(Closed) Cobalt Chrome Rings contain nickel…?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I can’t speak to this specific jewelers products but when I was tested or my nickel allergy prior to a surgery, both 0.5% and 2.5% nickel and petroleum jelly were placed on my back and I was welted and blistered and itchy within 48 hours. If any nickel reaction were of concern I would ask this jeweler can use other alloys. 🙂

Post # 4
9435 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Maybe you could try buying a cheaper one and just let him try it for a while before spending money on a custom ring? Darling Husband has one that he got for around $30 from a local jeweler, but I see some on amazon for $50ish.

I have a bad nickel allergy so I personally wouldn’t wear anything with nickel in it, no matter how low the percentage. I’m also allergic to surgical grade stainless steel, so just because it’s used for that purpose doesn’t mean it is hypoallergenic for everyone. Titanium would be a safer choice, allergy wise.

Post # 5
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

@Westwood:  +1 Buy A Cheaper One To Test It Out 🙂

Post # 6
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Scott Kay and eweddingbands both say that their cobalt chrome rings are nickel free. Google tells me that typically the alloy used for jewelry is 67% cobalt, 27% chromium, and 6% molybdenum. Perhaps your etsy seller is mistaken?

I work in orthopedic research and I can tell you that there is definitely no nickel in the cobalt chrome medical implants- nickel allergies are so common that metal containing nickel would never be implanted.


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