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.
In Gold Body Jewelry you should never put anything less that 14k gold into your piercing. With just standard 14k Gold there are a lot less alloys to cause your body piercing problems. However we go much farther and only use 14k Gold that is nickel free. So always be sure to ask what is in the Gold Jewelry. 18k Gold will be even better for body piercings, but there are a few problems with this as well. 1st Problem is the cost is quite high in fact it is almost double of 14k. Also 18k gold it is very soft and will bend very easy so is not nearly as durable.
Just be careful and always ask questions. If the Jewelry seems to cheap to be real then it normally is. Even though I do work for The Chain Gang, I can personally recommend Body Jewelry By The Chain Gang’s 14k Gold. I have a high allergic reaction to nickel and have never had a problem with any of our 14k Gold Body Jewelry, and believe me I have worn a lot of it. Sara
At Body Jewelry by The Chain Gang we produce some of the very finest Quality Body Piercing Jewelry and Adult Toys in the Industry. We are also always happy to help you whenever we can. Just email us. Russ@TheChainGang.com www.TheChainGang.com