Q:

How long is it before a tongue piercing closes up?

A:

Quick Answer

Some people experience closing of a tongue piercing within an hour and a half of stud removal, while others can keep their jewelry out for days at a time. The length of time it takes for a tongue piercing to close up after removing the jewelry will vary from person to person.

Know More
How long is it before a tongue piercing closes up?
Credit: Photo by Anders Ljungberg Moment Getty Images

Full Answer

If jewelry is removed for any extended length of time, it is important to place a retainer in its place. A retainer keeps the piercing hole open. It is clear, so it allows the wearer to conceal the piercing. This is especially useful for individuals who practice sports or for those who are prohibited from wearing body jewelry at their place of employment. Retainers are generally made of acrylic.

Learn more about Jewelry & Watches

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Where can you sell jewelry?

    A:

    Jewelry that contains real gold, diamonds and other precious stones, along with good-quality watches, can be sold in a pawn shop, at a jeweler, or online at sites such as Craigslist, Amazon, and eBay. Best practice is to first ascertain the value of the jewelry before selling the piece.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What does "DWT" mean in jewelry?

    A:

    The abbreviation "DWT" in jewelry means "pennyweight." A pennyweight is a unit of mass equal to 24 grains, 0.05 troy ounce or 1.56 grams. Jewelers and gold buyers use pennyweights or grams to weigh gold and other precious metals.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is Monet jewelry?

    A:

    Monet is a line of costume jewelry that was developed by Michael and Joseph Chernow. The brothers founded the company to offer an alternative to some of the more expensive pieces offered by Coco Chanel and Elso Schiaparelli. The key to their plan was to create a costume jewelry style that mixed the two designers' ideas.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you cast jewelry?

    A:

    To cast jewelry, create a mold, run it through a burnout cycle in a kiln, melt metal, pour it into the mold, and quench it in cold water. To finish the jewelry piece, remove it from the mold, file away the rough edges, and polish it.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore