You already know that we, here at FreshTrends, are committed to providing the highest quality jewelry in the freshest designs. Since this is our goal, we’re a little biased toward 14k gold as the best material for body jewelry.
However, we didn’t choose 14k gold to be our primary metal for no reason. There are a plethora of advantages to choosing 14k gold body jewelry.
Ever wonder why FreshTrends goes for gold? Here’s why we love 14k gold for body jewelry.
The difference between 14k gold and 18k gold has to do with how pure the gold is. 14k gold contains 58.3% pure gold, and 18k gold contains 75% pure gold.
You might think that you’d want your gold jewelry to be purer, but 14k gold is preferred for body jewelry for one big reason: it’s more durable than 18k gold.
Gold is an incredibly malleable material which means that it’s also delicate. Since 14k gold is mixed with more metals than 18k gold, it’s more durable. While 18k gold is still popular in more expensive jewelry items, it’s not recommended in jewelry that you wear every day, like your body jewelry.
Sometimes, 14k gold is mixed with nickel, especially 14k white gold. Because of this, those with metal sensitivities often stay away from 14k gold in favor of higher quality gold. However, all FreshTrends jewelry is nickel-free, making it safe for those with skin sensitivities. We want you to enjoy the beauty and durability of 14k gold without the discomfort of skin irritation.
Titanium is one of the most popular metals used in body jewelry. It contains no alloys, so those with metal sensitivities usually don’t experience any reactions from it, and it’s inexpensive. If you get pierced with one of the jewelry pieces sold at a piercing studio, it’s likely made from titanium for the reasons listed above.
While titanium is acceptable for body jewelry, it has its drawbacks. It’s not as easy to work with as gold is, so any repairs could be more difficult. It also tends to have more of a darker grey tone. While you can adjust the color of titanium, it just doesn’t quite compare to the luster of gold.
Of course, we want to say all of them! 14k gold looks fantastic in any piercing with its polished shine, especially if it’s paired with gorgeous gemstones.
But, we understand that when it comes to high quality body jewelry, you sometimes have to make a choice.
14k gold is ideal when you’re wanting to dress up your piercing. Whether you have an alternative look—like a septum piercing or eyebrow piercing—that you want to look more refined, or you’re looking for a gorgeous cartilage earring to wear at your best friend’s wedding, 14k gold thrives.
14k gold is also great if you want to wear your body jewelry around the office. Your employers are more likely to allow a gold nose ring with a genuine diamond than they are a bright pink bioplastic nose hoop.
Part of the reason why we prefer 14k gold over 18k gold is to allow you to wear your FreshTrends body jewelry daily. Since it’s more durable, it won’t scratch as easily as 18k gold, and you shouldn’t have a problem wearing it all the time.
You should, however, make sure that you take care of your 14k gold jewelry. All jewelry will scratch at some point, and it will get dirty and require some attention over time. To bring your 14k gold back to its original glory, make sure that you have it detailed every few years. When you’re not wearing it, keep it separate from your other jewelry to prevent scratching.
We love 14k gold jewelry, and we want you to love it as much as we do! Browse our 14k gold body jewelry, check out some of our favorite looks on Instagram and Pinterest, and fall in love with 14k gold like we have.
Now that we have you sold on 14k gold, here are some of our favorites.