Is Silver Jewelry Safe?

Silver Star Nipple Chain With Titanium Straight Barbell

Silver Star Nipple Chain With Titanium Straight Barbell

When it comes to body jewelry, material is important. In fact, it’s probably one of the most important things you need to think about. Quality, body-safe materials are crucial because they will make your experience positive. Bad materials can cause various problems, from allergic reactions to infections, so they are best to be avoided.

Most people know about the popular body-safe materials: titanium, surgical steel and gold. These materials are often used to make all types of body jewelry, from barbells and captive bead rings to other types of jewelry.

Silver, on the other hand, doesn’t appear often on those lists. This is a bit strange: after all, silver is a precious (noble) metal and it’s very beautiful. While it’s not as popular or valued as gold, many people love it and want to wear body jewelry made of it.

So, is silver safe to wear?

In short: yes. Silver is a safe metal for body jewelry. This statement comes with a few conditions, though, so make sure you are familiar with them. Read them through before you decide to wear body jewelry made of silver. Most people can wear silver jewelry without a problem but some consideration should be made to ensure the best experience without any negative body reactions.

Generally speaking, silver is a good material to use because it’s precious and jewelry made of it is typically well-crafted. It’s better to use silver jewelry than many cheap types of jewelry made of questionable materials. This jewelry is also more durable than jewelry made of many other types of materials.

Silver, however, may also be the source of an allergy. First of all, there are people allergic to silver. If you are one of those people then silver body jewelry is not for you. Since silver is a common material for jewelry chances are that you know whether you are allergic to it or not.

The other problem associated with some types of silver jewelry is nickel allergy. Some silver alloys contain a certain nickel content so this type of jewelry can sometimes cause an allergy. This is why you should know if you are allergic to nickel (and how your body reacts to it).

Other than this problem, jewelry made of silver, particularly Sterling Silver, is very beautiful and safe to use. However, before you purchase a silver jewelry, make sure that you are not allergic to silver or nickel.

One more thing you can do is to use combined jewelry made of silver and another body safe material such as surgical steel or titanium. This type of jewelry will have parts that go inside your body made of surgical steel, titanium or gold, while the silver part will be the one that’s not touching your skin directly. This is a good, safe choice for those who want to wear silver body jewelry.

Final word of warning: silver is not suitable for new piercings (or damaged piercings) because blood and other bodily fluids will make it oxidize. This will not only turn the jewelry black but it will also release silver salts, which can cause allergies or discoloration of the skin around the piercing.

How to Open a Captive Bead Ring

14K Gold - Captive Bead Rings

14K Gold – Captive Bead Rings

Captive Bead Rings (CBR) are among the most popular body jewelry types. They can be used for many different types of piercings and they come in many different sizes. The main design is simple but effective: these rings have a ball made to close the ring and turn it into a full circle.

Types of Captive Bead Rings

There are different types of captive bead rings, depending on the method used to keep the ball in place. There are two common types of captive bead rings: snap fit style and tension style rings. Understanding the main difference between them will make it easier for you to understand how to open them.

  •  Snap Fit Style Rings: they have a completely smooth ball. The body of the ring goes inside the ball. The dimple used to keep the ball in place is located inside of the ball.
  • Tension Style Rings: they have a ball held in place by the tension of the ring. The ball has dimples and the ends of the captive ring fit into them.

Both these styles are made to keep the ball firmly in place so the ring won’t open during use. Tension captive bead rings tend to be more common and somewhat easier to open.

Opening Captive Bead Rings Manually

Happy - Captive Bead Ring

Happy – Captive Bead Ring

Many captive bead rings operate using a simple mechanism to open and close them. You can snap them to remove the bead and then place the bead back and close the ring when you want to close it. This mechanism can often be done manually and without much problem.

You can usually remove the ball by simply holding the ring in one hand and pulling the bead out with the other. To open it, you will also need to twist the ring slightly. To twist the ring, turn your right hand clockwise and your left hand counter clockwise. It does require a bit of practice but it’s usually easy to do.

