The Sparkling butterfly belly bar is 14 gauge and 10mm in length which is the standard size for belly piercings. Made from surgical steel and sterling silver 92.5. Because the back of the butterfly is made from sterling silver it will last longer than cheaper metals. It can also be re polished if it should tarnish and made to look as good as new. We love that it is covered in tiny crystals.
Ball at the top end of the bar unscrews and can be replaced with any other body jewellery balls with a 14 gauge thread.
Both the sparkling butterfly belly bars 14 gauge stem and its top ball are made from surgical steel 316L. This means they are implant-grade surgical steel – it is probably the most common and most widely used metal for body piercings. Surgical Steels (316L) are used for bone fixation screws, body pins, bone plates, staples, amongst many other applications. We do not play or gamble with your health.
If you’re wearing surgical steel SS316L jewellery and are having problems with irritation or a new piercing that just won’t heal, it is possible that you have a intolerance of surgical steel and might want to try titanium.
Sterling silver meaning
The sparkling butterfly is made from sterling silver and features a 92.5 stamp, this 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!
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 sulphur content.