- Total $0.00
Choosing the Perfect Material for New Ear Piercings: Titanium vs 14K Solid Gold vs Sterling Silver/Gold Filled
To properly understand the concept of "New Piercings," it is essential to consider the healing time required for different types of ear piercings.
The healing period for an earlobe piercing typically ranges from 2 to 4 months. On the other hand, cartilage piercings, such as Helix, Tragus, Rook, Conch, and Forward Helix piercings, generally take longer to heal, with an approximate healing time of 6 to 12 months. Daith piercings, specifically, may require 9 to 12 months to fully heal.
When it comes to selecting the best material for new piercings, Titanium always stands out as the optimal choice. It is particularly suitable for those with sensitive skin and is available at an affordable price point. Doviana utilizes medical-grade Titanium implants, ensuring that you can confidently use them for both healing and fully healed piercings without worrying about allergic reactions or tarnishing.
14K Solid Gold
The second-best material option would be 14K Solid Gold, taking affordability into consideration. For initial piercings, it is crucial to ensure that the gold used is 14K or higher, free from nickel and cadmium, and alloyed for biocompatibility. However, it's worth noting that gold higher than 18K is not recommended for body jewelry, as it is relatively soft and prone to scratching or nicking. Therefore, Doviana's 14K Solid Gold collection is the perfect choice for initial piercings, provided it fits within your budget.
Sterling Silver/Gold Filled
While earrings made of sterling silver with gold plating or gold-filled may appear appealing, they are not ideal for initial piercings. The interaction between the unhealed blood and sterling silver, due to wear, can lead to tarnishing.
It is important to note that the healing process can vary depending on individual factors and adherence to aftercare practices. Remember not to change or remove your jewelry until your piercing has fully healed. If you have any questions or concerns, it is advisable to consult with your piercer for guidance.