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why are anodized jewelry ALWAYS chipped?

Discussion in 'Body Jewelry' started by victorialopez, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. victorialopez

    victorialopez New Member

    Hi i have had the nostral and septum pierced for 3 months. 1St i bought an anodized titanium hoop from PP, and it came chipped, like it looks like the color is chipping off and you can see the silver color underneath. So then i bought two more pieces of jewelry from two different places and both had the same chipping on the anodized colored part. WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? Is this safe to put in my piercing? Will i get chips of paint in my piercing? All the sellers are replacing the jewelry, but it seems like all the pieces chip. Will this chip in my piercing at a later time, since they all seem to chip anyways? Im so confused.
  2. dnd4evr

    dnd4evr Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Properly done anodizing shouldn't chip. Anodizing electrically alters the surface of the metal and the depth of penetration is what determines the color (physics). There is no paint, stain or dye. There are only 2 colors that anodized Titanium can't generate. True black and true red are not possible (physics).

    If you can feel a loss of material (rough/sharp edges) than it did chip. In that case I would contact customer service.

    Under normal daily wear I would not expect it to happen. Is you jewelry located where it see's a lot of wear of collisions with other jewelry?
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  3. victorialopez

    victorialopez New Member

    No i didnt wear the jewelry, thats how it came in the package. It looked chipped. Even from PP. one item was chipped. Like the color was flaking off
  4. victorialopez

    victorialopez New Member

    So if thats how it is, will it keep chipping in my piercing? Should i wear it or throw it away?
  5. Craftsman

    Craftsman Member Staff Member

    If it was damaged when you got it, PP should replace it for you.
  6. victorialopez

    victorialopez New Member

    Ok i know, it being replaced is not the question. The question is do i throw them away or is it going to keep chipping in my piercing? And since 3 pieces have come chipped, even from PP that swears to be high quality, it seems all anodized will chip sooner or later .... so wont any anodized piece chip in my piercing? since they all chip?
  7. victorialopez

    victorialopez New Member

    Ughhhhhh im so confused i have wasted so much money in these piercings
  8. dnd4evr

    dnd4evr Super Moderator Staff Member

    Anodizing should't be chipping. Especially since it was likely packaged immediately after coloring. You may be seeing an area that did not color evenly. I think customer support will have to help you sort this out. They have an e-mail and phone number you can use to contact them. I would suggest something, but once the package is opened they may say you can't return it so its best if you contact them first.

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