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Types of Materials for Jewelry

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GCSE Resistant Materials

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Types of Materials for Jewelry

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Titanium

Titanium is a silver colored element metal, which is about half the weight of Stainless Steel. This weight difference can be a big advantage if you like the look of really thick jewelry but your piercing is gets aggravated by heavy jewelry. Titanium jewelry is an excellent choice to be used in new piercings as it is hypoallergenic and is normally accepted by the body very well. A new piercing done with Titanium jewelry will usually heal up much faster too. Healing quickly is ideal because the longer a piercing takes to heal the longer it is susceptible to infection and more chance it has to migrate through the skin.

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18ct Yellow Gold

18 carat Gold is also a very good material for body jewelry and is readily accepted by most people's body piercing, but it does not work well for all people. It is softer then metals such as Titanium, Niobium and 316L steel and some peoples skin can actually discolor the gold but it can easily be repolished back to its former lustre. Gold Body jewelry looks great and is very popular with

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