Post # 1
My fiancee and I have elected to forego engagement rings until later on (maybe anniversary, maybe a random day). We got faux-rings from Old Navy for the dinner when we told our respective parents/families and haven’t worn them since. But that short 2-3 days when we were wearing them, we realized that my fiancee’s cold allergy (Cold urticaria) got kicked up by the stainless steel.
Does anyone have experience with severe Cold urticaria and wearing rings/jewelry? Are there any metals that work better for you than others?
Or are there any metals that conduct heat better than others?
I’m thinking that iron and steel run colder than gold — or absorb less body heat — but I don’t know if platinum is better than gold, etc. I also don’t know if that assumption is true or just sounds good in my head. Obviously, we can’t start buying rings to test them out, and it’s important to us that we have more or less matching bands
Post # 2
I created an account just to answer this! Has your fiancée been tested for Celiac disease? I had awful cold urticaria for years and after finding out I had Celiac disease it disappeared within three weeks. Turns out cold urticaria can be a symptom of multiple autoimmune diseases. Sorry I don’t know about the metal conductivity though! That sounds terrible.
Post # 3
I don’t think any metal’s heat conductivity is going to vary enough where it’s going to make a difference that way.
There are silicon rings that people can get. For example:
That might not be the look you’re going for, but maybe you can get a tradional wedding band nestled into something like that so the ring isn’t in direct contact with his skin?
Post # 4
I just pulled up one quickly, but to give you an idea:
You want the lower numbers. Stainless steel is already pretty far down there for metals.