Silver ball nose stud is sterling silver 92.5. You can bend it slightly or keep it straight. Usually when worn in the nose, you do not put the butterfly on, as this can be quite dangerous and accidentally sniffed up the nose. This nose stud can also be worn as a little earring in the ear lobe with the butterflies attached. Each pair is sent with butterflies (if you want it for an earring) It always good to carry around a spare as it is so easy to lose a nose stud!
You can choose from the teeny tiny 1 mm size-this is a great one for school or work if you are not allowed to have your nose pierced but need to keep the piercing open -nice and discreet!! And the 1.5 mm silver ball nose stud and 2 mm size silver ball nose stud are our extreme popular size. Just the perfect sizes for everyone!
Sterling silver meaning
Sterling silver means it is 92.5% fine silver with no more than 7.5% of copper or other metals. This formula is internationally accepted and it gives sterling silver the hardness and the tolerance to work with. Anything higher than 92.5 would be too soft and tarnish too quickly. When you buy sterling silver from us, we can guarantee it is just that!
Sterling Silver care tips
To keep your sterling silver looking its best, use a silver polishing cloth or silvo on an old rag and give it a gentle rub. This will give your jewellery back its brilliant shine! Silver will tarnish from being exposed to air but will take a good six weeks to discolour. Items that are worn constantly will take a lot longer! To preserve the shine on your silver avoid contact with ammonia, alcohol, fingernail polish remover or turpentine. ALWAYS remove sterling silver jewellery while in natural hot pools because of the high sulphur content in the water. Do not use silver dip. Dip cleaners work for the first few times but it puts a layer on the silver and can discolour stones and shell. Toothpaste is also not a good idea as it is too abrasive.
If you see the words silver plated, that means it only has a coating of sterling silver over another alloy. This will fade over time and is not able to be polished. Our sterling silver products are not plated but sterling silver all the way through– nothing but the good stuff for you!!