However, it’s not uncommon for captive bead rings, especially at larger gauges, to be difficult to open. This is when you need to use special tools to open them.

Opening the Ring with Opening Pliers

To open a captive bead ring, you will need a quality ring opening pliers, specially made for this jewelry type.

To open a captive bead ring, slide the ring over the tips of the plier. Make sure that the ring rests on the grooves. Open the pliers gently, until you feel them touch the sides of the ring. Slowly but firmly, force the ring outwards until the ball falls out. This will open the ring so you can handle it (insert it or remove it from your piercing).

Tips

  • When using ring opening pliers, make sure not to squeeze too hard or you will deform the ring.
  • For large gauges, use special pliers made for these gauges.
  • Before handling your body jewelry, make sure to wash your hands and use clean, sanitized tools.
  • In case you have opened the ring too far or if you are changing the ball size, you will need to use ring closing pliers.
  • If you are unsure how to open and close your captive bead ring, practice before you insert it into your piercing.

Top 10 Valentine Day Gifts for Lesbians

Here is a handy list of the best Valentine’s gifts for lesbians. The Chain Gang offers a unique collection of beautiful clit rings, nipple jewelry, belly rings and other body jewelry made for all piercing enthusiasts. Pay attention to special Valentine’s Day coupons (they expire on February 15th, 2014).

Antique Owl Nipple Rounder

Antique Owl Nipple RounderThese beautiful nipple rounders make a great gift for all fans of nipple jewelry. Each piece is very cute and detailed, so it truly makes your nipple piercing stand out. Each piece comes with a stainless steel straight barbell (14g). Special Valentine’s Day coupon: 10% OFF. Code – LOVELYOWL14

14K Gold – Spiral

14K Gold - SpiralThis beautiful gold spiral is a great jewelry piece for many types of piercings. It looks particularly great on vertical genital piercing. Each piece is made of 14k nickel-free gold, and it’s available in yellow and white gold.

Double Heart Nipple Stirrup

Double Heart Nipple StirrupThis adorable nipple stirrup will sure make any nipple piercing stand out. The dangle charm consists of two hearts with an arrow that goes through them. This jewelry piece includes a surgical steel straight barbell (14g) for your piercing. Special Valentine’s Day coupon: 10% OFF. Code – HEARTSINLOVE14

14K Gold Small Flower Fixed Ring

14K Gold Small Flower Fixed RingA beautiful and luxurious gold ring with a small flower gem. Ideal for your vertical piercing or many other types of piercings. The ring is made of 14k nickel-free gold (both yellow and white gold available). You may choose the center gem color, as well as the flower petal gem color.

Gem Set Heart Nipple Rounder

Gem Set Heart Nipple RounderAnother great jewelry piece for your nipple piercing. This nipple rounder is made in a shape of a colorful heart and it comes with a surgical steel straight barbell (14g). The heart is made to sparkle. Special Valentine’s Day coupon: 10% OFF. Code – HEARTSOFGEMS1

Silver Heart Nipple Chain with Titanium Straight Barbell

Silver Heart Nipple Chain With Titanium Straight BarbellA multi-functional jewelry piece you can use as a nipple chain, horizontal piercing jewelry or another type of piercing jewelry. The heart is made of Sterling Silver and straight barbell is made of titanium, so it’s completely body-safe.

Silver Bow and Arrow Nipple Rounder

Silver Bow and Arrow Nipple RounderThis is unique nipple rounder that will sure enhance your nipple piercing. The bow and arrow are made of high-quality Sterling Silver while the straight barbell is made of 316LVM Surgical Steel. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – CUPIDSBOW14

Trillion Straight Barbell

Trillion Straight BarbellThis is one of the most beautiful straight barbells in our collection. The Trillion Straight Barbell is a unique gem set piece and it’s ideal for many types of piercings, including eyebrow piercing and horizontal genital piercing. The barbell is made of 14k nickel-free gold (both yellow and white gold available).

