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Published Thursday, August 31, 2023

Autoclave Sterilization For Body Jewelry: The Ultimate Guide

Ever paused to think about how professionals ensure that body jewelry is clean and safe? We're delving deep into the world of autoclaving – an incredibly effective jewelry sterilization method.

What's Autoclaving All About?

Autoclaving is a sterilization process borrowed from the medical realm. It involves exposing items to high-pressure steam. This procedure eradicates harmful pathogens like bacteria and viruses, making your body jewelry safe to wear.


How Does an Autoclave Work?

Imagine a machine designed to destroy all forms of microorganisms. That’s your autoclave. Here’s a simple breakdown:

  • Purge Stage: The chamber fills with steam, pushing out the air.
  • Sterilization Stage: The temperature rises to a set level for a specified period. This is when the magic happens, and microorganisms are obliterated.
  • Exhaust Stage: The pressure reduces, letting the steam out. Think of it as a spa treatment for your jewelry!
  • Drying Stage: A vacuum ensures all moisture evaporates from the items. Sometimes, heated air gives a helping hand.

Why Should You Care About Autoclaving?

Several reasons make autoclaving the top choice:

  • Effective Sterilization: It's ruthless against all microorganisms.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Just water, steam, and no nasty waste.
  • Cost-Effective: Getting jewelry autoclaved won’t break the bank.
  • Attention to Detail: High-pressure steam gets into every nook and cranny of your jewelry, ensuring total sterilization.

Can You Autoclave All Body Jewelry?

Nope! Not every jewelry material is suited for autoclaving. Materials such as stainless steel, titanium, solid gold, and glass are autoclave-friendly. On the other hand, materials like bone, wood, acrylic, and certain gemstones should never meet an autoclave!

If you autoclave the wrong material, you risk deformation, melting, or even potential harmful reactions.

How Do You Know Your Jewelry Has Been Autoclaved?

When you purchase from Bodyartforms, your jewelry comes in a bag with an autoclave sterilization indicator. This little text changes color to confirm that your jewelry has been adequately sterilized. Plus, we test our autoclaves with third-party testers to ensure they function perfectly.

If you're hunting for new jewelry or just curious, visit Check out our range and remember the autoclave option at checkout!

Note: Always be cautious when choosing your jewelry materials and the sterilization method. If you’re stretching a piercing, autoclaved jewelry is a must to reduce infection risks.

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