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- Tribal brass plug ear weight with synthetic opal
Tribal brass plug ear weight with synthetic opal
Retail price: CAD $76.30
- Main material : Brass
- Secondary material : None
- PVD Coating : None
- Gem type : Lab created opal
- Threading : None
- Classification : Hardware (Expanders, etc.)
- Quantity Available: 4
Brass is used for its bright gold-like appearance and is popular in piercings for its tribal look. Brass Piercings are used by nature tribes all around the world.
We use a brass alloy of copper, zinc, and silver, which is free of any toxic elements such as nickel, lead, and cadmium.
We do not recommend brass for initial piercings, and they may cause irritation for some people.
BRASS JEWELRY GUIDELINES
First, brass jewelry isn't giving the same allure as if they are gold, silver or rose gold plated. What we look for in a brass jewel it's that special brown vintage look of tribal jewelry.
Yes, it does leave a green stain where jewelry was worn, but that stain is usually a result of a metal in the jewelry reacting with your skin — or something on your skin, such as hand lotion.
When the acids on your sweaty skin (or in your lotion) causes the copper in the jewelry to corrode, the process creates copper salts. These blue-green compounds can leave a mark on your skin in that iconic shade we call "Statue of Liberty Teal."
Other metals can produce similar effects: The silver present in Sterling silver and used as an alloy in a fair amount of gold jewelry, can oxidize when it comes in contact with skin. This causes tarnishing and can leave you with a dark-green or black stain. Although these marks are often associated with cheaper jewelry, they can happen with the pricey stuff, too.
Lab Created Opals
Lab Created Opal (GIA: Polymer Impregnated synthetic opal) is impregnated in the laboratory in around a year and has similar properties as that of natural opal. The main difference with natural opal is that the naturally occurring process has been sped up in the laboratory. Our Lab Created Opal is a beautiful opal with a perfect color dynamicity - revealed the beauty of Precious Opal.
Opal material from the KYOCERA Corporation in Japan is composed of at least 80% Silica and is exhibiting beautiful and vivid opal colors.
This material should not be mistaken with Opal-like plastics sold as imitation or fake Opals. Those materials contain mostly 80% Resin and only 20% Silica. Therefore, they do not qualify as «Lab Created Opal ».