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Jewelry Care

CARE INSTRUCTIONS:


Horn and Bone / Wood / Stone / MOP / Glass / Steel / Acrylic / Silicone

All Jewelry:

Clean before wearing, use antibacterial soap and water; rinse and dry immediately after washing.*Make sure to block the sink drain anytime you are cleaning or putting jewelry in over the sink. Sinks are infamous for eating many a piece of jewelry.

If you are experience any discomfort or irritation remove jewelry immediately.

In addition to these care instructions just use a little common sense, if your jewelry seems fragile then it probably is.

If you jewelry has inlays then you may want to periodically check the inlays gently with your finger to make sure the inlay is not loose. If an inlay comes loose; clean the inlay and you can mount the inlay by applying superglue to the backside of the inlay and resetting the inlay.

Jewelry should be removed and cleaned daily.

Organic Jewelry:

Organic jewelry should only be worn in healed piercings.

Water Buffalo Horn and Bone

Primarily black in color, Variations of color include golden, red, tortoise-color, and occasional white "shocks", streaks, and iridized effects.

Horn samples
Horn samples


The Water Buffalo is a member of the Bovine family. It has a fairly short life span. The horn is relatively abundant. The Water Buffaloes lives are not taken in the pursuit of the horn. In Asia the Water Buffalo is quite often regarded as sacred. When the animal dies or is sacrificed ALL the animal is utilized.

This jewelry was originally conceived as ritual or ceremonial wear. Some materials and designs are not suited for continuous wear. A soft bristle brush, essential oil, a soft clean cloth, and a little time is all you need to maintain the surface and ensure the longevity of your new jewelry.

Do NOT Autoclave or soak in anything (including water)

Do NOT Leave in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.

Do NOT Store in extreme temperatures or the bathroom. We recommend taking horn jewelry out before showering, swimming, or water activities.

Remove jewelry before bathing or swimming (including hot tubs).

Recondition once a month with natural oil. (We recommend coconut or mineral oil)

Periodically oiling and/or re-polishing your plugs is recommended to prolong the life of the jewelry. It is not uncommon for the grain to raise up after extended wear, which can and should be sanded down to prevent irritation to your piercing (800 grit or finer polishing/sanding paper). From time to time you should wash your plugs with a mild soap and water, then re-oil before insertion.

Hardwoods and Grasses

Grasses : Coconut wood, Palm wood, and Bamboo - Yes Grass! Technically considered members of the grass family.

Bamboo is a type of grass that is lightweight and naturally hollow. While almost all of our plugs are a tan yellow color, bamboo can range from light yellow to light green, brown, almost black, striped, or spotted.

This jewelry was originally conceived as ritual or ceremonial wear. Some materials and designs are not suited for continuous wear. A soft bristle brush, essential oil, a soft clean cloth, and a little time is all you need to maintain the surface and ensure the longevity of your new jewelry.

Do NOT Autoclave or soak in anything (including water)

Do NOT Leave in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.

Do NOT Store in extreme temperatures or the bathroom. We recommend taking horn jewelry out before showering, swimming, or water activities.

Remove jewelry before bathing or swimming (including hot tubs).

Recondition once a month with natural oil. (We recommend coconut or mineral oil)

Periodically oiling and/or re-polishing your plugs is recommended to prolong the life of the jewelry. It is not uncommon for the grain to raise up after extended wear, which can and should be sanded down to prevent irritation to your piercing (800 grit or finer polishing/sanding paper). From time to time you should wash your plugs with a mild soap and water, then re-oil before insertion.

Stone


All plugs should be removed and cleaned daily.

Stone jewelry should only be worn in healed piercings.

Use a mild soap and lukewarm water to clean then dry after wearing.

Be careful to not drop on hard surfaces as it could break.

Stone jewelry can NOT be sterilized.

Mother of Pearl


Mother of Pearl jewelry is fragile, but can last a lifetime with proper care and a little precaution.

Moisture and sun will not affect MOP jewelry as much as other organic jewelry, but chlorine should still be avoided.

All jewelry should be removed and cleaned daily.

Mother of Pearl jewelry should only be worn in healed piercings.

Use a mild soap and lukewarm water to clean then dry after wearing.

Be careful to not drop on hard surfaces as jewelry can break.

Mother of Pearl jewelry can NOT be sterilized.

Pyrex Glass

Pyrex glass is a great alternative to steel or titanium (though not as strong) and you can get all kinds of cool colors/designs in it! It contains no nickel and is extremely sturdy. Pyrex is basically kiln annealed (heated) to make it as strong as it can be. Keep in mind that ANY glass will never be as strong as steel or titanium. Eyelets will be more fragile than solid glass plugs. Small gauges have more of a risk of breaking as well. When wearing ANY glass always keep in mind that it could break if hit or dropped.

Pyrex jewelry CAN be autoclaved

Wash with antibacterial soap and warm water before inserting into your piercing

Obviously, be careful not to drop it on the floor or on a hard surface. A great tip is to always take your jewelry out before swimming or showering since this is when glass jewelry is most likely to come out of a piercing and be lost or broken.

Stainless Steel


316L Stainless steel is a highly acid resistant series of of stainless steel with low carbon content. Our stainless steel jewelry is nickel free to meet European standards.

Steel jewelry CAN be autoclaved

Wash with antibacterial soap and warm water before inserting into your piercing

If the steel jewelry also has acrylic DO NOT use alcohol or harsh chemicals to clean it. It will ruin the acrylic.

Acrylic


Acrylic jewelry is light weight and great for healed piercings only.

Acrylic cannot be autoclaved

Wash with antibacterial soap and warm water

DO NOT clean with alcohol or other harsh chemicals as it will ruin the jewelry

Be careful with your acrylic balls! If you try to thread them down too far the threads can strip.

Acrylic is very fragile and brittle and will shatter under stress

Do not leave in direct sunlight or heat as it can warp

Implant Grade Silicone

Implant grade silicone is entirely safe for body piercing use and is great for people with metal allergies or sensitivities.

Wash with antibacterial soap and warm water before inserting into your piercing.

Use lubricant before inserting or removing silicone eyelets/plugs. This will help reduce chance of tearing your skin.

Silicone jewelry CAN be autoclaved.

Never soak in or use harsh chemicals such as alcohol.

Silicone is not recommended to stretch your piercing. It has been done successfully, but not in all cases. If you want to take the chance and go for it, that's fine. Just be aware that your body could BADLY react to it.

Sizes

The size of a piece of body jewelry is determined by its gauge, length, and inside diameter. The gauge is the thickness of the jewelry shaft. The smaller the gauge number, the thicker the jewelry is. Here, check out this chart...

Size Inches in Decimal Millimeters
20g .032" .81mm
18g .040" 1mm
16g .051" 1.3mm
14g .064" 1.6mm
12g .081" 2mm
10g .102" 2.5mm
8g .128" 3mm
6 .162 4mm
4g .204" 5mm
2 .257 6.5mm
0g .325" 8mm
00g .365" 9.5mm
7/16" .4375" 11mm
1/2" .500" 12.7mm
9/16" .562" 14mm
5/8" .625" 16mm
3/4" .750" 19mm
7/8" .875" 22mm
1" 1.000" 25mm