Anna. California. Accredited Jewelry Professional. GIA: Graduate jeweler. My pup, Vella. <3Omega Red piercing and tattoo.

 

Missing my sweet baby Binx tonight, I can&#8217;t believe you&#8217;ve been gone for a year.

Missing my sweet baby Binx tonight, I can’t believe you’ve been gone for a year.

School event: drinking at a bonfire, on the beach, and classmates spinning fire. 👌

School event: drinking at a bonfire, on the beach, and classmates spinning fire. 👌

Anonymous asked
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.

dansteinbacher:

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.

(From my personal collection) A stunning 14g yellow gold threaded end from @bvla! 😍  #omegaredpiercing #bvla #gold #legitjewelry

(From my personal collection) A stunning 14g yellow gold threaded end from @bvla! 😍 #omegaredpiercing #bvla #gold #legitjewelry

Project from a few weeks ago: My first prong setting experience.

Project from a few weeks ago: My first prong setting experience.

Beach Volleyball competition today at the GIA.  We&#8217;re the Gold Diggers (Graduate Jewelers, Room 204) and we&#8217;re going to crush it.

Beach Volleyball competition today at the GIA. We’re the Gold Diggers (Graduate Jewelers, Room 204) and we’re going to crush it.

Received this in the mail today from my babes at @omegaredpiercing! Thank you! Love and miss you all! ❤️🐯#omegaredpiercing #omegared

Received this in the mail today from my babes at @omegaredpiercing! Thank you! Love and miss you all! ❤️🐯#omegaredpiercing #omegared

My plugs from Anatometal. 💛 #anatometal #omegaredpiercing #titanium #legitjewelry #opals #stretchedears

My plugs from Anatometal. 💛 #anatometal #omegaredpiercing #titanium #legitjewelry #opals #stretchedears

diamondsinthelibrary:

Belle Epoque opal and diamond choker necklace, circa 1900. With four rows of opals and three rows of pearl and diamond flowers, this antique choker has 80 carats of opals (78 stones), 232 rose cut diamonds (7 carats), and 96 pearls. Via Diamonds in the Library. Click through to original page for more images!