Hypoallergenic Jewellery FAQs
What is Hypoallergenic Jewellery?
Hypoallergenic jewellery is designed to minimise the risk of allergic reactions, particularly for those with sensitive skin. Fashion jewellery often contains metals like nickel, lead and cadmium, which can trigger allergies. Hypoallergenic pieces, on the other hand, use purer metals such as platinum, sterling silver, or stainless steel. Gold can also be hypoallergenic if it's 14k or higher, as lower carats contain more alloys that can cause irritation.
Additionally, some hypoallergenic jewellery is made with titanium or niobium, both of which are known for their low allergenic properties. Wearing hypoallergenic jewellery reduces the chances of skin irritation, rashes, and allergic reactions, making it a safer choice for many.
What Materials Are Commonly Used in Hypoallergenic Jewellery?
Hypoallergenic jewellery, such as our drop earrings, is crafted solely from materials that are less likely to cause allergic reactions and hurt the wearer’s ears. Some of the most common materials used include:
- Stainless steel
- Sterling silver
- 14k solid gold or higher
- 14k gold plating or higher
- Tungsten carbide
Rhodium-plated jewellery is another hypoallergenic option, as long as the rhodium doesn’t contain any nickel.
Can I Wear Hypoallergenic Jewellery if I Have Metal Allergies?
Yes, hypoallergenic jewellery is specifically designed for people with metal allergies or sensitive skin. These pieces are made from metals and materials that are less likely to cause allergic reactions. Our earrings don’t contain metals more likely to cause allergies, such as nickel, lead, and cadmium. On top of this, they don’t turn your skin green or rust! That way, you can wear your special pieces time and time again.
Is Hypoallergenic Jewellery Suitable for Everyday Wear?
Absolutely! Since hypoallergenic jewellery is safe for sensitive ears, it’s the perfect option for everyday wear. Threaders are the perfect simple finishing touch to any outfit, especially if it’s for daily wear. Our personal favourites are the Ebony Teardrop Hoops. Pair them with the Eirene Chain Necklace to look instantly put together and ready to take on the day!
For something that will make more of a statement, we suggest the Rene Butterfly Faux Double Hoops. These give the illusion of a double lobe piercing (minus the pain!). Wear these with the Selene Pendant Necklace for an effortless and elegant statement.
What Care Should I Take to Maintain My Hypoallergenic Jewellery?
Taking care of your hypoallergenic pieces is essential to ensuring your sterling silver pieces last and shine for as long as possible. Regularly clean your jewellery with a soft polishing cloth to remove natural body oils and avoid contact with acidic solutions. For a deeper clean, soak your pieces in warm, mild soapy water.
Keep your jewellery stored in a cool, dry place – such as the complimentary pouch it comes in, as this will prevent any scratching or tangling with your other pieces.