To Wear or not to Wear Gold Body Jewelry

Many people still have misconceptions about gold body jewelry. Many people still even purchase cheap plated gold body jewelry which can be found at just about any mall and in stores like Spencers. Plated Jewelry can cause major infections due to the plating wearing off and the high nickel content in the Jewelry. Some people feel that the true solid gold body jewelry should be stamped 14k or 18k gold. However having this stamp does not mean a whole lot anymore since first of all, anyone can purchase the hammer stamps and put it on plated crap, and secondly having your body jewelry stamped just makes for a great place for bacteria to breed causing an infection. Usually this will only be done by the overseas companies and then it is very questionable what you are getting anymore based on the daily news. Body jewelry should be smooth without any places for bacteria to breed and hide. You should never wear Jewelry with nicks in it for that same reason. Continue reading