Double-Flared Tunnel for Stretched Ear
[This listing is for a single tunnel. To get a matched pair, kindly adjust the quantity to "2." If you wish to order two or more tunnels with different sizes, please add them individually to your cart.]
These tunnels are for those looking to upgrade their stretched ear jewelry to something more high end. Crafted in high-polish 14K yellow gold (nickel-free, of course), they're sleek and classy for when you'd like to dress your ears up yet hypoallergenic and understated enough to be your daily wear piece. Available from 2g to 1/2 in. Larger sizes coming soon. Please send a special request for sizes above 1 in.
2g - 6mm with a 7.5mm flare
0g - 8mm with a 10mm flare
00g - 10mm with a 11.5mm flare
7/16th - 11mm with a 13mm flare
1/2in - 12mm with a 14mm flare
At the moment, our double-flare tunnels are made to order, so please allow up to two (2) weeks before your order is shipped. (But please welcome the surprise if we can get it to you faster than that!)
- Minimalist, understated style
- Ultra lightweight
- Sizes available: 2g, 0g, 00g, 7/16th in, 1/2 in
- High-polish 14K yellow gold
- Made by New Yorkers using recycled gold, so it’s a piece you can be proud of
Double-Flared Tunnel for Stretched Ear
What is recycled gold? Is every 14K gold piece from RIVA New York made of recycled gold?
Recycled gold, sometimes referred to as reclaimed gold, is gold made from old jewelry (or gold bars or coins), and discarded electrical and electronic equipment. The gold is melted down, refined (and re-refined) until all impurities and metals are removed, and the gold goes back to its most pure form. Gold can be recycled with very little to no degradation, and so purchasing/owning jewelry made from recycled gold is a very smart and sustainable approach. Yes, every 14K gold piece from RIVA New York is made of 100% recycled gold. We purchase recycled gold from SCS-certified suppliers; we also recycle gold from old jewelry and jewelry scraps.
Is this item available in sterling silver?
We will not be making our double-flared tunnels for stretched ears in sterling silver. While sterling silver is safe to wear in fully-healed stretched ears, experts we have consulted with do not recommend it for extended wear. We want you to be able to wear our double-flared tunnels for longer than short term, which is why we decided to make them in nickel-free 14K yellow gold, one of the 2 most hypoallergenic metals for piercings. We might offer a 14K white gold option in the future, for people who really like the look of white metal. We are also looking to offer a titanium option in the near future.
Are these tunnels OK to use on freshly stretched ears?
We kindly advise against wearing these tunnels until your ears have fully healed from the stretching process. It is advisable to wait for a period of up to six (6) weeks before using these double-flared tunnels or any other similar plugs in your ears. During the healing phase, we suggest opting for single-flared tunnels in titanium, which are more suitable for this stage.
Good to Know
Made by New Yorkers
This piece is made with tender loving care by talented artisans in our Brooklyn, NY, facilities. A crew so diverse it reflects the melting pot of a city in which we operate—and who have more than 200 years of combined experience in jewelry making!
A Staff Favorite
This piece is definitely one of our favorites here at RIVA New York. Some of the people in our team own this piece and wear it everyday like second skin! We also like buying them as gifts for our loved ones!
There's no middleman here, since your RIVA New York pieces literally beeline from our benches to your shipping box, so you can rest assured that you won't see insane markups from us. One of our goals for 2025 is to be more transparent with our costs!
Let's Do Our Part
Why Recycled Materials?
RIVA New York makes this earring using recycled metals. Especially for the ethical consumer in you! By making a conscious decision to purchase and/or wear jewelry that is made from ethically sourced and recycled materials, you are showing respect and empathy not just towards artisans, but towards the planet, as well; and you are doing your part in putting a stop to illegal and/or child labor, unsafe working conditions and unfair labor practices. Click here to read up on RIVA New York’s commitment to ethical sourcing and recycling.