Straight Arrow Straight Barbell

Straight Arrow Straight BarbellA beautiful addition to any piercing, this cute barbell will sure make your piercing stand out. It looks particularly great in a nipple piercing. This beautiful piece is made of surgical steel. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – CUPIDSARROW14

14K Gold – Gem Ball Ring

14K Gold - Gem Ball RingA beautiful ring with a special gem, suitable for many different types of piercings, including vertical genital piercing. The ring is made of 14k nickel-free gold (available both as yellow or white gold). The gems are genuine hand-set Swarovski Cubic Zircons. You may request Zircons to be replaced with a different type of genuine precious stones.

Heart-Shaped Valentine’s Day Body Jewelry

Valentine’s Day items are full of hearts and cuteness. To surprise your significant other, think about beautiful body jewelry made with heart gems. This is a great gift for all body jewelry enthusiasts. The Chain Gang offers high-quality body jewelry made of safe materials and at affordable prices.

Some of the best heart-shaped body jewelry:

14K GOLD HEART INDUSTRIAL BARBELL

14k Gold Heart Industrial Barbell

This is a great industrial barbell made to emphasize your industrial piercing and to make it more attractive. The pieces are threaded and come apart on both sides of the center piece, so the insertion is easy. The heart center piece is made of 14k white gold. The whole piece is made of nickel-free 14k gold.

14k Gold Dolphin Heart Curved Barbell

14k Gold Dolphin Heart Curved Barbell

This is a very beautiful jewelry piece, ideal for navel piercing. It includes a cute dolphin and a heart gem (6x6mm in size). The gold used for this jewelry is 14k nickel-free and it’s available either in yellow or white gold. The gems used are genuine, hand-set Swarovski Cubic Zircons. You may request to replace them with other type of genuine precious stones.

Silver Heart Nipple Chain with Titanium Straight Barbell

Silver Heart Nipple Chain With Titanium Straight Barbell

This is a beautiful nipple chain made of Sterling Silver and with a titanium straight barbell attached. The heart chain is very elegant and made to enhance the nipple and add some sparkling to it. Ideal for all fans of beautiful nipple jewelry.

Jeweled Heart Curved Barbell

Jeweled Heart Curved Barbell

This beautiful curved barbell has an attractive heart attachment made of pure Sterling Silver, while the barbell itself is made of surgical steel. It contains clear gems so it sparkles and attracts attention.

Heart Nipple Cover

Heart Nipple CoverThis is an ideal gift for all fans of nipple shields. This heart-shaped nipple cover is elegant and provides a very unique look for your nipple. The shield is made of Sterling Sliver while the barbell is made of 316LVM Surgical Steel. This particular jewelry piece has a clear stone in the center to accent the jewelry.

Heart Basket Hybrid Fixed Ring

Heart Basket Hybrid Fixed RingThis gorgeous heart gem set fixed ring has a setting made of 14k nickel-free gold, while the ring itself is made of 316LVM Surgical Steel. The heart gem is 6x6mm in size. The setting is attached to the ring for the best security. The gem setting is available either in 14k white or yellow gold.

Titanium Sacred Heart Curved Barbell

Titanium Sacred Heart Curved BarbellThis beautiful and effective curved barbell is a perfect gift for all fans of titanium body jewelry. Made of G23 titanium, this barbell has an added Sterling Silver design and setting with a red heart shaped gem.

14k Heart Eyebrow Curved Barbell

14k Heart Eyebrow Curved BarbellA very cute and effective eyebrow piece. This is a 14k gold micro curved barbell made to be super comfortable but effective. It includes a 4mm heart gem. The gold used is 14k nickel-free yellow or white gold. The gems used are genuine, hand-set Swarovski Cubic Zircons. If you wish to replace them, you may choose some other genuine stones to include in the jewelry.

14K Gem Set Heart Labret

14K Gem Set Heart LabretThis beautiful labret is made of 14k nickel-free gold with a gem set heart attached. The labret is internally threaded for the best comfort. The heart gem is 4mm in size. You may choose between 14k yellow or white gold. The gems used are genuine, hand-set Swarovski Cubic Zircons. You may replace them with other genuine stones, if that is what you prefer.

