Single-Flare 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 inch.
- Minimalist, understated style
- Ultra lightweight
- Sizes available: 2g, 0g, 00g, 7/16, 1/2
- High-polish 14K yellow gold
- Made by New Yorkers using recycled gold, so it’s a piece you can be proud of
- 2g - 6mm with a 7.5mm flare
- 0g - 8mm with a 9.5mm flare
- 00g - 10mm with a 12mm 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!)
Single-Flare 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 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 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 offer a 14K white gold option for people who really like the look of white metal. Additionally, we proudly provide these Tunnels in rose gold for those seeking a stylish alternative hue. We are also looking to offer a titanium option in the near future.
Are these tunnels OK to use on freshly stretched ears?
Yes! Single Flare Tunnels can be pushed in easily and held with an o-ring.
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!
Single Flare Tunnels Are here!
Introducing our Single Flare Tunnels. Made from 14K Recycled Gold, these tunnels are easy-to-wear and include an O-ring, ensuring a secure fit. Currently our Single Flare Tunnels are available in 5 sizes, from 2g up to 1/2" for Larger sizes check out our Double Flare Tunnels available in 10 sizes, from 2g up to 1"!
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.