Frequently Asked Questions
What type of nose rings do you carry?
We carry hoops, dangling hoop nose rings, clip-on nose rings, and nose cuffs.
Is it cultural appropriation by wearing your nose ring?
Great question! The controversy of Indian nose rings comes from nathes which are a bigger hoop or stud-type nose ring that is used in Indian marriages. Our nose rings are not nathes, but simply Indian-inspired. It is completely fine for everyone to wear.
What are your nose rings made of?
We offer a variety of nose rings. Most of them are made of brass or brass with gold plating. Please read the description for full details.
Which nose ring would you recommend for sensitive skin?
For sensitive skin, we recommend our gold-plated options. Our styles that are made of brass can cause irritation.
What kind of end is your nose ring? L shape? Hoop?
All our nose rings are an adjustable hoop you can tighten by pushing the ends together.
Will your brass nose rings tarnish?
Because they are made of brass, they can tarnish over time just like any jewelry that is not purely made of silver or gold. Many factors contribute to how long it may tarnish such as if you wear it in the shower and the climate from where you are located.
Can I wear my nose ring in the shower?
Though we have had customers wear their nose ring for weeks or months in the shower and not take it off whatsoever, we do not recommend this. Simply taking it off before showering can keep your nose ring lasting longer.
How can I prevent my brass nose rings from tarnishing?
We recommend using a clear sealant such as clear nail polish. We really recommend the brand Jewelry Shield; it is perfect for those with skin sensitivity. Simply coat your nose ring with a layer of sealant. Then, let it dry for 20 minutes, and you are good to go! Please read all ingredients before applying.
What size are your nose rings?
All of our nose rings are 20 gauge.
About the Bindi
The bindi is a fashionable, beautiful, type sticker that is worn between the eyebrows; it originates from South Asian cultures. The bindi has evolved from a red powder to beautiful jewels that are appreciated by cultures around the world. The bindi is said to retain energy and strengthen concentration. It represents the third eye.
We offer the most luxurious packaged and uniquely designed bindis. A variety of gold, silver, gold and silver, red, multi-colored, and all-colored packs of bindis in all sizes are available. Each one comes with custom slanted tweezers for precise placement, and customized bindi adhesive for reuse. Our dazzling and diverse packs of bindis have been featured in Forbes India and Yahoo News.
All bindis are handmade in India.
Is it cultural appropriation to wear bindis?
Though bindis can be more controversial to wear, please understand that bindis have an important and significant meaning in Indian culture. It represents your third eye and is said to retain energy and concentration. This comes from being placed on a vein between your eyebrows which is said to unleash special senses. Most Indians love seeing people of other cultures embracing their culture but please do your research and understand and respect the meaning behind it. It's very important to wear a bindi understanding its significance and meaning, not just because you think it looks “cool.” For example, a plain red dot bindi (we do not carry) represents someone who is married. Being unmarried, and wearing a red dot bindi, may be looked down upon.
The bindi is made of a sticker-like material. Gently peel off the bindi from the sheet. The best way to do this without damaging the bindi is to use our custom tweezers. After carefully peeling off the bindi, simply place it in the desired area, usually between the eyebrows (the third eye).
You can reuse your long-lasting bindi many times, especially now with our custom bindi adhesive that is included! It is suggested to always put the bindi back onto the sheet and back into the luxury box after usage. When your bindi is losing adhesive and not sticking, use our custom glue and dab a small bit on the bindi and place it where desired. Please check the ingredients of eyelash glue to prevent skin allergies.
Bindi Adhesive Ingredients: Net 7ml. Ingredients polyacrylate, ethanol, deionized water, benzoic acid. LATEX-FREE. CAUTION: Avoid contact with your eyes directly. For external use only! Keep out reach of children.
What is your return policy?
Unfortunately, we do not offer any returns once your order has been shipped. Of course, if you are experiencing an issue please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to resolve the issue.
How long after I placed my order will it be shipped?
We try our hardest to ship out your order ASAP. Please keep in mind we are a small business. Typically orders are shipped 2-5 days or sooner! We offer 2-day shipping for those who need their order right away, as well!
What’s the difference between your brass nose rings and gold-plated nose rings?
Our gold-plated nose rings are hypoallergenic and tarnish-free and our brass nose rings are not. Even within time our gold-plated nose rings can fade, but last much longer than our brass nose rings.
Do you do collaborations?
We are constantly looking for new influencers to work with! Please e-mail email@example.com for further information
Do you offer special gifting for orders?
Yes! Upon checkout please leave a note requesting special gifting and you may even include a message we can write for your special order.!
Do you ship worldwide?
Yes, we are located right outside Atlanta, Georgia, USA, but we do ship worldwide! We recommend choosing USPS Priority Mail International.
How much is shipping?
Shipping is calculated at checkout. On average, USPS First Class is around $4 USD per U.S. order and $15 USD for most international orders.
Do you offer wholesale?
Yes, we do! Please email contact@indiangoddessboutique for wholesale inquiries
Do you offer pick-up orders?
Yes, we do! Upon checkout use the pickup option. Shortly after placing your order, we will email or text you further options on how to pick it up. Please make sure you leave an email or phone number. We are located in Duluth, Georgia, 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta
Do you offer deliveries?
If you are located in Atlanta and need some accessories ASAP, we got you! Please DM us via Instagram or e-mail us and we will gladly assist you. All drop-off orders must be at least $75.
Do you style for photo or video shoots?
Yes, we do! Please e-mail us your requirements and we will be more than happy to assist!
Do you have a store?
As of now, we are only online.