Acrylic glass, scientifically known as polymethylmethacrylate or PMMA, is commonly referred to as plexiglass. Because of its elasticity, this synthetic material is often used as an alternative to the ordinary glass. Acrylic glass is appreciated in jewelry making since this material - in contrast to ordinary glass - is light, less delicate and also more transparent. Acrylic glass let UV- light pass through which leads to shiny and twinkling effects in disco lights. Other advantages of acrylic glass are: It is non-toxic and resistant to ageing and to weathering.
Surgical Steel 316L
Surgical steel 316L, originally used in medical implants (e.g. artificial joints), has now become the most important material for piercings. It is characterized by its extremely shiny surface with practically no uneven traces. Surgical steel is also very scratch-resistant.However, it is not advisable to use surgical steel for first-time piercings since its nickel component as part of the alloy may become active when in contact with the sore salt of a newly pierced skin (we recommend to use Titanium G23 or Bioplast instead). Surgical steel can be worn without any trouble once the piercing hole is healed because Nickel cannot be absorbed by the body anymore. Allergies to surgical steel 316L are rare.
PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) is a soft and elastic material (commonly referred to as īplasticī). PVCīs main features are very high resistance, minimum weight and thermal conductivity. PVC is skin-friendly and allergies to it are rarely found. injuries resulting from wearing PVC jewels are very unlikely due to its softness and elasticity.