Piercing Fact Sheet
Studex Surgical Stainless Steel
Studex uses only the finest high-grade stainless steel available in the manufacturing of its ear piercing studs. This material is categorised as surgical grade stainless steel.
Surgical stainless steel is a particularly effective material for manufacturing jewellery where long term contact with the skin is required.
The Studex ear piercing studs are manufactured using this stainless steel in order to afford the consumer the greatest protection possible against common hazards such as allergies and reactions with the skin.
Studex surgical stainless steel studs are high-quality products which combine the look with durability and due to the strong bonding action found in the metallurgic properties of this material; it prevents any sensitising though elements such as nickel leaching into the skin.
Because of these properties, surgical grade stainless steel is regarded as one of the best materials to use in the manufacture of ear piercing earrings. Studex surgical stainless steel is tumbled and highly polished after the jewellery is manufactured.
The System 75 ear piercing system uses 316 grade surgical stainless steel. This is the same grade that is widely used in the body piercing industry throughout the world for almost all initial body piercing.
Studex 24k Gold Plating
Studex uses only pure 24 carat (24k) hard gold plating. After the surgical stainless steel ear piercing studs are manufactured and polished they are plated with 24k pure gold which gives a very high luster and will not wear off even after prolonged wear.
Studex uses only the finest high-grade titanium available, categorised as implant grade G23 titanium.
The Studex titanium ear piercing studs are manufactured using this material as it is inert to the body, meaning that it is non-irritating to body tissue.
Titanium is also used for surgical implants as it is hypo-allergenic, very strong and light weight. It is very seldom that titanium will cause any irritation.
Titanium was discovered in 1791 and was named from the Greek Titans “Son of Earth”
Studex titanium is highly polished and has a slightly darker colour than surgical stainless steel. Champagne titanium is a unique process that provides a lustrous and attractive light gold wash colour.
MediSept nose piercing studs are manufactured using the finest high-grade titanium available, categorised as implant grade G23 titanium. The titanium material is inert to the body, meaning that it is non-irritating to body tissue.
MediSept titanium is highly polished and has a slightly darker colour than surgical stainless steel.
Champagne titanium is a unique process that provides a lustrous and attractive light gold colour which is particularly attractive on the nose. MediSept Nose Studs are 18 gauge.
X8 Body Jewellery
The X8 body jewellery brand uses highly polished 316L surgical stainless steel for the bulk jewellery and fashion jewellery styles. This is the same grade that is widely used in the body piercing industry throughout the world for almost all initial body piercing.
The X8 body jewellery range also includes polycarbonate retainers for the nose, eyebrow, lip and tongue.
Polycarbonate is a flexible translucent polymer material that does not contain nickel.
Polycarbonate items are made with a very smooth finish and are used to hold the piercing site open when metal jewellery is not being worn. The piercing site must be healed to wear a retainer as these items are generally not sterilised. Initial piercing jewellery should never be replaced until the piercing is completely healed.