As one of the most common skin allergies in the world, those who suffer from nickel allergy may find it extremely uncomfortable to wear certain types of jewelry. While some may believe that most of the issues arise in cases where cheap, imitation jewelry is involved, it’s important to realize that even high carat gold and silver jewelry can contain traces of nickel.
If you have been wearing a gold or silver bracelet, necklace or ring for years with no serious symptoms, it’s probable that you wouldn’t even consider the possibility of a nickel allergy. However, keep in mind that it is possible for this issue to develop later in life even after constant exposure.
Symptoms of an allergy will usually crop up six to 24 hours after coming into contact with nickel, and they will be pretty hard to ignore. That being said, if you experience itching, redness, dry patches, swelling of the skin or even blisters where a particular piece of jewelry was resting, it is highly recommended that you see a doctor for tests and treatment.
To stay clear of any possible issues or outbreaks, why not consider choose jewelry made with a metal that is undoubtedly safe for your delicate skin? In these regards, the only real options that you have are platinum or titanium.
If you choose the latter, know that our titanium rings are 100% hypoallergenic, and zero traces of nickel or any other harmful metal can be found in any of the three grades that we use. In fact, titanium is perfectly compatible with the human body and has been used widely for hip replacements, dentistry and a number of other inside-body prosthesis.
So by choosing titanium over any other metal, you will not only receive a gorgeous piece of jewelry that will command the attention of family and friends, but also the peace of mind that you will never have to deal with the pain and inconvenience of developing an allergic reaction. Here at Avant Garde Jewelry, we can’t help but feel as though the choice is a no brainer. Contact us today to learn more.