Post # 1
We’re thinking of getting 14k white gold for the bands. Since this metal is a mix of gold, nickel and other metals, do you think there’s a potential for any rashes? I don’t think I am not allergic to most jewelry, but I do have one pair of earrings that make my earlobes rashy.
Does 14k gold contain a high enough concentration of gold to avoid the allergy issue?
Post # 3
It depends. My best friend is super allergic to nickel and can’t wear it at all. She can’t wear white gold because of it. If you’re getting a custom ring, they can just make it using a different mix of metals.
Post # 4
I used to be allergic to every silver/white gold etc and then when I got my current set I didnt have a prob…maybe it is mind over matter in my case because I wanted to wear them so bad lolol
Post # 5
I am allergic to nickel, it always makes my skin break out when I wear cheap jewelry. But I have never had a problem with white gold.
Post # 6
Palladium looks like white gold and I believe is hypo allergenic …Nickle free ..
Post # 7
If your ears were pierced with gold you tend to only be able to put gold but that doesn’t mean our ur allergic to metals and that doesn’t happen to everyone … That happend to me with my first hole because my mother did them when I was a baby .. and I heard it could be an issue so I pierced my 2 nd and 3 rd holes in my ears not using gold and it isn’t an issue for those piercings
Post # 8
im highly allergic to nickel…i get a hot raised rash that lasts for days and is super itchy…i have been given two 14 and 18 white gold necklaces and i cant wear them…even wearing them for just a few hours makes me break out in a rash and sometimes hives and all over itchiness. if i were u, i wouldnt get the wg band…you spend alot of money on that stuff only to not be able to wear it…or what u can do is check out the stores return policy…wear your ring for a couple of days (dont take it off) and if you dont geta rash, then u should be fine. most white gold rings are rhodium plated/dipped..but it wears off, so u have to redip it. how often depends on your lifestlye and skin chemistry. i have heard some weedingbee’s have to do it twice a year or more. ask the store what their wg is made w/. higher end stores will make it w/ palladium, which is hypo allergenic. but most lower end stores will make it w/ nickel cuz its cheaper.
Post # 9
I dunno that I’m ALLERGIC to nickel, but any nickel-heavy jewelry tends to turn my finger green and gets kinda itchy. ( can you say NOT cute?) But I can honestly say that I’ve not had this problem at all with any of my white gold jewelry, including my e-ring. Most quality white gold won’t have *that* much nickel in it, and it should be rhodium plated to boot. One of the things I love about my e-ring is that I can go get it redipped any time I want and it’ll loom as new as the day it was given to me.
I doubt you’ll have any problems unless you are SEVERELY allergic. Does one of your girlfriends maybe have a white gold RHR that she’d be willing to let you borrow for a few days to test it out?
ETA: In regards to redipping, I have a pink sapphire white gold ring that was given to me on my 15th birthday (6 years ago) that I never ever take off and I’ve had it redipped one time during the entire time I’ve owned it. It’s just now starting to get a little worn to the point that I’m considering taking it to get dipped again.
Post # 10
If you order white gold from the UK or Europe then it’ll be nickel-free. The legal nickel content of jewellery in the EU is microscopically small, so it just isn’t used.