Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc (note: an alloy is a mixture of two or more metals). Brass has a gold like appearance, is very easy to work, and is very inexpensive, which makes it a commonly used metal in fashion jewelry. Gold toned jewelry that is not labeled with the type of metal used, is often made of brass. Additionally, when jewelry says "base metal" with plating or vermeil, the base metal is usually brass. - If you have sensitive ears, sensitive skin, or a known metal allergy, you may wonder if brass is a safe metal jewelry to wear. Some brass earrings have even been labeled hypoallergenic earrings which can make it more confusing as to whether or...Read more
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A new ear piercing is, plain and simple, an open wound. Just like an open wound, it is important for you to care for it properly so that it will heal correctly and quickly. When you first get your ear pierced ,you piercer will typically give you brief instructions on how to heal your ear piercing. In general, people will stick to these instructions for the first few weeks, and then promptly forget about them as it seems that their piercings have healed. In reality though, just because a piercing looks healed from the outside, or feels like it has healed, does not mean that it actually has. Even when the swelling has calmed down and the pain has mostly...Read more
It is basically considered common knowledge that gold earrings are safe for sensitive ears, and if earrings regularly cause your piercings to react you should save up and buy a pair of nice gold earrings. But, is actually it true that gold earrings are safe for sensitive ears? Are gold earrings really the most "hypoallergenic" option for people that can't wear earrings?Read more
Stainless steel earrings are often marketed as hypoallergenic earrings and as a safe choice for people with sensitive ears. However, as everyone with sensitive ears knows, stainless steel earrings usually cause a painful reaction. This leaves consumers to wonder, are stainless steel earrings hypoallergenic?Read more
Has this ever happened to you? You purchase "nickel free earrings" and within minutes of wearing them your ears have become irritated, swollen, and redRead more