The importance of quality body jewelry for your piercings can not be overstated. Poor quality jewelry leads to a myriad of unsavory problems for your piercings, skin, and body. I always carry high quality jewelry for your initial piercing as well as healed piercings.
I make sure to have all ranges of price points in my piercing shop in Arlington, Virginia so that you can choose something that suits your personal style as well as your budget. It's so much better to purchase one or two quality pieces rather than continually buying body jewelry of poor quality. I have seen it time and time again where people keep buying cheap "mall jewelry" in large quantities. Purchasing a couple of well-made, highly polished pieces of a quality material from a knowledgeable piercer, in the end, would have cost the same.
The bottom line is this...wear something that will promote your personal health and well-being and that you will be proud of!