People whose ears and skin are sensitive to certain metals, one of which is nickel, may find it necessary to find and buy something called “nickel free earrings”. These are earrings that are safe for those whose ears are unable to tolerate any direct contact with nickel. However, before you actually buy such earrings, take a moment to find out what the earrings actually contain and how.
If you carelessly buy nickel free earrings, you might end up regretting your decision that you did not first investigate what the manufacturer means by nickel free. The fact of the matter is that many such earrings labeled nickel free merely have some form of thin plating that is covering up the nickel content under the surface layer. One way to safeguard your purchase is to look for surgical Stainless Steel.
Some people will say, “Well, there is some nickel in surgical Stainless Steel, too. So, you can’t say that its nickel free.” Yes, that’s right. And, that’s why at Sensitively Yours we never say that our products are nickel free. However, there is a big difference between gold alloyed with nickel and the nickel found surgical Stainless Steel. The molecular bond of a gold alloy is not relatively strong. Exposure to nickel in alloyed gold and other metals is very likely. Whereas, the nickel in surgical Stainless Steel is not because it is very tightly bound on a molecular level to the other materials in the steel. Because of that fact, it is very unlikely that exposure to surgical Stainless Steel is going to give you a nickel allergy reaction.
Think of it this way. Let’s assume that you are allergic to baby powder. Suppose you were to take some baby powder and mix it in with sand. Then, put your hands in the mixture. Would you get a baby powder reaction? Of course you would. There is not much holding that baby powder in the sand. Now, take that same baby powder and mix it in with white glue. Let it harden. Pick it up and handle it. Would you get much baby powder on your skin from that material? Probably very, very little. You need a microscope to find it. And, you probably wouldn’t get a reaction. That is similar to comparing metal alloyed with nickel to surgical Stainless Steel.
Yes, there are people who have skin that is so sensitive to nickel (and many other metals at the same time) that they even get a reaction to surgical Stainless Steel. It’s rare, but it does happen. That’s one of the main reasons why we have a real lifetime money back guarantee. Not only do we give a full refund to anyone who has a reaction, but we also give that full refund at any time in their lives. Unfortunately, sensitivities to nickel and other elements in our world can increase in a person’s body over time. Here, at Sensitively Yours, we never want to have a customer feel cheated because our products at any time were no longer wearable for them. For that reason, Sensitively Yours will always take the products back and give them a full refund – no questions asked.