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What To Look For In Hypoallergenic Rings

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When diamonds and precious metals are worn, they carry a promise of the future and a sense of eternal companionship. However, an allergy to the engagement ring's metals can dampen this special feeling.

In reality, hypoallergenic products are those that are unlikely to cause allergic reactions. Although hypoallergenic rings are generally safe, allergic reactions are possible.

If your skin is extremely sensitive, a hypoallergenic ring is a better option. The good news is that if you are allergic to metals, there are some beautiful hypoallergenic ring options to choose from, and most popular metal choices for engagement rings are naturally hypoallergenic.

What Are the Symptoms and Signs of Metal Sensitivity?

Metal allergies are thought to affect 15% of people who wear jewelry. Certain metals are toxic to a person's body due to immune system conditions.

Certain metal alloys cause skin reactions such as itching or rashes, swelling, blisters, or blisters where the jewelry is worn.

Doctors can tell if your symptoms are due to a metal alloy allergy or something else. If you believe this is an issue for you, you should see a dermatologist.

What Metals Can Cause Allergies?

Metals and metal alloys that do not cause allergic reactions exist. However, if you are sensitive, it is best to avoid certain ones. The following is a list of metals and alloy types that are commonly associated with allergic reactions:

  • Nickel

    This metal degrades into a type of salt when exposed to water or sweat. Salt is, without a doubt, irritating (hence the saying "pour salt on an open wound"). This metal is the most common cause of allergic reactions, but it is not the only one.

  • Copper

    Copper is a soft, pliable metal that is typically hypoallergenic. Despite its attractive appearance, it does not withstand wear and tear as well as other metals. As a result, some artisans reinforce it with nickel metal alloys, which can cause allergic reactions.

  • Lead

    Some metal alloys, particularly those used in costume jewelry, contain a trace of lead. People have known for many years that lead is toxic. Fine jewelry alloys (gold and platinum) are typically lead-free.

Choosing the Best Hypoallergenic Ring

For people with sensitive skin, hypoallergenic metals are the best option (even if they have not been officially tested for allergies). Although you should avoid nickel and lead, it's useful to know which metals are completely safe and will not cause you any harm.

What's the best part? You don't have to give up beauty to be comfortable. There are numerous popular metal options that are naturally hypoallergenic.

  • Hypoallergenic Platinum Rings
  • Hypoallergenic Rings Made of High-Karat Gold
  • Hypoallergenic Palladium - White Gold Rings

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