(Closed) Could you have a gold allergy, but not a platinum allergy?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

double post, sorry.

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Platinum is hypoallergenic, so he would likely not be allergic to that.

Is his wedding band 14k white gold? He may be fine with 18k gold. I have a severe nickel allergy (which is what causes people to have an allergic reaction from gold. The lower the karat, the more nickel is mixed in with the gold.), so I cannot wear 12k yellow gold or lower without getting a reaction. I also cannot wear 14k white gold unless it’s the kind that doesn’t have a lot of nickel. But, my e-ring is 18k yellow gold and it does not bother me at all.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@OhBeeHive84:  It’s definitely possible to be allergic to one metal and not another.  I don’t know if your husband will react to platinum or not, but his allergy to the gold doesn’t mean he’s also allergic to the platinum.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Or you could get white gold made with palladium instead of nickel- you’d have to find someone that could do this.  He is probably allergic to the nickel not the gold.

He also probably not allergic to platinum

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Yep I’m allergic to white gold and it does the same thing to me, my ring is platinum and I have no issues 🙂 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I had a reaction to a bronze ring and a gold ring (but not all gold rings) but my platinum wedding set has not given me an issue and I wear it daily.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Typically the allergic reaction to white gold is actually to the nickel, not gold.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Palladium would also be a good hypoallergenic option.

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