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Piercing Jewelry Care 101

Piercing Jewelry Care 101

Piercing Jewelry is the same as regular jewelry. Both are consumables. Then why do so many people assume body jewelry is different and no need to be cleaned? But what should I do? Here are several ways.

How to storage your jewelry?

You always need to clean your jewelry before storing it! This will prolong the life of the jewelry. Also, keeping your jewelry in a suitable container (Airtight, separated) will keep it looking cool while minimizing what it's exposed to while not using.

  • Clean your jewelry before storing it!
  • Store them in a dry area. To care for the jewelry and refrain from tarnishing.
  • The smallest amount of moisture in the air can lead to tarnishing, so store the jewelry in a jewelry box or pouch. (Tips: You can also add an anti-tarnish strip for further protection.)
  • If the jewelry comes in contact with water, perfume, sweat, or any other form of moisture, be sure to wipe and dry the piece.

How to clear your piercing jewelry?

Must-Have Items:

  • Paper Towels
  • Antibacterial Soap
  • Warm Water


  • Always wash your hands before handling your body jewelry!
  • Cleaning your body jewelry with antibacterial soap and warm water.
  • You can let it soak in the warm water if there are any spots with buildup.
  • Be sure to rinse it well with water once you're done.


  • Avoid alcohol-based chemicals as your jewelry cleaner. These may cause tarnishing and limit the life of your body jewelry.
  • Don’t scrub or brush the jewelry with tools. Just use your hands and a paper towel! Friction from a cleaning tool can scratch or damage the jewelry.
  • Try and avoid swimming pools while wearing your body jewelry. Though chlorine is known to sanitize, the chemicals may tarnish your jewelry.
  • Try not to keep all of your body jewelry together in one box. Some jewelry pieces have prongs and sharp edges that could damage the rest of the jewelry in the box. Putting them in separate bags could alleviate this issue.

Cleaning your jewelry doesn't have to be a daunting task, but will always be worth it.

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