Jewelry of any kind has become so globalized at this point. You have the low-priced wholesale jewelry that is becoming increasingly more popular. The question is: How can you find high-quality body jewelry from a place that is a little more discerning from the rest?
That answer to the question is more than just doing a simple Google search on where to buy body jewelry, and then click “submit”. You have to show a little discretion when trying to find high-quality body jewelry.
1. Is It Pre-Sterilized?
A high-quality shop is going to have jewelry and instruments(if you are getting a piercing) already sterilized and ready to use.
The jewelry needs to be clean, especially when you decide to get the piercing first and buy the body jewelry later. The skin needs time to heal if you are going to put something inside. That goes for people who have already had the piercing too.
High-quality body jewelry is not going to harm or infect the person once it is in. That is the difference between high and low-quality jewelry. It is similar to buying a necklace(that you think is genuine) and come to find that it leaves you with nothing but green spots on your neck.
Non-sterilized body jewelry is a red flag that you should look elsewhere. It is the same as not going to bed with a guy who has crabs and you do not have protection(FYI: We do not recommend you do that-Hashtag: Just Saying-LOL). Someone is going to get hurt. The same goes for those who want to buy online. Send the link over to a jewelry expert who can advise you on what to do(or not to do).
2. The Implant-Grade Exception
Implant testing means that the jewelry has been tested in another person’s body and has passed. The grading also has been high-quality for a period. Lower-quality jewelry is not tested. They just place it on the market hoping that no one is going to know.
Implant-grade testing will also reduce the irritation and allergic reactions the skin sometimes gives off. Remember that green spot on your neck that I mentioned before? That is an allergic reaction. That is a sign that something is wrong.
3. Using Nickel
Do you know that nickel allergies are quite common in many people? Nickel has toxicity that makes people allergic, and sometimes sick. Many countries(through legislation) have banned the idea of using it in jewelry and other products. Anytime you see body jewelry that has nickel in it should be a sign that something is wrong.
Most high-quality body jewelry is going to have finished polish(and no, we are not talking about your nails). That is a different subject entirely, and frankly, we do not have the time)!
Jewelry polish helps to protect the jewelry and the wearer. Rough edges can lead to infections of all kinds. Make sure that you ask the person(either in the store or online) about the polish. Make sure they provide proof that they use polish. Nowadays, you cannot trust someone based on their word.
There you have it! We have taken the guesswork out of looking for body jewelry. We hope this has helped some of you. Buy yourself something fabulous and pretty once you have found a credible body jewelry dealer. Tell them we sent you(just kidding–well sort of, anyway)!