Fancy body jewelry for navels comes in two basic configurations; dangles or top-down style. Dangles are just about anything that hangs, or ‘dangles’ from the main shaft that holds the piece in place. Top-downs are pieces that are configured so that the main piece is fastened to the top of the bar, instead of hanging from the bottom of the bar.
Top-down body jewelry is preferable if you are a bit insecure about how your navel looks, or if you have an ‘outtie’ that you want to be less visible. When shopping for top-down body jewelry, make sure that the piece features a hinge at the top so that when you sit down the piece is not poking you. Hinged top-down belly rings are available from finer sellers of body jewelry.