piece to reflect your individual style. To find the perfect size, check out our helix piercing size guide.

For those seeking matching earring sets to elevate their style, explore our heart shape, baguette, huggies, or marquise designs. Embrace your uniqueness and radiate with your own distinct shine.

Unveil our handpicked selection of everyday hoop earrings, chunky huggies, or elegant charms to complete your look. Shop online with Medley today and make every accessory a reflection of your personal flair.

What is a rook piercing ?

A rook piercing is an inner-ear piercing located along the cartilage ridge, specifically in the uppermost part of the inner ear, forming a horizontal piercing through the fold of cartilage that separates the inner and outer regions of the ear. This piercing is favored for its unique placement and aesthetic appeal, though it's less common compared to traditional lobe piercings.

A professional piercer will use a sterile needle to carefully pierce the cartilage, ensuring precision and minimizing discomfort. It's important to note that reputable piercers avoid using piercing guns for rook piercings due to the potential for tissue damage and increased risk of infection. 

The jewelry typically used for a rook piercing ranges in size, with common dimensions falling between 6 mm to 8 mm in diameter and typically in 16g gauge. The appropriate size may vary depending on individual anatomy and the exact placement of the piercing. For optimal comfort and fit, it's advisable to consult with your piercer to determine the most suitable jewelry size for your rook piercing. 

How painful is the rook piercing procedure? 

A rook piercing earring is notably more painful compared to some other types of ear piercings. This is primarily due to the thickness of cartilage in the ear, particularly in the rook area. Cartilage is tougher to pierce than soft earlobe tissue, making the process more uncomfortable. But once healed, it is definitely worth it!

How long does it typically take for a rook piercing to heal? 

The healing time for a rook piercing can vary, but it generally ranges from 3 to 12 months for complete healing. However, some individuals may find that their piercing takes longer to heal fully. You'll know your rook piercing has healed when there's no more soreness around the area.

How can I enhance the healing process of my rook piercing?

To promote healing after getting a rook piercing, it's crucial to adhere to a proper aftercare routine. 

  1. Always wash your hands thoroughly before touching your piercing to prevent infection.  
  2. Cleanse the front and back of your rook piercing with a sterile saline solution 2 to 3 times a day. You can use a spray or apply the solution with clean non-woven gauze. 
  3. After cleaning, gently pat the area dry with disposable paper products to avoid bacteria buildup and irritation.

Avoidance Measures:

  • Avoid rotating or twisting the jewelry, as this can interfere with the healing process. 
  • Avoid using harsh soaps or products with dyes or fragrances. 

What to know before getting a rook piercing? 

It's important to wait until your rook piercing is fully healed before changing the jewelry. Changing it too soon can disrupt the healing process and increase the risk of infection. Typically, it's best to wait at least a year before switching to different jewelry styles. If you experience any issues with the size, style, or material of your current jewelry, consult with a professional piercer for assistance.  

During the healing process, it's essential to take precautions while sleeping to prevent irritation to the piercing. Keep your bedding clean and change it regularly to avoid transferring bacteria to the piercing. If you've had your ear pierced, sleeping on your back or the other side will minimize pressure on the piercing. 

After the initial healing period, it's important to visit a piercing studio to downsize your post length if necessary. Downsizing helps prevent complications and ensures the continued health of your piercing. Leaving larger jewelry in for an extended period can lead to discomfort, catching on clothing, and potential migration of the piercing.

Does rook piercing help with anything ?

While some practitioners of auriculotherapy suggest that rook piercings may target pressure points, potentially aiding in migraine reduction and stress relief, empirical evidence supporting these claims remains limited.

What jewelry can you wear in a rook piercing? 

Rook piercings offer an ideal location for stylish jewelry options like seamless gold climbers or elegant diamond drop helix pieces. Initially, a larger baguette helix or clicker hoop is used for piercing to accommodate swelling. As the piercing heals, the jewelry can be downsized for a snugger and more comfortable fit.