(Closed) Metal Allergies??? Show me your FI’s non-gold bands!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Your Fiance is likely allergic to nickle.

I am also allergic to nickle (I get rashes from it after wearing it for just 2-3 hours) and I cannot wear any gold less than 14k, I also can’t wear most silver. Perhaps your Fiance can wear 14k or 18k gold. My ring is 18k yellow gold and I’m not allergic to it at all. I also have 14k white gold earrings that I am also not allergic to.

I think palladium can be cut easily enough, but I have heard that resizing it can be trickly as a lot of jewlers won’t work with it. As it becomes a more popular metal though, that’s becoming less and less of a problem.

Post # 4
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I agree, if he breaks out wearing 10k, 14k gold, it is more likely that he is having a reaction to the alloy in it, not the gold part. some cheaper white golds have nickel in the alloy, I’m sure 10K would be the biggest offender there. 

i’m sure palladium would be fine too, and yes– they would be able to cut it off if need be.

no matter what metal he chooses, he should ask lots of questions about the alloy and whether or not it contains nickel.  if the jeweler can’t answer it, he should go elsewhere.

finally, he should make it clear to the jeweler that he might need to exchange the ring and find out if that will be allowed. I bet most stores would allow him to have a trial period as long as he tries to not scratch it.

finally– if your Fiance has a danegerous job, are you sure it’s a good idea that he wears a ring? he should ask the person in charge of safety at work.  it can be very unsafe if he’s working with tools (a ring could catch and drag his hand into the tool) or climbing around on ladders all day (if he falls and the ring gets caught on something, it could rip his finger off).

sorry, I don’t mean to frighten you — these are the facts of rings and working with your hands. 


Post # 5
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

We went with a tungsten ring.  It’s the only ring he’s ever worn that hasn’t reacted with his skin.  He now owns a tungsten watch as well that also doesn’t react with his skin.  He is constantly commenting on that (even after more than two years!).  I vote tungsten.

Post # 6
11394 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Tungsten rings are cheap & have soooo many styles to pick from! 

My hubby picked this one (that I found on my own which reminded me of the nascar flag) & he LOVES nascar so thus he loved the ring! 🙂

Post # 7
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

A less common, but just as useful option is to get a ceramic ring! It sounds crazy, but my best friend’s husband has one since he’s a pipefitter and needed a ring that would break upon impact so his finger wouldn’t get chopped off. It’s very very durable and there are a lot of cool design options.

I think this one is the one he has: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Ceramic-White-Carbon-Available/dp/B005750FKI/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1312227135&sr=8-5

Post # 8
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

DH’s ring looks like this one below and its made from tungsten

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