Ring Rash – hypoallergenic metals?

posted 9 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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4810 posts
Honey bee

betyl :  He could get it rhodium plated,  it is for those of us with an allergy. If you can find out what the alloy was in the white gold  that would be best. He’s most likely allergic to nickel but it’d be good to find out for sure. 

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

My husband has a tungsten ring from amazon that was like $13. It looks nice and he’s never had a problem with it. He also has a groove ring that is silicone and has grooves where the ring touches your finger so sweat and water can escape. Silicone rings are safer too for people that work around machinery a lot. My hubby wears the silicone ring most days and the metal when we go somewhere nice. 

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

This happened to my husband too. Come to found out that it is a nickel allergy. Even white gold and tungsten carbide have nickel in them. So after talking with our jeweler, he got a replacement ring of titanium. No reaction to titanium as there is no nickel. I’d say try titanium.

 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

I second the surgical stainless steel. That is what one of my friends has to wear as she has allergies too. 

I have quite a wide custom made platinum RHR and I even get a rash under that just because it is so wide. It tends to trap moisture more than a narrower one would. So I would suggest a narrowish stainless steel as an option to look at.

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2019

betyl : Sorry this reply is so late.. Make sure the sterling silver you get isn’t alloyed with nickel. It’s usually not enough nickel to cause a reaction, but typically neither is the amount of nickel in white gold. Surgical stainless steel also has small amounts of nickel that can cause a reaction if your husband is that sensitive to nickel. There is also palladium you can try (it’s in the platinum family) and is similar in weight to 14k gold so it’ll be something he’s used to and it’s cheaper than platinum. Titanium is also a good choice, I’ve used it when surgical stainless steel gave my piercings allergy problems but I’m not sure about the price point for titanium rings. Sterling silver is a great way to go, some jewelers do make it nickel free and it is a good price. 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2019

betyl :  That’s wonderful! I’m glad everything worked out 🙂 

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