Body Jewelry Materials
At FreshTrends we pride ourselves on selling only the highest quality body piercing jewelry that is safe to use on all body piercings. This is why we only offer body jewelry made from quality nickel-free precious metals.
About Our Gold & Platinum JewelryOur gold body jewelry is handmade in the USA by our very own, in-house professional jewelers. This allows us to customize our jewelry to your specific needs, using high quality metals and gemstones, such as solid 14k gold, 950 platinum and hand-selected gemstones.
Our metals are laboratory tested to ensure that they meet the highest industry standards and do not contain any traces of nickel or other alloys that could potentially cause an allergic reaction. For more information about the quality and composition of our precious metals please read our Certificate of Assay.
Custom sizes and lengths are available upon request. If you do not see what you need, please contact us or call us at 561-282-6790 for pricing or to order.
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 a complete guide to help you pick the right jewelry for you. If you are still uncertain about the size of your piercing, we recommend contacting your local piercer. They should be able to tell by the jewelry you're wearing. Also, a good piercer keeps records of their clients and are generally happy to help.
Body Jewelry Specs
All products on FreshTrends 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 pieces, please feel free to email us or call us at 561-282-6790 during standard business hours.
Body Jewelry CareThe 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:
These tips should help you keep your body jewelry in the best condition possible. If you have any more questions regarding proper fine body jewelry care and cleaning we recommend contacting your local qualified body piercing professional. They are generally happy to help.
- Do not soak jewelry with gemstones in alcohol, as this can damage 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 by acidic foods, alcohol, cigarette smoke, coffee, mouthwash, chlorine, soaps, etc.
- Always WASH your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning, or touching on or near your piercing for any reason.
For more details on how to care for your item please read our Body Jewelry Care Guide.
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.
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.
When is it safe to change my piercing jewelry?
You should not change your body jewelry during the initial healing period. The initial piercing healing time is usually about 2-5 months, or sometimes even longer depending on the location of your piercing.
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 keep 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.