14k Gold Large Heart Curved Barbell

14k Gold Large Heart Curved BarbellThis is a gorgeous curved barbell that makes a great addition to any body jewelry collection. The barbell is made of nickel-free 14k gold and it’s available either in yellow or white gold. The heart gem is 8x8mm in size. The gems used are genuine, hand-set Swarovski Cubic Zircons. We can have them replaced with some other genuine precious stones at your request.

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Gifts

This is a great list of the top 10 Valentine’s Day gifts for couples. Make Valentine’s Day special for your significant other and enjoy together these beautiful jewelry pieces and adult toys. The Chain Gang offers a wide collection of all types of body-safe piercing jewelry and adult toys. Pay attention to special Valentine’s Day coupons (to be used before February 15th, 2014).

Antique Butterfly Nipple Stirrup

Antique Butterfly Nipple Stirrup A gorgeous stirrup that will make any nipple piercing stand out. The butterfly is 1-1/8 inches wide and 7/8 inches long and suspended from the barrel by the steel chains. This jewelry piece also includes a beautiful teardrop stone dangle. The piece includes a stainless steel straight barbell (14g). Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – BUTTERFLYLOVE14TH

Triple Cock Ring

Triple Cock RingA great cock ring made for stimulating many different erogenous zones at once. This adult toy consists of 3 different surgical steel rings. The largest ring is made to go over the cock and balls together, the second largest ring is for the cock, while the smallest one is for the balls. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – ROCKTHATCOCK1

Heart Navel Curved Barbell

Acrylic Curved BarbellsA beautiful and effective jewelry ideal for nipple piercings. This piece has a stainless steel shaft and acrylic colored ball on top, with a matching colored heart on bottom. Many different colors to choose from. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – 14CUTEHEART

14k Single Gem Set Straight Barbell

14k Single Gem Set Straight BarbellA gorgeous straight barbell gem piece suitable for many different types of piercings. It looks particularly great in a tongue piercing. The piece is made of 14k nickel-free gold (both yellow and white gold available). The gems are available in many different colors. They are genuine, hand-set Swarovski Cubic Zircons. You may request these zircons to be replaced with different types of genuine gemstones.

Penis Chastity Cage

Penis Chastity CageThis is a great gift for all fans of male chastity play. The penis cage is made of surgical steel, so it’s both comfortable and restricting. It has an open end so body fluids can easily pass through. The cage is secured by a hand-cuff style lock fastened around the base of the cock and behind the testicles. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 5% OFF. Code – CAGEMEUP1

14k Flower Eyebrow Curved Barbell

14k Flower Eyebrow Curved BarbellA beautiful curved barbell ideal for eyebrow piercing. This jewelry piece is made of 14k nickel-free gold (available both in yellow and white gold). The gems used are hand-set Swarovski Cubic Zircons. You may request them to be replaced with a different type of genuine stones.

Pleasure Wave Penis Plug

Pleasure Wave Penis PlugThis is one of the most exciting penis plugs in our collection. Made of 316LVM Surgical Steel, this sex toy is body-safe and easy to sanitize. The plug is hollow, so it allows easy flow of the body fluids. The plug has three “waves” to make it fit perfectly in place and provide additional stimulation. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: $5 OFF. Code – PLEASINGPLUG

Julian Snelling French Lover Dildo

Julian Snelling French Lover DildoThis is a sturdy dildo made for intense vaginal or anal stimulation. It’s 7” long and it has a special egg shaped head. Made of surgical steel, this sex toy is easy to sanitize. It is made for perfect stimulation of all your most sensitive spots. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – LOVERLOVER1

Locking Handcuffs

Locking HandcuffsThese handcuffs are perfectly sturdy but also comfortable enough to make all your kinky games super exciting. They are made of surgical steel and polished to perfection. A great item to use during foreplay or sex. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 5% OFF. Code – RESTRAINME1

Slim Ryder

Slim RyderAn excellent dildo made for deep, sensual penetration. It’s about 9 ½ inches long and carefully crafted to provide intense stimulation. Made of surgical steel, this adult toy is body-safe and can easily be sanitized. Large and durable, this is a great dildo for those who enjoy intense stimulation. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – HAPPYHAPPY1

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Gay Men

We present you a list of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for gay men. Body jewelry, adult toys and other items, all made for true fans of piercings and sex toys. The Chain Gang offers a huge collection of all body jewelry types, as well as some unique adult toys. Pay attention to special Valentine’s Day coupons (you may use them before February 15th, 2014).

