Hypoallergenic Earrings for Sensitive Ears
If you’ve ever worn a pair of earrings and the area has become inflamed, itchy or irritated, there’s a good chance you might be allergic to the metal.
If you've ever worn a pair of earrings and the area has become inflamed, itchy or irritated, there's a good chance you might be allergic to the material your earrings are made from. Nickel is a very popular silver-coloured metal that naturally occurs in the Earth's crust. The concentration of nickel in the Earth's crust is 80 parts per million (Nickel Institute)and is used in a wide range of everyday items, such as:
However, many people are allergic to nickel and find that when they wear nickel-based jewellery (such as rings and earrings), the area is left sore, itchy and swollen - it's the body's immune system reacting as if nickel is a harmful substance. If you're allergic to nickel it doesn't mean that you can't wear jewellery ever again,it just means you need to find the right pair of earrings or bracelet that doesn't cause a reaction.
What Are Hypoallergenic Earrings?
Hypoallergenic earrings are earrings made from metals or materials that are less likely to cause an allergic reaction. It's important to mention that there Areno industry standard requirements, so you shouldn't ever assume that hypoallergenic means allergy free. You should opt for earrings with specific materials such as 18ct gold or platinum - these metals are less likely to irritate the skin.
The Best Metals for Earrings
- Platinum, Silver and Gold - An allergic reaction to these precious metals is incredibly rare. High-quality. But they're expensive - especially Platinum
- Titanium - allergic reactions are very rare. One of the cheapest noble metals. Not as malleable as other metals.
- Surgical Steel - very rare to have an allergic reaction. Super strong. Very thick metal that isn't as delicate.
How to Choose Earrings for Sensitive Pierced Ears
Get your ears pierced by a professional - this reduces the risk of infection.
Opt for studs or hoops when you first get your ears pierced.
Find out what material your earrings are made from before you buy them.
If you've got a pair of nickel earrings you love - coat the backing with clear nail polish and wear sporadically.
Make sure to regularly clean your jewellery.
Before you touch your piercings, wash your hands and keep your piercings clean.
Our Favourite Hypoallergenic Earrings
Now that you know how to choose the best jewellery for sensitive skin, it's time to find the perfect pair of earrings (find out what style earrings suit your face shape). From gemstone drop earrings to black diamond studs and brilliant diamond hoops, here are a few of Diamond Heaven's favourites.
Round Diamond Stud Earrings
Available in white gold, rose gold, yellow gold and platinum, if you're after a minimalistic but classic pair of hypoallergenic studs, then why not consider this delicate pair of round diamond stud earrings? The brilliant round cut diamonds are secured with a four prong setting and look truly spectacular when the light catches the facets. Get your pair online from £450.
Round Black Diamond Stud Earrings
If you're after a pair of earrings that stand out from the crowd, then these black diamond stud earrings will not disappoint. Make your pair of earrings hypoallergenic when you choose white gold, rose gold, platinum or yellow gold backs. Starting from £300, you can customise your earrings and make them personal to you. Order online today.
Round Diamond Hoop Earrings
Hoop earrings are easy everyday earrings that look great and don't get in the way. These round cut diamond hoop earrings are available in platinum, white, yellow and rose gold - all of which are hypoallergenic. Perfect as a gift or for a treat to yourself. Prices start from £375.00.
Diamond Drop Earrings
Make a statement with these spectacular diamond drop earrings. An excellent accessory for a night out or a black tie event , these contemporary and chic earrings will add a touch of class and sophistication to any look. These diamond earrings are the perfect gift for someone special, or simply as a treat for yourself! Starting from £1,2500, make your earrings hypoallergenic when you choose a metal that suits you.