Prolonging the life of your Jewelry

How to care for your Body Jewelry

Everybody knows the joy of purchasing new jewelry and getting to wear it out the first time. What happens after you take the jewelry off? Here are tips and tricks to prolong the life of your body jewelry 😊

The first tip for extending the life of your jewelry is simple, remember to stand over a counter in a well-lit room. You never want to stand over a sink while putting on/removing or cleaning your jewelry unless the drain is completely closed; and good luck dropping a tiny piece of jewelry on a dark carpet. It is very easy to lose these tiny pieces if you aren’t careful.

Jewelry should always be cleaned properly. If you just received a new piercing and are still healing and unable to remove your jewelry, we highly recommend NeilMed Fine Mist Piercing Aftercare Spray. This spray will sterilize your wound as well as your jewelry. It's isotonic, preservative, and drug free. The best part is, this formula doesn't burn or sting! If you are able to remove your jewelry, you want to use a mild soap to clean your jewelry. Steer clear of any chemicals such as alcohol, bleach, or other cleaning agents. These chemicals can damage and strip plating off jewelry.

316L Stainless Steel should be washed with mild soap and dried completely after cleaning. We always recommend removing this type of jewelry before swimming, as chlorine may damage the stainless steel.

Gold and Rose Gold Plated Steel should be removed when performing exercise, swimming, or showering as any substances like water, oil, chlorine, perfume, and sweat may react and will cause it to tarnish.
Refrain from using plated jewelry while your piercing is fresh and is currently in the healing process, as you won’t be able to remove the jewelry to preform any of these activities. We recommend you use a microfiber cloth to remove any dust and dirt it has acquired after a single use. *DISCLAIMER* If you previously have had any allergic reaction to gold or gold-plated jewelry, we do not recommend you trying ours as you would encounter a similar experience. We would recommend our Titanium collection for people with sensitive skin.

14K Gold is a soft metal and can scratch very easily. It should always be kept in a separate container from Steel or Titanium jewelry in a box with cotton. You should clean this item with a microfiber to remove any dust or particles after wear.

PVD and color coated over steel should never be exposed to alcohol or chemical based solutions as it will strip the color. It’s not recommended to clean this type of material often. Use a microfiber to remove any dust or debris. If you have to clean the jewelry, use luke warm water and a very mild soap.

For Acrylic jewelry, Wash with warm water mixed with a dab of antibacterial soap and dry with a microfiber. Just remember to not over tighten the balls as it might crack. Keep it away from the direct sunlight or excessive heat as it may deform

Our Silicone jewelry is implant grade, safe for piercing use. It is generally one of the easiest material to take care of. You can simply use antibacterial soap and warm water to clean before using and after. Remember to keep it away from chemical cleaners and alcohol. We recommend silicone for fully healed piercings only.

Wood jewelry is famous for being light-weight, comfortable, and stylish as it can be worked around in many ways. However, it requires a tender, loving care to maintain its pristine condition. You should never get wood jewelry wet. It’s best to completely remove the jewelry during any heavy sweating activity, swimming, or shower. While wood jewelry cannot be autoclaved or sterilized, we do recommend occasionally oiling the jewelry with jojoba oil to maintain the pristine condition and to avoid cracking. You may also use a microfiber to give it a nice wipe after daily use. Wood is porous and cannot be sterilized.

As with wood, stone is also porous, meaning it should only be worn in a fully healed piercing. Please be careful when you handle the stone jewelry, as it may chip or break once it is dropped. Once it chips, even at the slightest crack, it may become irritating to wear the jewelry. You may use a microfiber cloth to clean away the dirt after daily use. We recommend you occasionally clean the stone with a mild soap and warm water.

Just like wood, natural bone/horn do require extra care. You must remove the jewelry during the heavy sweating activities, swimming, or in the shower.
We recommend occasionally oiling the jewelry with a dab of jojoba oil to prevent the jewelry from cracking. Natural animal parts are porous and cannot be sterilized. Please use in fully healed piercing only.

If you have any questions regarding our care instructions for our body jewelry, please reach out to our customer service team info@bm25.com, and we will be happy to help answer any of your questions 😊

 

 

 

 

 

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