The spring works really well to hold on the jewlery. I initially got it to use as a fake septum ring, but because it's a spring, it makes the ring crooked in my nose and it looks awful. Instead, I used it as a regular nose ring (even though its a bit big). It looks good! The only downside is that you really have to move it around to find a place where it doesn't hurt. The spring side is flat and not painful at all, but the otherside is pretty painful and leave a mark in my nose.This is not something that can be worn for long periods of time as it hurts too much. It does look good as a traditional nose ring or even looks good on the ear.I would reccomend for short term uses or to test out the look/placement before acually commiting to a piercing.