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Old 02-16-2011, 12:05 PM   #1
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Has anyone ordered from them? They seem like a good site, and I've found some nose rings I really like, but I'd like to see if anyone else has had experience with them before! If so, were their products good quality?

Also, If anyone has other suggestions for online stores that sell nice nose jewelry, please let me know!
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The quality of the jewelry looks pretty iffy, especially the stainless steel. 316L stainless steel isn't really awesome for body piercings. Cheap jewelry is usually cheap for a reason.

Some of the nicest body jewelry I've ever seen comes from Anatometal. Your best bet is going to be find a quality shop and have it order the piece for you.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:56 AM   #3
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The quality of the jewelry looks pretty iffy, especially the stainless steel. 316L stainless steel isn't really awesome for body piercings. Cheap jewelry is usually cheap for a reason.

Some of the nicest body jewelry I've ever seen comes from Anatometal. Your best bet is going to be find a quality shop and have it order the piece for you.
I had a feeling that would be the reaction!

My only problem is that I got my nose pierced out of state, so I'm not really familiar with any of the piercing places around here... Not to mention that most of the well rated ones are downtown (or, worse - on the other side of the city), which would generally be a nightmare to get to when I have free time! I'll have to see if I can find any closer to me. I really would prefer to go somewhere where they could change it for me, since it's the first time! But we'll see.
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The quality of the jewelry looks pretty iffy, especially the stainless steel. 316L stainless steel isn't really awesome for body piercings. Cheap jewelry is usually cheap for a reason.

Some of the nicest body jewelry I've ever seen comes from Anatometal. Your best bet is going to be find a quality shop and have it order the piece for you.
I had a feeling that would be the reaction!

My only problem is that I got my nose pierced out of state, so I'm not really familiar with any of the piercing places around here... Not to mention that most of the well rated ones are downtown (or, worse - on the other side of the city), which would generally be a nightmare to get to when I have free time! I'll have to see if I can find any closer to me. I really would prefer to go somewhere where they could change it for me, since it's the first time! But we'll see.
I totally understand! The piercer I go to now is about three hours away in my hometown; I don't make special trips to see him, but when I'm visiting my mom, I'll stop in if I need something. It's hard to find someone you trust and who's good when there are so many shady shops out there. Generally, if you order from a shop, they'll be happy to do the change for you, too. Here are some good places to start looking: APP and BME. If you want some help tracking down a good shop, I'd be happy to look into it.

I had my first cartilage piercing done where I live now, and I was completely ignorant about jewelry quality and proper aftercare -- and I paid for it. If the health department gave a damn about piercers, I'd have reported this place. I've done a lot of research since then and have become pretty passionate about the piercing scene. I'd love to have an apprenticeship, but there's no one around here I trust to teach me.
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I order from steelnavel.com, they have great stuff, helpful customer service, and everything ends up at my door in a timely manner!
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The quality of the jewelry looks pretty iffy, especially the stainless steel. 316L stainless steel isn't really awesome for body piercings. Cheap jewelry is usually cheap for a reason.

Some of the nicest body jewelry I've ever seen comes from Anatometal. Your best bet is going to be find a quality shop and have it order the piece for you.
I had a feeling that would be the reaction!

My only problem is that I got my nose pierced out of state, so I'm not really familiar with any of the piercing places around here... Not to mention that most of the well rated ones are downtown (or, worse - on the other side of the city), which would generally be a nightmare to get to when I have free time! I'll have to see if I can find any closer to me. I really would prefer to go somewhere where they could change it for me, since it's the first time! But we'll see.
I totally understand! The piercer I go to now is about three hours away in my hometown; I don't make special trips to see him, but when I'm visiting my mom, I'll stop in if I need something. It's hard to find someone you trust and who's good when there are so many shady shops out there. Generally, if you order from a shop, they'll be happy to do the change for you, too. Here are some good places to start looking: APP and BME. If you want some help tracking down a good shop, I'd be happy to look into it.

I had my first cartilage piercing done where I live now, and I was completely ignorant about jewelry quality and proper aftercare -- and I paid for it. If the health department gave a damn about piercers, I'd have reported this place. I've done a lot of research since then and have become pretty passionate about the piercing scene. I'd love to have an apprenticeship, but there's no one around here I trust to teach me.
Thank you so much! Those sites are really helpful! I've been looking for some way of judging whether or not piercing places are reputable, but never quite found what I was looking for! I really liked the place I went to, but unfortunately, it was in Florida.
I'm thinking I might just have to set aside a Saturday one of these days, and make a pilgrimage to one of the shops I've found!

I'm sorry you had a bad experience, but I'm glad you're so knowledgeable about it now - for my sake!
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The best body jewelry is at bodyartforms.com It is the only place I buy my stuff. They carry...literally...everything. From Tawapa to Gorilla Glass. You get store credit just for posting pics and leaving reviews. Free stuff with EVERY purchase over $15. I can't speak enough about them.
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+1 for BodyArtForms.com they're awesome.
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Has anyone ordered from them? They seem like a good site, and I've found some nose rings I really like, but I'd like to see if anyone else has had experience with them before! If so, were their products good quality?

Also, If anyone has other suggestions for online stores that sell nice nose jewelry, please let me know!

This website is horrible, they take your money, and do not deliver the product! Here is a link of several people over a span of a few years complaining. freshtrends.com Reviews. Buying guides & consumer product reviews at Epinions.com
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