Friday, July 1, 2011

Nickel-Free Earrings for Sensitive Ears (Revised & Reposted)

NF93 knows there are many people with mildly to moderately "sensitive ears” due to an allergic reaction to nickel commonly found in earrings. "Nickel Free" clip-on earrings are a comfortable, affordable alternative to wearing regular earrings.  Many of the alloys used in jewelry contain nickel. What is nickel?  Nickel is a chemical element, pre-eminently an alloy metal, used in many other alloys, such as nickel brasses and bronzes, and alloys with copper, chromium, aluminum, lead, cobalt, silver, and gold.


All metals contain nickel, at least as impurities.  Fifteen percent of the population experiences an allergic reaction to nickel.  These sensitized people may show an allergy to nickel affecting their skin, known as dermatitis. Sensitivity to nickel may also appear in patients with pompholyx.  The reaction is not to the nickel itself, but the metallic salts created when the metal comes into contact with perspiration.  Nickel allergies affecting ears are often marked by itchy, red skin. Many earrings are now made nickel-free due to this problem allowing those who experience this sensitivity to comfortably wear jewelry again.


 With this in mind, continues to offer dozens of Nickel-Free clip on earrings styles, as well as the best variety of non-pierced hoops, gold, sterling silver, bold, designer, and lead-compliant earrings for children over the age of four.!  An Internet store exclusively devoted to quality non-pierced earrings since 1999.