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Niobium Men Rings Jewelry Jewelry EXCLUSIVE

Have you heard of niobium? To begin, it is an alternative metal used in jewelry and other industries that has developed something of a cult following. Niobium was initially discovered in 1801 by English chemist Charles Hatchett. A mineral sample was sent to the British Museum from the United States in 1734 via John Winthrop, a member of the prestigious scientific group The British Royal Society. The sample sat in the museum for almost 70 years. Hatchett, elected a Fellow to the Society in 1797, analyzed it and found a new element. He named the element columbium after the mineral columbite in which it is commonly found. At first, some chemists believed that columbite was exactly the same as the element tatalum, which had already been discovered. The confusion stems from the two elements having similar properties; they are not easy to differentiate. In 1844, German chemist Heinrich Rose provided clarity on the subject; he was able to show that tantalum and columbium actually are different elements. Then, he suggested the new name niobium due to the misunderstandings associated with the original name columbite. The name niobium comes from Greek mythology; Niobe is the daughter of the god Tantalus, from whom the name tantalum is derived. The name was debated by scientists for almost a century, but in 1949niobium was deemed the official name for the element.

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A little bit of everything! Clean and professional Body Piercing, state of the art sterilization facilities. Large selection of high end body and other jewelry. Clothing to suit any taste and locally roasted espresso drinks and free WiFi.

Due to its intimate nature, unless damaged or defective prior to use, piercing jewelry is ineligible for returns. Please be certain of your proper size and gauge before placing an order. View our Refund Policy

While tantalum has been recognized for its myriad uses the past couple of centuries, it's only just now enjoying a surge of popularity in the jewelry industry. The recognition is timely: Tantalum is a chic, sleek metal with a sexy, strong, industrial look that appeals to the hipster geek in all of us. It's darker than platinum in color but just as strong and has a futuristic feel that is both fashion-forward and timeless. Even its name, tantalum, feels fresh and new. What's not to love?

BiocompatibilityTantalum is used in many medical applications because it's biocompatible and hypoallergenic. As jewelry, it won't irritate skin, exacerbate skin conditions, or trigger any allergic reactions.

Limited DesignsMost tantalum jewelry available today consists of men's rings and wedding bands. There aren't as many options for women, however. As the metal becomes more popular, more designs will surely become available.

Today, popular sites for body piercing include the ears, eyebrows, lips, nose, nipples, navel, penis, scrotum, labia, clitoris and tongue.4,5 Of significance to the dental community is the recent increase in intraoral piercing,4,5 which is the insertion of jewelry into soft oral tissues including the lips, cheeks and tongue.1 It is critical that the dental profession become aware of the recent interest in this type of body piercing, of the impact this trend may have on dentition and speech, and of the health risks that are associated with piercing.

The literature on the effects of tongue piercing is limited. What there is points to the risk of tooth damage, the possibility of aspiration of jewelry,4 speech modification,3 and an increased risk of infection.5 Furthermore, we suspect that body piercers do not provide sufficient health information to their clients. As a result of these findings, we present here a case of fracture and possible abrasion caused by a tongue ring in a 23-year-old Caucasian male. Although this case is not unique in its presentation, it serves to highlight for the dental profession some of the risks involved in intraoral body piercing.

4. Infection and allergic response: Infection from unsterilized instruments is always a risk. Body piercing is often done in the same establishments as tattoo studios.7,9 Despite performing invasive procedures, many body piercers do not have any formal education on sterilization, effective skin care and proper infection control.9 Consequently, piercing may include an increased risk of the transmission of Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, tetanus,6 syphilis and tuberculosis.5 The literature does not provide statistics on the risk of transmission of these diseases due to the lack of regulation on body piercing.5 Allergic reactions to nickel or other alloys used in the metals are also a possibility.7 All jewelry should be made of inert non-toxic metals7 such as stainless steel, 14K gold niobium or titanium.7 The patient reported that his barbell was made of stainless steel. 041b061a72


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