The nose jewellery market is the fastest growing of all piercings, the huge amount of people getting nose piercings is astounding. I would love to see some statistics on this. I know that in my own studio nose piercings have trebled within the last year.
You cannot compare a cheap, made from whatever painted with whatever, nose ring with a handmade one. But if all your budget will allow you is the former you will make do with it. Many handmade pieces of body jewellery are purchased as gifts and parents, although they may not buy into the whole 'having holes in your face to look cool' philosophy would rather know their offspring were wearing quality items rather than those which could cause problems.