What is hypoallergenic earrings ?
Are These Earrings Hypoallergenic?
What is hypoallergenic earrings ?Hypoallergenic means that you are unlikely to have an allergic reaction. Stainless steel is hypoallergenic and make great earring backs (more secure and no allergic reaction) – Pure Gold and Platinum are also hypoallergenic. The more common metals that cause many people to have reactions are with fashion jewelry with nickel based metals and white gold items since most white gold has nickel added to make it white. Something like 10% of the US population is allergic to nickel.
Hypoallergenic jewellery is made for people who experience allergic reactions to normal jewellery. Most people who experience such reactions are allergic to nickel. Hypoallergenic jewellery is made out of pure metals such as stainless steel, which does not contain nickel. Silver and gold, by contrast, can contain varying degrees of nickel. People who are allergic to nickel can still wear these metals, however, if they purchase high-quality (often referred to as “fine”) silver or gold, which is 99.9 per cent silver or 99.9 per cent gold.
Sterling Silver Jewelry
Sterling silver jewellery is a jewellery alloy of 92.5 per cent silver and 7.5 per cent other metals. The other metal in sterling silver is generally copper, but it can also be germanium, zinc or platinum. Traces of nickel can also be found in sterling silver jewellery and can cause an allergic reaction in people with intense jewellery allergies. However, most people who are allergic to nickel can wear sterling silver jewellery.