Watch the step by step guide (left) for changing your TummyToys® belly button ring.
Your solid silver TummyToys® belly rings should be soaked in alcohol for at least 1 minute before inserting in your navel, even when new. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your piercings. For more information about changing your piercing, click here.
When opening the clasp, gently snap open from the top end (opposite end to the 925/14k hallmark stamps). Do not use pliers as this will damage your jewellery. If initially your clasp is too tight to open, watch the video and then double check your opening from the top end - opposite side of the hallmark stamp, try gently using the tip of your finger to push back. Feel free to contact us for assistance.
Caring for your TummyToys body jewellery helps eliminate the chances of infection and keeps your jewellery looking shiny and new.
All body jewelry will collect body oils and other small particles. Clean your body jewelry in jewellery cleaner and scrub gently with a small brush in the indented areas where grime could build up. We recommend using Connoisseurs cleaning products on a weekly basis.
TummyToys® belly rings are made from precious materials like gold and 925 solid silver, which means they will tarnish over time. Shining your navel jewellery with a Goddard's Polishing Cloth will remove the tarnish, restore the original shine and assist with protecting the silver.
Watch the video for instructions from Melissa, the TummyToys® jewellery designer on how to clean your TummyToys® clasps so they last forever.
Like an earring, your TummyToys® belly button ring may lose its snap over the years. All you need to do is bend the curved post ever so slightly by putting your finger under the notched bit, supporting the hinge and lift up gently. You do not need to use pliers as this will damage your TummyToys® body jewellery.
Likewise, if your clasp is too tight this can also be easily adjusted. Watch the video guide to loosen/tighten your clasp.
925 Silver is the metal we use in TummyToys® it is an alloy called Sterilite, DeOx or Argentum. These alloys do not contain any nickel, which is what most people have allergic reactions to. Essentially they are all variations on nickel-free silver. In addition, there is a large body of evidence that silver itself has antimicrobial and healing properties! Read the Wiki
316 Stainless Steel is the workhorse alloy for the jewellery industryís stainless needs. It is composed of approximately 60% iron, 18% chromium, and 14% nickel with small percentages of molybdenum, manganese, and others. Despite the fact that 316L has 14% Nickel, it is still considered among the most biocompatible of the stainless series. It has been used in the medical industry for heart stents and spinal implants, among others. Nevertheless, it is important to be aware of the risk for nickel sensitivity when using this alloy for body jewelry applications. This is particularly true for piercing designs where, ironically, it is the most popular.
If you suspect you have a jewellery allergy, it is important to consult your doctor to be certain an underlying infection isn't the cause. Once your allergy has been confirmed, consider switching metals to find one that works for you. If you were previously using Surgical Steel, why not try TummyToys® 925 Silver Designer Belly Rings and Classic Sleepers, or the TummyToys® Solid Gold range.
“My TummyToy sterling silver sleeper belly ring was the purchase I ever made online. I was working at McDonalds and I was 15 and I thought your products were so cool and different I decided to make the (then) very extreme decision to actually purchase something from the internet! Haha! That was nearly 8 years ago now and I just took it out earlier today to give it a polish and realised how long it had been. I still love my belly ring dearly and have not taken it out other than for a clean. I just wanted to say that I still think your products are so cool and the quality is outstanding. Thank you for giving me my first and favourite internet purchase ever.“
“I had been having a lot of trouble with infections since I had my belly pierced eight months ago. I thought this may be due to the titanium in the cheaper style rings so purchased this silver one in the hope it would help. I'm pleased to report it has worked, so I will now be looking at getting the silver rings with gem stones.“
“I just recently found your website & I love it!!! I bought a sterling silver belly ring (I have an allergy to nickel & had a hard time finding these type of rings). I received my belly ring today & LOVE it!! It is so pretty & easy to put in!!! I just bought a charm to go with it & I can't wait for it to come in.“
“Just letting you know the present arrived yesterday for my partner’s birthday that I ordered earlier this week. She was extremely impressed and overwhelmed with the surprise. She cannot wait till we see each other in January to thank me for it. Again, thank you for the wonderful service and product that you provided.“
“I love my new products, the stainless steel sleeper belly ring and the saltwater silver Quartz sleeper charm look beautiful together, natural and classy! They are both extremely comfortable to wear and unlike belly bars they do not catch on clothing, especially high waisted items! I would recommend this product to anybody, in particular those whose piercings are prone to irritation or soreness.“
“Good morning Helene, The gift went very well and was quiet a surprise for my friends birthday. It finally arrived considering the issue we had with Australia Post, they weren't always too helpful, I have addressed that issue with them already, just awaiting for a reply from them. The service and support that you provided was extremely appreciated and professional, I thank you very much for that. I have liked the products and service from your company, which is obvious by me placing another order for my wonderful partner for her birthday which she will receive by the weekend, fingers cross. I have also been trying to do this while overseas with work, so the time difference is difficult. Thank you for everything and keep up the awesome work and customer service.“
“I got my navel pierced for my birthday last year and, as I am sure many of you know, these things heal relatively slowly, with fits and starts of irritation. I was using the original piercing jewelry (stainless steel barbell) but, of course, it would get caught on something every now and then and there would be another bout of irritation, Plus, stainless just isn't the same as gold or silver for me. I found Tummy Toys online and found the sleeper belly ring - silver and meant for comfort - and figured that I had to try it. Well, I order it and some other jewelry. I live in the U.S. and I was given a deliver by date of 10/9. The jewelry arrived about September 5th, which was great. But the silver sleeper belly ring is really the star. It is comfortable and doesn't get caught on clothing. The metal does not irritate my piercing. I am so happy! If you have trouble with irritating metal or jewelry that gets caught on clothing, Tummy Toys is a must buy!“