Jewelry

  • Acrylic Jewelry Care

    Acrylic is very fragile, especially when exposed to cold.  Also, extended exposure to direct sunlight or heat can cause warping. Alcohol and other chemicals and solvents can crack, degrade, or even destroy acrylic. Clean with warm purified or distilled water and germicidal soap.  Most acrylic c...
  • Can I wear gold plated jewelry in the shower?

    The answer is unfortunately: no, you cannot do that! When you shower or take a bath, the jewelry you are wearing, will be immersed under water for a long period of time. And as you can imagine it cannot be good to an item which layer is so prone to chipping. The longer that gold plated jewelry s...
  • Can stainless steel, gold or other metals discolor? How to clean?

    Generally with any jewelery, it's best to try not expose any jewelry to any chemicals, which include lotions and perfumes. Any stains and discolorations with jewelry are typically caused by environment exposure. Although stainless steel is extremely durable, it can be damaged by harsh chemicals...
  • How do I open clickers / segment rings / hinged segement rings?

    Many people find it difficult to open small pieces of jewelry.  There are some simple tricks that you can try : 1 - we carry opening pliers for body piercing - https://rebelbod.com/collections/body-piercing-tools 2 - Home Depot has generic all-purpose opening pliers. These pliers basically spr...
  • How do I take care of my jewelry?

    Jewelry are really pretty but keeping it beautiful can be a task. Jewelry can’t take wear-and-tear the way as It can tarnish from water, air exposure and even creams and lotions. Learn how to care for your jewelry so that they remain beautiful for as long as possible. First thing is prevention :...
  • How To Fix Jewelry: Green Rings, Tarnish, Discoloration & More

    Most people don’t know this, but you can clean off tarnish and re-plate jewelry to try to make it look brand new again. What you’ll need: –an aluminum plate or aluminum foil –salt –baking soda –water –access to a microwave –a clean rag –your discolored jewelry 1) First, you’ll wan...
  • I have sensitive skin and it hurts when I wear body jewelry

    Here are a few tricks you can try if you have sensitive skin and it hurts when you wear some of your favorite body jewelry : Apply a thin coat of Vaseline or Neosporin or coconut oil on the jewelry before you put on the jewelry. Make sure you use the trick before your skin is sensitive Apply so...
  • Internally Threaded vs Externally Threaded

    Internal threading is gentler on new piercings or for more sensitive skins. It is less abrasive due to the ridges of the threads are hidden in the bars. External threading are more economically valued and it is good for piercings that are fully healed.
  • My jewelry is turning color, what do I do?

    If your items turn immediately, it can be caused by a metal-to-skin oil reaction. Each persons oils can make each metal react differently. We are not responsible for your skins reaction to metal or vise versa. Feel free to use a mild jewelry cleaner on 14K Gold, & Gold Filled jewelry. Stainle...
  • Organic Material Jewelry Care

    Cleaning organic jewelry will depend on the material (wood, stone, horn, glass, etc.) Keep in mind that this jewelry is made only for healed piercings. Organic jewelry is sensitive to extreme conditions (sun, warmth, water, etc.) so it’s best to store it in dark and cool place. • Wood: To keep y...
  • PVD Coated Jewelry Care

    PVD coated steel or titanium jewelry requires a bit of extra care. It’s important to keep the PVD coating intact, so it’s important never to use any harsh chemicals (such as alcohol) on the PVD coated jewelry. Use purified or distilled water and mild germicidal / anti-bacterial soap.  Don't soak ...
  • Silicone Jewelry Care

    Clean silicone jewelry regularly and carefully and keep it as dry as possible. A tight fit can trap secretions and cause irritation and infection. Your skin cannot breathe well with snug-fitting silicone obstructing the tissue. Use purified or distilled water and mild germicidal / anti-bacterial ...
  • Stripped threads

    Threads can strip regardless of the material. Stripped threads are caused by - Over tightening - too much torque applied to the screw exceeding the tensile strength rating of the screw - Cross threading - marred, or otherwise damaged threads will not marry up properly and will accumulate damage ...
  • The jewelry I received does not look exactly like the pictures

    The natural properties and composition of natural stone and materials define the unique beauty of each piece. Product images may show differences to the actual stone in color, shade, veining, color concentration, appearance and texture. Such naturally occurring variations are to be expected in s...
  • Tips on caring for Gold Plated jewelry

    Gold Plated jewelry is the best option for wearers who are jewelry obsessed but need to stay in a budget (pretty much everyone out there). It gives the impression of luxury while not causing you to break the bank every time you see a cute, trendy piece of jewelry. Gold plated jewelry is made by u...
  • Unscrew stuck jewelry ends

    If the ends are stuck on your jewelry and you are having difficulty unscrewing to remove the screwed ends, try soaking the piece in warm/hot filtered or distilled water with some mild soap and then try to removing the ends.  The mild soapy water will act as a lubricating agent and should help.  O...
  • What causes stainless steel to turn green

    The green color that you see on stainless steel parts is chromium oxide (Cr2O3). It forms when there is too much oxygen and/or moisture. 316L Stainless Steel has excellent corrosion resistance, but it is not impervious to rust. Chloride is an excellent rust cause with a little damp air moisture....
  • What does 1 Piece mean? Does it mean a Pair?

    All items available for purchase at RebelBod are 1 piece jewelry unless specifically stated as 1 pair. This is 1 Piece : and this is 1 Pair : Now the boring explaination : Some jewelry is listed as 1 Piece, which means Single Piece (1 Piece), and it does NOT mean a Pair (2 Pieces). Jew...
  • What is titanium? Does color anodized titanium jewelry discolor?

    Titanium is an element (symbol Ti) like gold, silver and platinum. It is a silvery white non ferrous metal with the highest strength to weight ratio of any known element. Titanium is inert and therefore completely corrosion resistant. It does not react to salt water, sunlight, or any body or comm...
  • Why can Rose Gold jewelry discolor my skin?

    Why can Rose Gold jewelry discolour my skin?  The reason is because there is Copper in Rose Gold. Many people are confused why their skin has changed colour after wearing a Rose Gold ring. Many assumed that low quality materials are to blame, but the most common culprit is actually the incorpo...
  • Why Does Stainless Steel Rust?

    Iron and Chromium Stainless steel is an alloy made up of iron and at least 10.5% chromium as well as lesser amounts of other elements such as carbon, silicon or manganese. It is the chromium that resists corrosion, making the steel “stainless.” There are over 150 recognized grades of stainless s...
  • Why your jewelry is turning your skin green/black

    Have you ever gotten a green discoloration on your skin from wearing jewelry? How about a black or a red discoloration? Discoloration where a jewelry touches your skin is due to a combination of factors: the metal of the jewelry, the chemical environment on your skin and your body's immune respon...