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The three materials most commonly used in body jewellery are ASTM F-136 Titanium, Niobium, and ASTM F-138 Stainless Steel.
You may have heard these terms whilst trying  to shop for jewellery and never quite known what you were buying. So many different materials are used for jewellery, it's difficult to keep track of what is, and what isn't appropriate for piercings - especially fresh ones.
All brands, both luxury (listed below) and basic (TiCouture) are of certifiable, tracible implant grade, so you needn't worry about choosing jewellery for your fresh or healed piercing.

What does ASTM mean?
A-S-T-M stands for American Society For Testing and Materials. To be classed as an implant grade material, (safe for piercing) the criteria is set by being able to certify what elements are present (or not) in your jewellery. This must be met for jewellery to be considered bio-compatible.

Unfortunately, the market for body jewellery is hugely over saturated with mass produced mystery metals, and causes many issues for the health of your piercing.

So, what materials are safe, and what should I avoid?
ASTM F-136 Titanium - The Good stuff!
There are several grades of Titanium, so you will often see it available from many sources - (however, this does not always make it inherently good quality) - you still must bare in mind the polish, any scratches or uneven surfaces are likely to harbour bacteria and cause internal damage to your piercing. It's always better to pop into your local piercing studio and have your piercer show you rather than buying online. 
Due to its nickel free content, it is rare for titanium to cause an allergic reaction. It his highly resistant to corrosion meaning it is unlikely to react with bodily fluids. Titanium is also lightweight, so it's a good choice when looking to wear larger sizes of jewellery (i.e, titanium ear tunnels, a stretched septum, Prince Albert piercings) 
Titanium can also be anodised in a variety of fun colours, meaning you can ditch cheaply plated jewellery! 

Anodising is a passivation process that thickens the layer of the oxide on the surface of the jewellery. On a microscopic level, this changes the texture of your jewellery and thus the way it reflects light. This also offers further protection against corrosion! Some of the beautiful colours we can anodise your jewellery include; high polish, blue, ice blue, blurple, bronze, copper, rose gold, yellow gold, purple, fuchsia.. OR a combination of the above!

Stainless Steel - The Not So Good Stuff!
Unfortunately, stainless steel is the most commonly used body jewellery, and with this, many allergic reactions are caused. It is rarely due to the stainless steel itself, but from other factors - commonly irritation through harsh cleaning product or mechanical movement. However, if you have a nickel allergy, stainless steel may not be the jewellery type for you.

Mirror Polished ASTM F-138 Steel - The Good Stuff!
The polish of steel can make all the difference, however. If steel is polished to a mirror finish, a protective layer of chromium oxide helps trap the nickel content inside. There are many alloys used in stainless steel, and most of them have not been proven to be bio-compatible. Steel that is ASTM F-138 is bio-compatible, and therefore is safe for implant. 

Anatometal shares our belief that body jewellery should stand the test of time.
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 care is put into each and every piece at every stage of conception; from its use of implant grade materials, to hand polishing, each piece is guaranteed to be flawless, and trust us, it truly always  is.

'We firmly believe in the superiority of internal threading, as opposed to external. The threads tucked into the shafts and the edges of all of our jewellery rounded to a smooth finish ensure both safer insertion and a more comfortable, accelerated healing process. All casting of 18kt gold is done in-house to ensure that the quality meets our high standards.'

Each piece boasts a lifetime guarantee - to be free of defects for a lifetime. 


You can check out their extensive and intricate jewellery range via their catalogue by heading over to: https://anatometal.com/jewelry/ -
 

OR check out our 'Ready to Ship' section,

Anatometal do not sell to the public.
We can receive quotes and order on your behalf following a sizing consultation.

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Junipurr Jewellery is one of our best loved premium brands. 
Their mission is to provide quality studios with quality jewellery, quickly, and affordably, so we can pass that on to you, the client!
Often times, some of the big name manufacturers are over ran with long lead times, and, let's be honest, not all of us are as patient as we perhaps could be. As a jewellery enthusiast myself, that's something I empathise with. Sometimes, we want something pretty, and we want it quickly! Junipurr boasts an excellent lead time of 10-28 days without a compromise on quality.
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 love is put into each and every piece, their designs are often informed and designed by fellow piercers. They are a company who truly take feedback and run with it, and the result? An ever evolving catalogue of pristine threadless body jewellery.


You can check out their ewellery range via their catalogue by heading over to: https://junipurrjewelry.com/

OR check out our 'Ready to Ship' section,

Junipurr do not sell to the public.
We can receive quotes and order on your behalf following a sizing consultation.

Industrial Strength UK started taking the piercing world by storm in 2013 with its exceptional quality body jewellery. Genuine hallmarked/ laser etched in each and every stone, you will find the Swarovski logo. Swarovski diamonds are specially engineered to reflect light in the same way that which a genuine diamond would, so when you purchase Industrial Strength, you're purchasing a shine that will last a lifetime.

 

IS Body Jewellery have a proud partnership with Swarovski gems, insuring only the highest quality gemstones get set into implant grade materials. Manufactured with 316 LVM ASTM F-­‐138 implant grade Stainless steel,  6AL4V ASTM F-­‐136 implant grade titanium and even introducing the  body piercing industry to a newer more biocompatible material – 6AL7NB ASTM F1295 implant grade titanium.

You can read more about materials and why they matter here.

'Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution.' - William A. Foster

You can check out their jewellery range via their catalogue by heading over to Instagram and searching #industrialstrengthjewellery

OR check out our 'Ready to Ship' section,