were only mentioned in the Bible
in Isa. 3:21, although referred to in Gen. 24:47,
Prov. 11:22, Hos. 2:13.
They were among the most valued of ancient female ornaments.
They "were made of ivory
, and occasionally jewelled.
They were more than an inch in diameter, and hung upon the mouth
gave one to Rebekah
which was of gold and weighed half a shekel
At the present day the women in the country and in the desert wear these ornaments in one of the sides of the nostrils
, which droop like the ears
Nose rings, Nose studs are amongst the jewellery widely used in India and first found in India.