Belly Bar Materials Guide
At abellybar.com we operate a due diligence policy which in plain English means we regularly test our materials to ensure they conform with industry standards and meet current U.K. and E.U legislation.
Steel (Grade 316L)
Surgical steel is a bright, shiny, versatile and tarnish resistant metal commonly used in body piercing. 316L is the grade of steel used for all our steel jewellery. This is the grade of steel used for the manufacture of components used in surgical procedures.
Our range of gold belly bars are available in 9ct Yellow and 9ct White Gold and are manufactured using nickel free casting grain of the highest purity and quality. Our white gold belly bars are electro plated with Rhodium which is a precious metal from the Platinum family used to make the white gold whiter and give a perfect finish.
Titanium is a metallic element. It is the industry standard for initial piercings and is the only metal suitable for people who historically suffer allergic responses to jewellery. Titanium is naturally inert and it is impossible to suffer an allergic response its properties. The anodised finish on titanium which gives it its colour is a totally natural finish involving no pigment.
The silver we use is 925 Sterling Silver and in manufacture we use only nickel free casting grain of the highest purity and quality.
PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition)
PVD is the term used for an electrically deposited coating on our 316 Grade L Steel. It is a durable coating with a bright finish that will not chip, fade, corrode or tarnish.
PTFE is completely inert, soft and very flexible and as a result of these properties is a popular choice for initial piercings and for retainers.