Metal Content of
Piercing Jewelry - amounts to: Trust a Reliable Supplier
Mill Certificates are not valid for Body Piercing Jewelry.
A "Mill Certificate" only certifies a particular batch of mill material and is good only so long as the material is not processed any further. In other words, as it is direct from the foundry. Where it goes afterwards, how it is cut up, is not "certified" because it goes through other hands before it lands in another fabricators hand to change the metal some more. The people insisting on "Certificates" are newbies listening to other newbies or who don't know that the certificate is for the purchaser of the original melt from the mill and is provided, along with a report of the test results so the purchaser knows what they are getting.
Body jewelry is not a medical
application. Body jewelry is not "approved" by the FDA.
Distributors even mix different shipments together and do not record lot numbers. Retailers mix them again but don't record and do not need lot numbers either. Because there are no lot numbers or serial numbers engraved on piercing jewelry there is no assurance that a particular piece of jewelry is from anywhere. There has never been a need for this.
Stainless Steel 316L,
commercial factory grade
USED BY TENS OF
THOUSANDS OF PIERCERS
The BASIS OF
ASTM STANDARDS IS:
There is no scientific or rational argument to support the assertion that ASTM F138 316LVM SS is necessary or any better for body jewelry application. The argument for 316LVM has no merit and must be discarded as a fringe element with a private agenda to sell F138 jewelry within the piercing community.
Non- F138 Certified 316L has
been SAFELY used
Safe "Usage" is accepted by ASTM as ultimate proof of acceptability of the material used.
message coming through?
Attempts to mislead piercers that 316LVM is the standard, or should be the standard is not based on fact or scientific evidence.
There is no argument to support 316LVM. It is not relevant for body piercing jewelry.
Concerning threading, after the Wikipedia article exposed internal as a sham to sell 316LVM, it also exposed the defenseless claim that piercings were being torn up inside by using externally threaded jewelry. After this was exposed the new laughable terminology being used is "micro-tears." Equally not supported by any evidence.
Read more at www.wreyeting.org
For piercing jewelry F138 is not any better than 316L for body jewelry.
As an example, would it make sense to buy the newest titanium alloy and pay a premium because it would melt at 800 degrees Centegrade rather than 1100 degrees centegrade? This is in effect what the difference is for piercing: NO DIFFERENCE nFOR BODY PIERCING.
Desperate Suppliers try and deceive YOU.
ASTM standards are the accepted way to
describe what something is
You may buy a USA made car but it has
most of the parts made overseas.
Unimax has earned the Trust of users around the globe.
When suppliers lie, excepting mistakes, they
should not get your orders.
jewelry is made in Asia and
then polished and assembled here.
This is a
real phone call I had:
He didn't get it.
It would make no sense to install
Formula 1 motors in
So it is with body piercing jewelry.
Don't risk your business to the delusion
that people will pay more for an
The following certificates support our claim that
the balls and bars are Stainless Steel 316L