Woods

  • Wood jewelry should only be worn in healed piercings.  Wood is a porous material and if you have any cuts, or tears in your holes there is a chance you could end up with an infection, or your ear may even want to become one with nature, and attach itself to the wood.

 

  • Keep your wood jewelry oiled to keep in good condition, and from cracking. About once a month take a damp cloth & wipe your plugs down, pat them dry, and re-oil them before wearing them. This will prolong the life of your plugs. You can use Jojoba oil which is sold on our site.

 

  • Try not to get wood jewelry wet (shower, swimming, etc) for a long period of time. It would be a good idea to take your jewelry out during these times.  
  • Avoid leaving your wood jewelry in direct sunlight, or extreme heat.  The heat can dry out your plugs and cause them to warp, or crack.

Although wood jewelry if dropped are not likely to break, wood tunnels & hangers, however, have been known to break in half if dropped on a hard surface. 

Since Wood is a natural element not all pairs of wood jewelry will be exact in color and shape.  Our manufacturers do their best to match up jewelry the best they can. Wood Jewelry is great for those with Metal allergies and the natural organic chemistry of wood helps reduce odor. 

Stone & Glass

Very important to remember that Glass & Stone are very fragile and if dropped will more than likely break or chip!  Stone & Glass can be worn in water and they are easily kept clean with mild soap & water.  

Stone is a natural element and not all pairs of stone jewelry will be exact in color and shape.  Our manufacturers do their best to match up jewelry the best they can. Stone Jewelry is great for those with Metal allergies and the natural organic chemistry of stone helps reduce odor. 

 * Smooth Clean Glass can be worn in stretched holes during healing time since it is not such a porous material.  

Gold

14k & 18k gold are best for body jewelry. 14k is the hardest gold and is best for jewelry with threads. The higher grade of gold, the softer it gets. 

Never clean Gold with alcohol or other harsh chemicals.

Simply wash with mild soap and warm water before inserting into your piercing.

Be gentle when screwing on balls as threads could easily strip.

When your gold jewelry becomes dull, a gold buffing cloth can bring it back to shine.

Brass, Bronze, & Copper

Both these metals should only be worn in healed piercings.  If you have any sort of nickel allergy, these metals may not be good for your lobes.  To clean these metals you can make a mixture of warm water and a few drops of mild soap. Then, dip a soft rag into the solution and wipe your copper clean. Rinse with clean water and dry gently with a soft cloth. 

We also carry polishing cloths that will shine up you jewelry like no other.  Any, purchase of $50, or more we will ship at no charge for your metal jewelry. 

 

Steel

316L Steel is the most used metal in body jewelry. This type of steel is required to be used in initial piercings and for healing. Although Implant Grade Steel(below) is a better grade and will cost more as well, generally 316L Steel works well for most people.

  • CAN be autoclaved
  • To clean wash with antibacterial soap and warm water.
  • Steel is okay to be soaked in Rubbing Alcohol.  However, if there is a gem(that is glued in), or acrylic the alcohol can loosen them gem and ruin the acrylic.  * A pressed fit bezel set gem can be cleaned with alcohol. 

316LVM ASTM F-138 Implant Grade Steel

This grade of steel is the best of steels.  Most people are fine to use the basic 316L steel, but for some people with extremely sensitive skin, getting the higher grade steel can be beneficial.  Industrial Strength & Anatometal carry Hand Polished Implant Grade Steel.     

  • CAN be autoclaved
  • To clean wash with antibacterial soap and warm water.

Keep your steel jewelry shining & free from scratches use a steel jewelry polishing cloth.  Any, purchase of $50, or more we will ship at no charge for your metal jewelry.   

Horn & Bone

  • It is suggested to clean before wearing.  Quickly clean with a mild soap and warm water, rinse and dry immediately.
  • Try not to get the jewelry wet (shower, swimming, etc) for a long period of time. It would be a good idea to take your jewelry out during these times.  
  • About once a month take a damp cloth & wipe your plugs down, pat them dry, and re-oil them before wearing them. This will prolong the life of your jewelry. You can use Jojoba oil which is sold on our site.
  • Do not store in direct sunlight. Do not store in extreme temperatures.
  • Organic jewelry is for healed piercings only.

Although horn & bone jewelry if dropped are not likely to break,  tunnels & hangers however have been known to break in half if dropped on a hard surface. 

Since Horn & Bone are natural elements not all pairs of jewelry will be exact in color and shape.  Our manufacturers do their best to match up jewelry the best they can. Organic Jewelry is great for those with Metal allergies and the natural organic chemistry of organics helps reduce odor. 

Sterling Silver

Silver should never be worn in unhealed piercings. However, once your piercing is healed it is safe to wear, but not every day or extended periods of time. Silver can tarnish and when worn in a new piercing, the tarnish can leave a darkened mark, "tarnish tattoo". For those with metal(nickle) allergies Silver may not be right for you.  Keep in mind that Silver is soft and can easily scratch.  A silver polishing cloth can buff out the scratches.

  • Do not clean with alcohol or other harsh chemicals
  • Silver should be cleaned with antibacterial soap and warm water before placing it into your piercing.
  • Silver can tarnish (turn a dark color). Just buff it out with our Silver Polishing Cloth. Any, purchase of $50, or more we will ship at no charge for your metal jewelry. 

Titanium

Titanium is a metal preferred over steel because it contains no nickel and it weighs almost 50% less than steel which is great for healing initial piercings. Titanium comes in a high polish which looks like steel, or it can get it anodized in many different colors(except red or black). Titanium is great for people with other metal allergies. Titanium comes in different grades just like steel with Grade 23 (6AL4V ELI F-136) implant grade being the highest. The anodized color does fade over time and depending on your body chemistry, if you use certain products near or around your jewelry can could fade faster.

  • Wash with antibacterial soap and warm water.
  • Do not use rubbing alcohol or other harsh chemicals on your jewelry.                                                                                                

                   Any, purchase of $50, or more we will ship our polishing cloth at no charge for your metal jewelry.