Hi! I was just wondering how long it typically takes for anatometal orders to arrive through you?
You’re probably aware at this point that jewelry orders (through basically all high quality companies) are taking a while, since there is such a high demand for quality jewelry these days! (Yay!) Right now Anatometal orders are taking anywhere from 8-12 weeks through us. We’re trying to place smaller orders weekly to help speed things up but that’s about all we can do. Let us know if you would like to order anything or need any extra help!
I don't get it. I've been pierced with and have worn Metal Mafia forever. Why is everybody all on the Anatometal bandwagon? It's the same stuff just way more expensive.
It is absolutely not the same thing.
Anatometal jewelry is implant grade, meaning it safely can be worn in the body for long periods of time if not indefinitely. Anatometal has a mirror finish that is hand polished to perfection. This means that there will be no little Knicks or imperfections that can scratch the fistula of the piercing or harbor bacteria. Anatometal uses very high quality gems, not lead based glued on junk. Anatometal had a lifetime guarantee, which means that if the gems ever crack, discolor, or fall out the piece will be replaced or fixed free of charge. Anatometal cares about person being pierced, they want you to have a piece that not only will look good, but will also have no ill effects on your body.
I think it was Alan Vedge that said high quality jewelry is like a pair of shoes. Sure, you can go to Walmart and pick up a pair of running shoes but they will hurt your feet and you’ll end up buying multiple pairs because they fall apart. Now go to a nice shoe shop that is experienced in making running shoes. Those shoes will feel good, won’t hurt your feet, and they will last much longer. You’ll end up paying more replacing your Walmart shoes than you would just buying the nice shoes to begin with.
Your body is important, treat it well.
Do you ever feel like quality jewelry is too expensive? I'm a college student and barely make enough to pay for my books, I don't know how I'm ever expected to afford a piercing with those prices.
No I don’t feel that it’s too expensive. If anything it’s pretty affordable to have a hand polished piece of jewelry with a lifetime warranty.
In regards to the entirety of the pricing, you’re also paying for a service. That payment is both feeding a piercer and the business that employs them, to keep food on their table and also profit towards a small business.
You don’t need that piercing, you want that piercing. I want a lot of things, I also work hard to make money to pay for the things I want. If college is your top priority, then do college for now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. If you want extra money to pay for things, get a second job, maybe tutor an underclassman, sell some things you don’t use anymore.
I mean absolutely no offense saying this. But as a piecer, I care about doing my job right, not what your income situation is. That means properly executing a piercing and using quality jewelry that is properly suited for your body.
Is the coloured finish meant to come off of Anatometal jewelry? I have a front facing barbell in dark purple but much of the colour has faded off into a coppery tone.
The color can fade yes but wont flake. The jewellery can usually be re-polished and re-anodised if the studio has the suitable facilities to do that!