Happy – Captive Bead Ring

Happy - Captive Bead RingThis unique captive bead ring is suitable for many different types of piercings, including genital piercings. The rings has a special charm made of 316LVM Surgical Steel that will sure attract attention. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – HAPPYVALENTINESDAY1

Circle Ring

Circle RingThis is one of the best rings in our collection, specially made to be luxurious, sturdy and practical. It’s great for many different types of piercings, including PA piercing. The ring comes apart in 2 halves so it’s easy to insert it in your piercing.

Thor’s Cock Ring and Anal Hammer

Thor's Cock Ring and Anal HammerAn excellent combination of a cock ring and an anal plug, this item is made to stimulate various erogenous spots at once. Made of 316LVM Surgical Steel, this excellent sex toy is made to be easily inserted and sanitized. A perfect combination of an anal intruder and a metal cock ring. Special Valentine’s Day Code: 10% OFF. Code – HAMMERMEUP

Titanium Double Gem Set Curved Barbells

Titanium Double Gem Set Curved BarbellsA great jewelry piece for those who prefer titanium jewelry. This curved barbell can be used for many different piercing types, including PA piercing. There are many different barbell and gem colors to choose from.

The Sound of Pleasure

The Sound of PleasureA fantastic sound ideal for all fans of urethral massage. This sound is made of 316LVM Surgical Steel of amazing quality. The item is ribbed so it stays in place and provides additional stimulation during use. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – PLEASEME2

Donut Ball Stretcher Weight

Donut Ball Stretcher WeightOne of the best ball stretchers you’ll ever find: this excellent, 2-piece donut weights are made for the best results and excellent comfort. It will contour smoothly with your body and provide the best stretching results. Available in several inside diameters for the best fit.

The “Stay Put” Shower Nozzle Hose Attachment

The A fantastic shower nozzle hose attachment for those who like to have some fun in the shower. The attachment is specially designed to stay put when inserted, and it has holes on the tip for the most exciting water experience. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – GETSTEAMY

Deluxe Flat Ended Sound Kit

Deluxe Flat Ended Sound KitA perfect collection of urethral sounds made for all fans of urethral stimulation. The kit contains 14 different sounds, so you can choose a perfect size for any game you want to play. The sounds are flat on one end so you can hold them easily. Made of 316LVM Surgical Steel, these sounds are body-safe and easily sanitized.

Long Stemmed Rose

Long Stemmed RoseA perfect item for teasing, foreplay and some sensual massage. This rose has a long stem so it can reach deep inside and a huge, bulbous head for the most intense experience. This anal intruder is a great toy for all fans of deep anal stimulation. It’s a perfect, long stemmed Valentine Rose made for pleasure. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 5% OFF. Code – 12DOZENROSES

Rainbow Triple Cock Ring

Rainbow Triple Cock RingA sturdy and powerful cock ring made for experiencing many different sensations. This sex toy consists of 3 different surgical steel rings. You can put both your cock and balls through the largest ring, the second largest one is made for cock and the smallest one for ball stimulation.

Are you Naughty or Nice?

Naughty Xmas  Penis Plug

Naughty Xmas
Penis Plug

Santa is coming to town so have you been naughty or nice. If you’ve been a good boy maybe you can have a Naughty Penis Plug for Christmas. After all, it is shaped like a Christmas Tree. So get ready to HO,HO, HO, or should I say oh, Oh, OHH!

The Naughty Penis Plug is made for just that, naughty boys, looking for a naughty good time or naughty sex. This little penis treasure is sure to provide hours of urethral stimulation and pleasure. The surgical steel is beautifully polished and perfectly molded to get any man off to a good start or an amazing finish.

