It used to be that taking a trip to a professional piercing shop was the only way for pierced folks to buy new or replacement jewelry. Now, much like every other product on the planet, there are a wide variety of online retailers available from which you can buy body jewelry online. But before you dive in and fill your cart with new goodies, read these tips to avoid some common problems that occur when purchasing body jewelry online.
1. Use the correct jewelry for the anatomical placement of your piercing.
Different piercings need different types of body jewelry for optimum comfort and minimal rejection. Wearing the wrong jewelry could eventually cause the tissue around the piercing to become misshapen, irritated, infected, or scarred. Our body jewelry is divided into multiple categories and also sizes so you can easily browse for what you need by what you have.
2. Measure. Measure again. Write it down.
Once you know which type of jewelry, there are multiple measurements you will need to be aware of to make sure it fits correctly.
You will need to know these numbers for buying your body jewelry online:
- the gauge (or the thickness) of the jewelry or plug
- the length for curved or straight barbells
- the diameter for rings or circular barbells
Visit your piercer and have them give you the specifics on your jewelry, so you can be sure you have accurate numbers. If you are measuring things yourself, measure twice! You want to be absolutely sure you have the right size because ordering an incorrectly sized piece of jewelry is not only frustrating, it is also likely going to be a waste of time or money on your part.
3. Confirm the color, material, and measurements are all correct.
Read the details of the product description carefully. Our shop is powered by humans, so there is always a tiny chance for error. The picture may not match the description or there may be conflicting numbers between the written description and listed measurements. However, if purchased and the mistake is on our end, we will gladly send you a replacement item at no cost. And don’t be afraid to contact customer service if you have any questions. Our team is here to make sure you are happy and can help you locate what you are looking for.
4. Read the return/exchange/refund policy.
When shopping at UrbanBodyJewelry.com, we have a specific policy in place to handle returns, exchanges, and/or refunds. It’s a good practice to read the return policy before you make a purchase so you can be aware of what your options will be and what steps need to be taken if you receive an item that you need to send back. Body jewelry usually can’t be returned if it has been taken out of any packaging it was delivered in so it’s definitely best to know that before you get your package then after you excitedly open everything.
5. Order away!
If you’ve followed the above steps then you’ve done about all you can to make sure you will receive the correct material, color, size, and shape when buying on UrbanBodyJewelry.com. If there is a problem, you’re already equipped with the necessary information to make a timely return. All that is left to impatiently wait for the mail to arrive and then to share your new bling with all your favorite hashtags!