I sell mostly at art shows. I’ve noticed other dealers allowing
customers to try on pierced earrings then putting them back up for
sale once the customer is through with it. I have never been
confronted with a request from a customer to try on pierced earrings.
I searched the Colorado Dept. of Health and they have rules for body
art and piercing studios that the jewelry must be new or sterilized.
Personally it creeps me out the thought of putting in a pierced
earring that has been in someone else’s ear.
Is there laws pertaining to jewelry sold in brick and mortar stores
and/or art and craft shows? How do you handle a customer request to
try on pierced earrings or any other body jewelry for that matter?
Thanks in advance and in the past for all of your sage and valuable
Peace, love, and hammering metal!
Silversmith and Lapidary Artisan
Colorado Springs, Colorado