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Body Jewelry Materials

Body Jewelry Materials

 

We only sell the highest quality body piercing jewelry that is safe to use on all body piercings.

Highest Quality 316LVM Surgical Stainless Steel

Non-Allergic Anodized 6AL4V-ELi Titanium

Nickel-Free 14K Gold

High Grade .925 Sterling Silver

Dental Grade Acrylic

 

About Our Gold Jewelry

Our gold body jewelry is handmade in the USA by our very own, in-house jewelers. This allows us to customize our jewelry to your specific needs, using only the highest quality materials, including nickel-free 14K gold. Custom sizes and lengths are available upon request. If you do not see what you need, please contact us toll free at 1-800-420-7002 / 561-282-6790 for pricing and to order.

 

Body Jewelry Specs

Choosing the right type of body jewelry is sometime difficult if you are unfamiliar with your body piercing size. Please see our Body Jewelry Size Help page for assistance. If you are still uncertain about the size of your piercing, we recommend contacting your piercer. He/she is generally happy to help.

Fresh Trends Size Information

 

All body jewelry and products on FreshTrends.com Body Jewelry & Fashion Accessories have accurate descriptions including gauge, size, length, materials, etc. to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for. If you have any further questions regarding any of our products, please feel free to contact our customer service representatives by email [email protected] or calling 1-800-420-7002 / 561-282-6790 during standard business hours.

 

Body Jewelry Care

The most important thing to do when you are about to insert any type of body jewelry is to clean it. It is very important to take proper care of you body piercing jewelry.

Here are some helpful hints for proper body jewelry care and cleaning:

Do not soak acrylic balls and jewelry with gemstones in alcohol, as this can damage the acrylic by making it shatter and loosen any adhesive utilized on the piece.

The best way to clean your jewelry is to wash it with warm soapy (antibacterial soap) water and ALWAYS avoid harsh detergents.

You may also use a cotton ball dipped in a little bit of alcohol and gently wipe the barbell or the portion that will pass through your body piercing.

Always remove dangling body jewelry when sleeping, swimming, exercising, or when you are wearing clothing that might get caught on your piercing.

Threaded jewelry balls sometimes have a tendency to come loose with regular use, so make sure to check them regularly, so that you don't lose them. If loose, gently tighten them.

Make sure not to over tighten your body jewelry as this will strip the threads.

Tongue rings and body jewelry can be damaged or begin to loose their color by acidic foods, alcohol, cigarette smoke, coffee, mouthwash, chlorine, soaps, etc.

Vibrating, Blinking/Flashing or other tongue piercing jewelry that require batteries to function may get damaged with over use. Make sure to remove these when sleeping and to check the batteries regularly.

Always WASH your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning, or touching on or near your piercing for any reason.

These tips should help you keep your body jewelry in the best condition possible. If you have any more questions regarding proper body jewelry care and cleaning we recommend contacting your local qualified body piercing professional. They are generally happy to help.

 

What Does Internally Threaded & Externally Threaded Mean?

Internally Threaded body jewelry refers to when a male ball threads into a female shaft. as seen below. Being much less likely to cause damage and irritation, especially at the time of piercing, internally threaded jewelry is considered superior to externally threaded jewelry. It is usually slightly more expensive than externally threaded jewelry, due to the extra machining and labor involved.

 

Externally Threaded body jewelry refers to when a female ball that threads onto a male shaft. All of our jewelry is externally threaded unless otherwise noted. This type of barbell is usually only used when the gauge of the bar is too small to allow it to be internally threaded, or in cheap, mass produced body jewelry. Some higher-end manufacturers make externally threaded barbells with "step-down threading", where the threaded section has a smaller diameter than the wearable section; these are fairly uncommon and usually internally threaded barbells are used in their place. Step-down threaded jewelry ends can be inserted into the blunt end of a hollow piercing needle, allowing for less irritation during initial placement than regular external barbells or even internally threaded barbells.

 

When is it safe to change my piercing jewelry?

 

Healed Piercing

 

The rate at which your body piercing heals varies greatly from person to person. Some piercings can take up to a year to heal properly. Even after the piercing has healed, reinsertion can be difficult and sometimes impossible.

 

You should not change your body jewelry during the initial healing period. The initial piercing healing time is usually about 2-5 months. Be sure to always wear appropriate jewelry in your piercings, even when fully healed. Always make sure to disinfect your body jewelry before use (even if it is band new). If you must remove the jewelry temporarily, call your piercer, or use a retainer to retain the piercing until you can reinsert the jewelry. There is no long term effects if you decide to permanently remove your piercing jewelry, in most cases only a small indentation will remain.