If you experience an allergic reaction while wearing earrings, it may be due to the nickel in the jewelry. Nickel is a common alloying application for earrings, and people who wear earrings with nickel in them can experience allergic reactions. The solution? Hypoallergenic earrings.
But what are hypoallergenic earrings? We're explaining all and have four reasons you should opt for hypoallergenic earrings. When you are ready to choose the perfect hypoallergenic earrings, view our selection on our online store.
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What Are Hypoallergenic Earrings?
Hypoallergenic earrings are designed to minimize the risk of an allergic reaction in the wearer. Most hypoallergenic earrings do this by containing pure metals, such as sterling silver and gold, to provide a safe alternative for those with a nickel allergy. Now that you know what hypoallergenic earrings are, here are reasons why you might want to purchase hypoallergenic earrings, even if you don’t have a nickel allergy.
1. Minimal Risk of an Allergic Reaction
The first and most important reason to buy hypoallergenic earrings is their ability to minimize allergic reactions. Since they use much less nickel than other alloys, wearers with a nickel allergy will experience less severe or no symptoms at all when wearing hypoallergenic earrings.
However, some hypoallergenic earrings can still contain trace amounts of nickel, and they still have a chance of causing an allergic reaction. If you suffer from a nickel allergy, opt for hypoallergenic earrings and jewelry that state they are nickel-free.
Check out these bronze and sterling silver nickel-free hypoallergenic earrings designs by MIMOSA!
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2. They Are Better for Sensitive Lobes
While you may not have a nickel allergy, you might still have to watch out for certain materials in earrings if you have sensitive lobes. The metals used in non-hypoallergenic earrings can often be low-grade to cut down on costs which can be tough on sensitive skin. Most times, hypoallergenic earrings are made with high-grade metals that minimize skin irritation.
Our bronze and sterling silver earrings come with hypoallergenic gold-filled and sterling silver ear wires, respectively. The stud earrings and tiny hoops from the MIMOSA collection are also hypoallergenic gold-filled options.
3. High-Quality Craftsmanship
High-quality care and creative design go into making every set of hypoallergenic earrings at MIMOSA Handcrafted. However, it is important to remember that not all hypoallergenic earrings are created equal. Some are made with lower-quality materials like plastic, lead, and, of course, nickel. These can be great options for different styles, but be aware because they will not last as long and can still cause you problems.
You get great durability and quality when you invest in high-quality hypoallergenic earrings made with pure metal. There are plenty of beautiful and highly-crafted hypoallergenic earring options that include pure metals here at MIMOSA Handcrafted.
View our selection of earrings and studs created with careful craftsmanship and stunning designs.
A misconception about hypoallergenic earrings is they do not last as long as their non-hypoallergenic counterparts. However, due to the high-grade metals used in making metal hypoallergenic earrings, they actually last a long time. Purchasing hypoallergenic earrings made with quality metal is worth the investment because they will last a lifetime.
In addition, hypoallergenic earrings and ear wires are tarnish-resistant, and any build-up can be easily cleaned, restoring them to their shiny glory from the day you first bought them. View MIMOSA’s hypoallergenic gold-filled stud earrings and bronze, silver, and 14K gold earrings with hypoallergenic, tarnish-resistant ear wires, today!
Contact MIMOSA Handcrafted for Beautiful, Long-Lasting Hypoallergenic Earrings
Don’t settle for earrings that cause discomfort and don’t last very long. Here at MIMOSA, we have a variety of nickel-free, hypoallergenic earrings that will minimize an allergic reaction, look remarkable, and save you money. Contact us today or browse our selection of earrings for hypoallergenic earrings that will make you feel beautiful inside and out.
Published 2/28/23; Last Updated 2/28/23