Ear gauges smell bad because of a buildup of oil, sweat and dead skin cells, according to Arka Shop. Larger sizes have more buildup, resulting in a worse smell. This buildup is visible on the jewelry as an oily, thick substance.
Organic jewelry is less likely to result in an obvious smell, because these materials let the piercing breathe better. Regular washing of both the jewelry and the stretched ear reduces buildup and smell. Antibacterial soap and salt water solutions are commonly used to keep gauges clean, and regularly massaging the area with moisturizing skin oil improves the health of the piercing.Learn More
If a gold bracelet is marked "925," it is not a real gold bracelet. The "925" mark is a standard stamp for sterling silver, indicating that the jewelry is 92.5 percent silver. A gold bracelet with "925" stamped on it is a sterling silver bracelet that is gold-plated or gold vermeil, meaning that it is covered with a thin layer of gold on the outside.Full Answer >
The reason men historically have worn their watches on their left wrist is due to a simple matter of practicality. Most are right-handed and therefore have an easier time seeing the time when the watch is located on their left wrist.Full Answer >
Plug earrings featuring jellyfish can be found through numerous online sources, including major retailers, such as Amazon, and through smaller businesses, such as the websites of tattoo artists and professional piercers. Shoppers will need to know what gauges their ear piercings are prior to purchasing jellyfish plugs to ensure a proper fit. Numerous different styles of jellyfish plugs exist, including some that are clear glass or Pyrex except for the figure of a jellyfish embedded inside and some that simply have a jellyfish painted onto a wooden or plastic base.Full Answer >
To remove tarnish from costume jewelry, start by picking off as much as you can using a toothpick or toothbrush, then try removing anything left using metal polish or vinegar. While abrasive chemicals in metal polish and vinegar can remove tarnish and verdigris, they can also sometimes remove any gold plating.Full Answer >