It starts out at 5mm at works its way through 6 humps to almost 12mm. You can have a little or a lot. Once you have reached the widest part you will be ready to reach climax. You will have to work your way to wearing it as jewelry for hours at a time, you will be able to hold your cum a little longer too. And what man doesn’t want longer, more intense #orgasms. No one wants to blow his wad early.  But the truth is with the Naughty #Penisplug you can tease yourself, your partner can tease you, or you can tease your partner to sustain your hard on and make that oh so good feeling last.

If you are thinking there is no way you would ever stick something steel up the head of your dick, you probably are not alone. It sounds crazy as hell doesn’t it? Guess what? If it didn’t feeling so fucking good, there wouldn’t be thousands sold everyday. Cum on baby, don’t be chicken, get to stickin’. You won’t be disappointed. Looking for the Naughty Penis Plug? Try thechaingang.com. They have it, plus hundreds more in stock and ready to cum to you.

Tighten Up Girls!

OK. Are you exercising regularly? I’m not talking about jogging or pilates, I’m talking about exercising your vagina with a British Vaginal Barbell. If you don’t know that you have muscles down there that can be tightened up and toned for a better sex life, then let me help get you in shape.

First of all, do this for yourself. Often us ladies think just about our partners pleasure, but do this for you, and I promise, the effects your partner will have will shock you. Exercising your vaginal muscles improves your sexual health and general health. It helps relax you, insures bladder control, and makes your partner go boom boom.

This can be used for your kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder, so even if you are not looking for a better sexual experience, this is a great piece to have. Once you become a regular exerciser , you will notice the difference right away. During sex you will be able to squeeze your man at will. He will never know when it is going to happen and it drives him wild.

This versatile piece is not just a barbell, it can also be used as a dildo. Now don’t let that embarrass you. Fact is, once you start using it, the relaxation you will achieve when  reaching orgasm will make it worth the time and money. This piece is surgical steel and highly polished for a beautiful look and comfortable feel. It has three balls on one end and two on the other. It is approximately 6 3/4″ long, the largest ball is 1 1/4″ wide. This piece is so versatile, you will wonder what you ever did without it.

If you are looking to tighten up and get fit, it’s a simple process. Lube the British Vaginal Barbell well before inserting. Next slowing insert, enjoying each ball as it enters. Now, as you lay in the bed, simply tighten with your vaginal walls (your butt cheeks should tighten too). Do this over and over and you move the British barbell in and out. Do this for a few days, and you and your partner will be delighted. To get one just go to thechaingang.com. They also have other vaginal barbells in stock. It’s a great sight for whatever you need in body jewelry.

 

New 40mm Ball Weights In Stock

OK guys, there here! Just what you have been waiting for. We now have in stock size 40mm Donut Ball Weights. This is a great new size we are very excited to offer our customers both new and old. We have in stock and ready to ship sizes 40X28, 40X30, 40X32, 40X34, 40X36, 40X38, and 40X40.

This is a great weight for you guys who have been looking to increase from the 30 donut, or for you guys who have been stacking them. Just think of the possibilities you will have now with the 40mm as an option. And these weights are beautiful. They are highly polished surgical steel, like you are used to from our high quality products but there is just something about these that stand out. Maybe it’s the size. The bigger is better theory is definitely true here.

These guys are sure to get your “hang on”. The 40X40 Donut weighs about 1 lb. 10 oz.. Now that is something to be happy about. If you are new to stretching that might not mean much to you, but you guys that have been stretching for a while, you know what I’m talking about. Just imagine the length you are  going to get out of these weights. I can not “weight” to take one home to my man. He is going to be so excited. It’s what he has been “weighting” on. And of course you can stack these with the other donuts, the 20mm and 30mm will all stack beautifully with these new 40 donut ball weights.

For the best selection of ball weights on the web, go to thechaingang.com. We have all the sizes you need in stock and ready to ship so you can get your “hang on”. Look them up today, you will not be disappointed in what you find at thechaingang.com. Great prices, great quality.