Traditionally, there was a limitation about choosing distributors of wholesale body jewelry, since one had to choose from those existing in the neighborhood or their city. However, the advent of the Internet has changed all that. A quick search on the net will give you a host of distributors to choose from. Yet, before choosing a distributor this way, a few things need to be kept in mind.
No matter what the websites tell you about how good a distributor is, you should insist on samples of goods that you plan to buy in wholesale or bulk. Most distributors will comply with your demands.
Ask for quotes from the distributor, and investigate other distributors. You are bound to find distributors who will sell at the same price, or less and give you good or better quality. This will ensure that you strike an economical deal.
Attractive designs and good quality will ensure good sales. Find what the return policy of the distributor is. A return policy is obviously important if for any reason, you need to return the items purchased.
Choosing the right metal is crucial in this business. Copper and nickel are a definite no-no, since they react with the skin. Sterling steel is the most popular. Gold and titanium follow at a close second.
The size of the metal is also important depending upon the places that the jewelry is being worn. This is because the human skin is incapable of supporting large weights, and heavy jewelry can lead to injury or sagging of the skin. Over time, a few sizes have become standard for various parts of the body. As an example, navel jewelry’s standard size is 14 gauges in thickness with a length of 7/16. However for the adventurous few, custom gauge and lengths are made available by the sellers.