Hunter's Moon Posted December 20, 2011 Share Posted December 20, 2011 (edited) What metals are truly hypoallergenic? I got sterling silver earrings and after a few hours, my ears get VERY itchy, hot, and one hole (I have two holes in each ear) closes up. I would like to buy a ring, but I don't want to waste money because I know one can go months without a reaction and then BAM. My skin is very sensitive (chronic hives) so I need something that is truly hypoallergenic and that won't get rubbed down after wearing for awhile and start to bother me. Is surgical stainless steel a safe bet? I've looked at tungsten but they aren't much my taste. Thanks :001_smile: ETA: What I don't understand is, nickel is an ingredient (or whatever you'd call it in jewelry lingo) of surgical stainless steel but so many people are fine with it. Does that mean they aren't nickel sensitive (which I am) or is the nickel incorporated in the ring in such a way that it doesn't touch the skin? I'm pretty sure it is the coating, so I don't see how those with a nickel allergy can wear it, but it is always suggested and usually what one is pierced with, correct? Edited December 20, 2011 by BeatleMania Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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