Can you wear rose gold with a nickel allergy?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1469 posts
Bumble bee

Hey I recently got a rose gold engagement ring and am having some issues with it being slightly irritating. I could never wear nickel as a kid either. 

Post # 3
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I am allergic to copper/nickel. My engagement ring is 18 K gold and it kept discoloring my finger. I had it plated (inner part of band is coated in another metal) with rhodium, but platinum plating is an option as well. Both will eventually wear of and it will need to be replated.

Post # 4
9402 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

DH has a nickel allergy and the inside of his ring is rose gold.

I think it may vary brand to brand–as long as there’s gold and copper it’s rose gold, so I’m sure different brands put different “other” metals in.

Post # 5
31 posts
  • Wedding: January 2018

It depends on the alloys that a jeweler uses in their rose gold, but the majority of the time there is not nickle. The rose gold is mixed with gold, cooper, zinc and silver. The most common metal allergy is nickle.

Post # 6
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Should not be a problem. My mom has a nickel allergy and a 14k rose gold set. She hasn’t had a problem. You would  have an issue if you had a copper allergy though. 

Post # 7
5398 posts
Bee Keeper

Yes you can just ask what the alloy is. If you have a copper allergy its going to be a problem.

Post # 8
1320 posts
Bumble bee

I’m allergic to nickel, especially in earrings. Rose gold and platinum are the only metals that don’t bother me! 

Post # 9
332 posts
Helper bee

I know you said platinum is too expensive. However, it’s probably worth the investment in the event the rose gold is still irritating. 

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