(Closed) Need help finding something I'm not allergic to and can afford

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 5
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I have a severe nickel allergy as well when it comes to earrings.  I can wear anything, gold or silver, as long as it’s nickel free.  And stainless is always a safe bet.  Tons of places sell nickel free earrings now, it will say so on the package.  Etsy has tons!!  So do Macy’s and Bloomies and most other places.  Just do a search on Etsy for nickel free and the options are endless.  Happy shopping!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

And for the record, my rings are white gold and I do not react to them.  I only have a nickel allergy in my right ear, weird I know!  Allergies can occur anywhere in the body, even in one lonely ear, lol.

Post # 7
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699 posts
Busy bee

I can think of two options:

1. you can also try to dip the part of the earring that touches your ear with clear nail gloss (or maybe epoxy). I remember something like this before but you probably want to google first to check which one last longer

2. bring your earring to jewellers and ask if they can electroplated the back part of it with pure gold. It is not supposed to be expensive because it uses only very little.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Sounds odd, but have you tried piercing jewellery? The titanium stuff is pretty hypoallergenic. Most body piercing stuff is, because it has to be inserted into areas of your body which are more sensitive than your ears!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Berricle.com has a nickel-free section abd they carry a wide variety of earrings.  Plus they offer free shipping and great customer service.

Post # 11
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

How about stainless steel? It’s cheap and hypoallergenic. No nickel 🙂 Check amazon. You might have a hard time finding stainless earrings with real gemstones, though…

The other option that comes to mind is platinum. It has the potential to be waaaaay over the budget you set (especially if a nice gemstone is involved) but could you ask for a pair as a gift for Valentines Day? Your birthday? 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Eckle:  My Fiance is allergic to metals, including titanium, tungsten carbide, surgical steel, etc.  We ended up getting him a ceramic ring with carbon fiber inlay.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can have the earrings rhodium plated. That is hypoallergenic I believs.

Post # 14
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163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would wear yellow gold if I was you. Kohls has great deals on Jewelry when its on sale.  Also from another person with nickle allergies. Coat it with clear nail polish let dry and you can wear it for a while without irretation. Like a few days straight. Also your ears are going to be your most senstive place.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Dialysate:  Stainless steel actually includes nickel, fyi. Because of the way the alloy is, it usually causes fewer reactions than, say, white gold, but it DOES include nickel and I would not recommend stainless earrings if you know you are allergic to nickel.

OP, if you’re allergic to silver as well, the only other inexpensive options I can think of are titanium and niobium. With the latter, you can find a bunch on etsy. Otherwise, I’d go for the highest carat yellow gold you can, palladium, or platinum.

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