After being in the Jewelry business for the past 11 years, I have come across more customers with Earring Allergies than I can count!
It's certainly not a fun thing to have happen to you, or to have to deal with, I can personally attest. And just WHY does it happen?
Well, the bottom line is this...
Metals often are mixed with a base. Metals such as 14 karat gold are only truly 58.5% gold... which means that there is a lot of base metal that is mixed in! With Nickel being the most common base AND irritant for people, it is often the culprit.
What about those 14k Gold Earrings that didn't bother you for 10 years... but suddenly you have developed an allergy to?
Metals break down over time and use, so after years of wear and tear from sweat, chlorine, etc, that 14k Gold is wearing down to the base metal...which is what is causing the allergy!
What to Do?
Well, aside from having to have your posts or earwires switched out to (rarely stocked) Niobium, Titanium or Stainless Steel...there's a new option I just found out about. Before you have to forego all of those fabulous earrings you see and wish you could wear...I think it's worth giving this Jewelry Shield product a try. I found it on Amazon for $8.99...
Basically, the silicone coating goes on like Nail Polish... and you just coat the metal, wait 6-12 hours for it to dry, then voila...no irritation, they say!
Let me know if you give it a shot...and whether it works for you or not! I am ordering my bottle today... :)
Here's to wearing earrings with ease!