I can only wear gold jewelry, everything else disappoints me. " How many exact phrases have I heard from my mother when I was a child?
Why is everything except gold disappointing my mother? Is this sentence true? When I started designing jewelry more than ten years ago I decided to find out the answer. I want to design a jewel that I can wear for my mother without worrying about the sudden explosion. Now I want you to understand what I found.
My mother, like many people, develops connections. Dermatitis when her skin comes into contact with certain types of jewelry. Her dermatitis is due to allergic reactions to nickel found in many types of jewelry. Nickel allergy is very common, in fact one out of every seven people may be affected Beginning with nickel allergy, women tend to be more susceptible to nickel allergies than men. Allergy treatment can help treat symptoms of nickel allergy. Unfortunately, once an allergy occurs, one person's life will continue to be sensitive to nickel.  Nickel is Many types of clothing jewellery are found, especially those that are produced on a large scale. It can also be found in other everyday items, such as coins.
You may ask why my mother is allergic to nickel. For some reason, which science still does not understand, her body mistakenly believes that nickel (or cobalt and other similar metals) Is a threat. In order to deal with this threat, her body will cause an immune reaction (also known as an allergic reaction) to get rid of the threat. This reaction makes her suddenly appear in the itchy rash. But others may have more nickel
Now, I know what caused my mother's breakthrough, I began to look for which types of jewelry do not contain nickel.
First, I saw gold jewelry . Gold (14 grams or more) does not cause allergic reactions, but platinum may. Platinum alloys contain nickel and other "white" metals to produce silver. One out of every nine people reacts to nickel in platinum.
Another form of gold jewelry is gold filled or "GF" jewelry. When the base metal is coated with a layer of gold, it will produce gold jewellery metal. Filled gold Unlike gold-plated gold, the layer used for gold-plated jewellery is usually 50 to 100 times thicker than the layer used to coat gold-plated products.
Next I looked at silver jewelry. For people who are sensitive to nickel, fine Silver and sterling silver are excellent choices for “white” metal.
Fine silver is defined as 99.9% pure silver. Jewelry is generally not made of fine silver because the metal is very soft and not very good.
Most silver jewellery is made of pure silver. sterling silver is defined as 92.5% pure silver. In most cases, the remaining 7.5% of the metal is copper. . Injecting copper hardens the silver and makes it more durable. I use this type of sterling silver in my jewelry design, which is a great metal for nickel allergies. Sometimes you can distinguish between sterling silver by the "925" mark on the jewel. This is common on manufactured parts, but may not be present in artisan jewelry.
Some other metals considered safe for people allergic to nickel are:
Copper – Copper jewelry is generally considered to be pure and not mixed with nickel or nickel alloys.
Platinum – Platinum jewelry contains 95% platinum and 5% secondary metal, usually ruthenium.
Titanium – Titanium jewelry is both hypoallergenic and durable. It is a highly recommended metal for those with nickel allergies.
Niobium – This is a reliable new metal in the jewelry industry. It is a rare earth metal that can be anodized (naturally coated with beautiful colors). Like titanium, this metal is recommended for people with nickel allergy, especially those looking for color prevalence.
Since I have given you a list of safe metals, I think I will also give you a list of metal terms for you to pay attention to when buying jewelry.
Fashion or clothing accessories typically have a base metal containing nickel. Sometimes these metals are gold plated; however, plating wears over time, exposing the skin to base metals. If you choose to plate metal, remember that it needs to be replated regularly.
Some people think that brass may be a hypoallergenic option. However, my research shows that brass is sometimes alloyed with a small amount of nickel and even leads to metal strengthening.
German silver or nickel silver is a metal away from jewelry. German silver does not contain any silver. Silver referee metal silver. The color comes from a combination of nickel, zinc, lead and tin in the alloy.
Surgical or stainless steel – surgical grade stainless steel made in the human body. However, steel alloys contain 8% to 12% nickel. I have heard the opposite report about the safety of this metal to people allergic to nickel. Since steel alloys do contain nickel, I tend to avoid it, but some people swear.
If you do purchase a piece of jewelry and worry that it may contain nickel, you can get a commercial test kit online. These kits contain chemicals that react in the presence of nickel.
Do some research to prevent nickel allergies and still allow you to wear beautiful jewelry.