Post # 1
has anyone allergic to nickel tried yellow gold?
my fiance bought me a white gold promise ring awhile ago and i haven’t been able to wear it.
i dont know what my options are for re-dipping it, we really don’t have much money to do so but i really want to wear it, i got a coupon today for a jeweler around the corner who will dip rings for $25
anyone have any experience?
btw im extremely allergic, i know some people can wear white gold but i can’t (yes it was high quality) i will break out from buttons on my jeans, clasps on my purse, anything that touches my skin even for short periods of time so white gold is not an option
Post # 3
@mrsztobee: Your allergies sound identical to mine. My allergist told me to wear 18k or higher gold to avoid problems. I had a heirloom 14k yellow gold promise ring that I was able to wear for 4 years with no problems. With my engagement ring I decided to avoid all of those allergy shenanigans and just went with palladium which looks and feels alot like white gold but gives me absolutely no problems.
Post # 4
White gold is not pure gold. It is coated with palladium, rhodium, or any number of other things. It sounds like you are allergic to one of those, not actual gold since white gold is actually yellow gold that is coated with one of those metals.
I am allergic to just about anything that isn’t pure gold. My engagement ring is 24kt yellow gold, and I have not reacted to it after 2 years.
Post # 5
@Eckle: awesome thank you! i have a palladium engagement ring too and i was so nervous because of my crazy allergies
i love my promise ring so i wouldn’t mind it in yellow gold, assuming i can’t afford platinum… i dont even know if that possible. so ill talk to the jeweler,
thanks for sharing!
Post # 6
@mrsztobee: Yup. Nickel allergy, confirmed last summer with an allergist. Some alleviation with an alkaline diet, but my chemical make-up reacts to much that isn’t pure or mixed with stable/non-reactive metals.
I cannot even wear yellow gold with midline copper/nickel alloy. Today, unfortunately, jewelers won’t initially disclose alchemy/purity of their metals let alone admit cheaper (and reactive) alloys when you purchase. They did 10+ years ago; there was consistancy in metal purity 10+ years ago. Many of us did not have an itchy red reaction to even 10k, so, research or no, the very tolerance of pure, or non-reactive quality alloys of silver, gold and steel for all of us just a decade ago testify to this.
Ask your jeweler what the specific alloy is.