Jewelry care instructions
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR METAL JEWELRY
Taking proper care of your plated and solid metal jewelry is very important. Keep your jewelry out of the heat, direct sunlight, fresh water, salt water, swimming pools or any chemicals. Everyday products like household cleaners, lotions, hair products or other cosmetics can contain chemicals that will permanently damage your jewelry. Even your own sweat and body PH can wear down the plating over time .Do not use traditional jewelry cleaners on your plated jewelry, or any other chemical-filled solution, not even toothpaste.
Always keep your jewelry in a jewelry box to help with the metal oxidization.
Polish your jewelry lightly for a few minutes with a microfiber polishing cloth.
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Metals and materials used are listed in the item's description of each piece.
The bulk of our jewelry is made with 316L steel or ASTM F136 titanium which will not tarnish or rust and considered hypoallergenic.
For most people steel is just fine, but if you have had reactions before to steel or have a severe nickel allergy it is best to stick with titanium.
Some pieces (mostly dangles and charms) are plated over brass/alloy which is durable but body oil, lotions, etc can wear the plating over time. Keeping the brass plated jewelry clean and away from chemicals will keep the jewelry from tarnishing. Pieces using brass are also listed in the item's description.
It is always recommended to keep your initial jewelry in your piercing until it is fully healed before switching to a new style.
316L Surgical Steel
316L Surgical Steel is commonly used for jewelry because it will not oxidize or turn black with only minimal maintenance. Its resistance to corrosion and staining, as well as its durability and sleek look have made stainless steel body jewelry the most popular type of material for piercing enthusiasts worldwide. Lots of people are fine to use the basic 316L steel, but for some people with extremely sensitive skin, getting the top grade of steel usually helps.
- Scrub lightly with a soft-bristled brush, warm water and antibacterial soap. Cleaning with alcohol or harsh chemicals is not recommended.
Titanium ASTM F-136
Titanium provides a popular alternative to stainless steel for body piercing jewelry. Piercers especially like using titanium for initial piercings because the innate properties of titanium cause less complications and rejections during the healing process. Titanium is lightweight and hypoallergenic, and its para magnetism makes it safe to wear during medical procedures like MRIs. Titanium comes in different grades just like steel with Grade 23 (6AL4V ELI F-136) implant grade being the highest. It’s great for people with sensitive skin because it does not contain nickel, and it weighs almost 50% less than steel. This material can be anodized to create jewelry of different colors without affecting the safety.
- Scrub lightly with a soft-bristled brush, warm water and antibacterial soap. Cleaning with alcohol or harsh chemicals is not recommended. Anodized titanium may fade due to body chemistry or when worn in friction-prone areas, but this is not harmful.
Silver should never be worn in new or unhealed piercings. It is safe to wear in healed piercings, but not for everyday wear with long periods of time. Silver can tarnish and when worn in a new piercing, the tarnish can be deposited into the skin causing it to darken or turn gray. Silver is very soft and can be easily scratched.
- Remove your jewelry before exercising, washing your hands or showering. Always apply perfumes, creams and hair care products before wearing. To clean polish gently with a silver cloth and store in a safe and dry environment.