Organic Jewelry Care Tips

Genuine Honey Amber Plug

Genuine Honey Amber Plug

Organic body jewelry is beautiful and unique. Made of natural, raw materials, these jewelry pieces are very attractive. Most of the organic body jewelry designs are made for ear piercings, particularly stretched piercings. However, that’s not all. Some organic jewelry pieces are specially made for other types of piercing or other body parts (for example, nose piercings).

To make the most of your organic jewelry, you need to know how to take a good care of them. Remember, these are organic, natural materials, so they require a bit different care routine than your metal jewelry in order to make them shine and last for long.

The first thing you need to know before using organic jewelry is that there are many different materials you can use. Unlike metal jewelry, these can’t be sanitized, so you need to take a good care of them. Also, it’s important to buy your organic jewelry from reputable stores. Not all types of wood and other organic materials are body-safe. To ensure your safety, it’s important to buy only quality, well-crafted jewelry sold in reputable stores.

Care Tips

Here are some quick tips on how to care for your organic body jewelry:

  • Know the materials. With organic jewelry, the exact material is very important, because it usually dictates the care needed. Is your jewelry made of wood? Glass, stone? These materials require different care routines, so you need to know what to use.
  • Organic jewelry should not be put under extreme conditions (sun, light, heat, cold, etc.)
  • Don’t wash your organic jewelry with strong cleaners. Even a regular soap is too harsh (you may use mild and anti-bacterial soap).
  • Bone and horn are good materials for allowing your skin to breathe. Another advantage is that it doesn’t get cold. However, it can easily dry out, which may cause cracks.
  • Never soak your organic jewelry in water for too long. Make sure you dry it out properly before you wear it again.
  • Polish your jewelry with vegetable oils to make them shine.
  • Make sure to always keep your jewelry clean. Organic jewelry can’t be sanitized, so it’s important not to put it on dirty surfaces.
  • Some jewelry made of wood should be sanded regularly.
  • Organic jewelry is best to be used for fully healed piercings only. Never use it for new piercings or as initial piercing jewelry.
  • Store your organic jewelry in a cool, dry place.

Eco Friendly Body Jewelry Hits the Fashion Scene Hard!

Parquet Wood Ear Plugs

Organics are all the rage, and body jewelry has been and is going even more organic and eco friendly! With more and more designers turning to organic jewelry, the trend is fast catching on and has taken the world, fashion ramps and runways by a definite storm. These jewelry pieces are beautiful, low maintenance, cost effective and a sure-shot fashion statement! Continue reading

Wood Jewelry – Back to the Basics

And now for our next post, we would return to the basics and talk a bit about wooden jewelry. Wood has been used as a material for jewelry since times immemorial. But lately, metals had kind of displaced it. This season, with the coming back of organic jewelry, wood body jewelry has come back with a bang!

Wood is one of the most versatile materials available. This ensures that wood jewelry is everything you want your jewelry piece to be, and more! Continue reading

Latest Trends in Body Piercing

Body Piercing is a fascinating form of Body art and there is hardly any young individual who is not drawn in by its exclusive air and charisma. Body Piercing definitely lends one’s personality the X-factor and an edge over others. Body Piercing means different things in different cultures. Sometimes, it signifies marriage and in other times it represents death of a near and dear one. However, apart from these representations, body piercing symbolizes coolness and attitude, simultaneously adding a distinct character to the person.

The field of Body Piercing is full of innovations and involves greater inventiveness in the arena of body jewelry design. People indulging in body piercing have definitely become more and more experimenting and Continue reading

Star Stopping Eardrops – Definite Show Stoppers!

Organic body jewelry is one of The Chain Gang’s specialties. Therefore, we keep adding new, designer jewelry to an already extensive collection. This is to ensure that our customers get the very latest in Organic body jewelry and we live up to our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee!

From our range of Organic body jewelry, we bring you Star Stopping Eardrops – the very latest in fashion and definite head turners. These pieces sure refute the myth that Organic jewelry cannot be fashionable. The Star Stopping Eardrops are made from Genuine Buffalo Horn and all are hand-carved with utmost precision. We must mention here that no animals were hurt or killed for the purpose of making these pieces. Cool and perfect for flaunting piercings, the Star Stopping Eardrops are made for 14 gauge piercings only. Continue reading

Ear Piercing or Body Piercing?

Double Helix Spiral

Double Helix Spiral

When you think about Ear Piercing what is the first thing that comes to mind. To me it use to be a diamond stud or two. Now you can have you whole ear practically pierced.

There are plenty of places on the ear to pierce that you may not even realize such as the Lobe, the Conch, the Tragus, the Diath, and the Helix. It is recommended to use a Larger Gauge of Jewelry in any cartilage piercings to make the healing more comfortable and less problematic.

The most common Jewelry for the ear piercings are Captive Rings, Circular Barbells, Ear Plugs, Flesh Tunnels & Earlets, Segment and Seamless Rings. I have had my cartilage pierced and to be honest I actually use the Nosebones in mine. They work great for that, for several reasons. They are light, and usually cheaper. Also unlike the standard backs they don’t stick me in the side of my head while I sleep. Also they don’t catch my hair, and have my hair wrap around the post, which can easily cause in infection. So be creative, the choices are only limited by your imagination.

I will not lie the cartilage piercings usually do hurt a little, but not a big deal. And just as with all piercings or tattoos, a few days of pain can equal a lifetime of pleasure and beauty. With all the Jewelry possibilities you have, whether it be in 14K Gold, Titanium, Surgical Steel, or Glass, how can you refuse.