A beautiful earring set can go with so many different outfits. So, having earrings that work for you is essential. Many people of all walks of life are wearing this type of jewelry, but it can sometimes present a problem. You may have found that your ears turn red, itch, and become sore, and this can make it very uncomfortable, even unbearable. So what are the best earrings for sensitive ears? Here is a closer look.
Some people may have issues with the metals used in the construction of the earrings. For example, it’s not uncommon to put nickel alloys in jewelry, and this can cause allergic reactions. If you are allergic to nickel you may notice an itching, burning sensation, or redness in less than a day’s time. If this is the case, the earrings should immediately be removed and you may notice relief within a few hours.
It may be a good idea to thoroughly clean each earring before using it, especially for the first time but also on a regular basis. Be sure to rinse and gently clean them off or there could be microscopic residue of cleaning agents or other irritants still on the earring surface. This could be what causes the irritation, and the metal may not actually be a problem.
When you have skin sensitivity always look for jewelry that is stated to be hypoallergenic. The good news these days is that you have many more choices when it comes to hypoallergenic selections. A large number of people have excellent results with surgical stainless steel. It’s effective, affordable, and shines like silver when highly polished.
Surgical steel is an excellent choice for many reasons. As mentioned before, it is not as expensive as precious metals. Additionally, it’s durable, strong, and versatile. In fact, surgical steel is often used to make earring posts and wires, due to its non-allergic nature along with its toughness and resilient properties.
Other selections include gold plating. It’s less expensive than platinum, silver, or solid gold. However, even though gold is sometimes considered to be too soft by some, gold plating is an excellent choice as a coating over surgical stainless steel. At Sensitively Yours, that’s precisely how we make the best earrings for sensitive ears – we use surgical stainless steel and either polished it to a gorgeous luster or plate it in thick 24k gold.