Body Jewelry Care Guide
You love your new body jewelry, so if you want it to last, it's super important to take good care of it. Here are some helpful tips on how to properly care for your piercing jewelry.
General Care & Cleaning
Part of the responsibility of owning high-quality jewelry is knowing how to properly care for it. By practicing proper jewelry care, your fine body jewelry could last a lifetime. Here are some tips to keep your jewelry in top shape.
Inserting Piercing Jewelry
Put it on in a well-lit room where you can easily recover small parts should you drop it. Clean the jewelry first with warm soapy water - be sure to plug the drain first!
Care & Cleaning
- Store your jewelry in cotton-fill box.
- Clean with warm soapy water. Do not use harsh chemicals like bleach, detergents, or alcohol.
- Real gold scratches easily, so keep each piece in a separate compartment.
- Body jewelry can easily be damaged by catching on towels, so be mindful when drying.
- Do not sleep in delicate or elaborate styles. At bedtime, simply switch out for a basic design.
- Contact us to have our jewelry professionally cleaned and polished periodically. You will be amazed how different it looks afterwards.
Servicing Fine 14k Gold & Platinum Body Jewelry
Your high-quality jewelry should be serviced periodically by a professional jeweler. You will be amazed how different your piece looks after it has been professionally cleaned and polished! We are happy to service your jewelry for you. Please contact us for more information.
Threaded Piercing Jewelry
Most styles contains threaded components that unscrew and tighten to insert the jewelry. It's important to know how to correctly use the threads without damaging them.
- Do not over-tighten balls or charms. This will strip the threads and damage your jewelry.
- The balls on your barbells have a tendency to come loose with regular wear. Check and gently tighten them regularly. If you lose your balls, you can always get some replacement body jewelry parts.
Insert the backing into your piercing from behind. Insert the charm into the backing and gently rotate clockwise until it is no longer loose.
Hold the backing in one hand and turn the charm counterclockwise with the other hand.
Threadless Piercing Jewelry
Intended for long-term use and designed for comfort, threadless ends eliminate "butterfly backings" and threaded ends.
Nose rings are quite easy to insert, however there is still a trick to doing it without irritating your piercing.
Insert your index finger into your nostril to support your piercing while you insert the nose ring. With the other hand insert the tip of the post into your piercing. Gently push until you feel it touch your other finger. TIP: Add a dab of Vaseline to the tip of the nose ring to help it go in easily.
Take hold of the charm on your nose and gently pull. If you have a nose twist, you will need to slowly twist and pull.
Seam rings are a continuous hoop with a seam where the ends meet. How you open & close it is especially important to maintain its shape.
Twist the ends away from each other. This will keep them aligned. Never pull the ends apart as this will permanently bend it out of shape. Remember: Twist apart; Not pull apart.
Hinged Clicker Rings
Our clickers utilize our proprietary hinged mechanism with a clasp on one side and a hinge on the other, allowing you to open and close the ring for easy insertion.
Handmade clickers are delicate, please be gentle and do not force them open or shut.
Locate the clasp. Using both hands, with your fingertips, pinch each side of the seam then gently lift and pull open.
Once inserted, align the clasp (the section with the pin) with the barbell and gently press it shut. It should feel secure. You may have to carefully push down a tiny bit on the clasp to align the two parts.
Captive Bead Rings / CBR's
The ball or bead is held in by tension, there is no clasp or hinge.
To Insert / Remove:
Hold the ring with both hands. One hand should hold the ball/segment, the other the hoop. Carefully pull in opposite directions with each hand. The ball/segment should come right out. DO NOT twist or pull too hard, or you may damage the hoop’s shape. Once the ball is removed, insert the hoop through your piercing, then line up the dimples on the ball to the barbell and “pop” back in.
Our standard segment rings are a great alternative to captive bead rings. A segment of each hoop can be unclipped, the hoop then inserted into your piercing, and the segment clipped back into the hoop to form a seamless circle. The segment is held in by tension; there is no clasp or hinge.
To Insert & Remove:
Hold the segment ring with both hands. One hand should hold the segment piece of the hoop, the other, the hoop itself. Carefully pull in opposite directions with each hand. The segment should come right out. Be careful not to pull too hard or twist so you don’t damage the shape of the hoop. Once the segment is removed, insert the hoop through your piercing. To re-insert the segment, insert on one side first, then, with both hands, pull open the hoop slightly, insert the segment, and allow the hoop to close again.