Have you ever had an allergic reaction to your jewellery?..
It's a well know fact that the metal contained in your jewellery can cause some annoying allergy symptoms to those that have a sensitivity to it.
Those that do experience a reaction should transition to metals that are hypoallergenic.
Symptoms of jewellery allergic reactions...
- warmth to the exposed area
- in more severe cases dry patches and blisters
Common metals to avoid if you have sensitive skin..
Nickel & Stainless Steel
- Nickel is the number one allergy internationally and is the most widely used alloy on the planet.
- Stainless steel contains trace amounts of nickel and iron and therefore may cause a reaction to those with hypersensitive ears.
Copper & Rose Gold
- If you are allergic to copper you may also be allergic to metal alloys that include copper, which contains a mixture of gold and copper to achieve its pinkish hue.
- Brass is often used as a base metal that has been coated with either sterling silver, or gold. If you skin turns green after wearing a necklace or earrings, it most likely includes brass.
- Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, so if you're allergic to brass you are likely allergic to copper as well.
- Don't mistake plating as a foolproof barrier to allergies. Be sure to do your research about what the base metal is before purchasing anything that has been plated.