Gold & piercing jewelry
We all know that gold is precious. Pure gold is worth a lot of money, and the more carats it contains, the more it’s worth. So if you only want the very best for your piercings, you should consider wearing gold jewelry.
What kind of gold should I wear in my piercings?
24 carat is gold in its purest form. However, that does not mean that it’s suitable for your piercings! When gold is mixed with other materials, the carat number lowers. Mixing gold with other materials such as copper and zinc changes the quality of the material. That's why you often see jewelry made from 22K, 18K, or 14K.
When it comes to piercings, gold jewelry needs to be resistant.
The most appropriate mix for piercing jewelry is 14K gold.
If you wore pure gold in your piercings or a purer mix, the material would be too soft. That's why at Bodymod we only offer 14K gold piercing jewelry. We have a wide array of gold rings and labrets, as well as beautiful nose and belly jewelry.
What is the difference between yellow, white, and rose gold?
When making white gold, the mix needs to contain palladium, manganese, or silver. Silver itself has a high nickel content, so it is recommended to stay away from white gold in a newly made piercing or if you’re sensitive to nickel.
When making rose gold, a certain percentage of copper is added to the mix.
Should I wear silver in my piercings?
As a rule, you should avoid using silver in your piercings, as it is high in nickel. Your body can start fighting the nickel, which may lead to an allergic reaction.
If you like the look of silver, we recommend you to use titanium piercing jewelry, as it is entirely nickel-free.