Body Jewelry Wear & Care Guide

General Care & Cleaning

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.

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 contain threaded components that unscrew and tighten. 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.

To Insert:
Insert the backing into your piercing from behind. Insert the charm into the backing and gently rotate clockwise until it is no longer loose.

To Remove:
Hold the backing in one hand and turn the charm counterclockwise with the other hand.

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threadless piercing jewelry

Intended for long-term use and designed for comfort, threadless ends eliminate "butterfly backings" and threaded ends.

  • Insert the pin about halfway into the post
  • Bend the pin slightly (more bend = tighter fit).
  • Push the end to close. The pin will straighten inside the post creating tension.
  • To remove, pull apart both pieces.
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Nose Rings

Nose rings are quite easy to insert, however there is still a trick to doing it without irritating your piercing.

To Insert:
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.

To Remove:
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.

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Hinged Clickers

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.

To Open:
Locate the clasp.  Using both hands, with your fingertips, pinch each side of the seam then gently lift and pull open. 

To Close:
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.

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Captive Bead Rings

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.

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Seam Rings

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.

To Open: 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.

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