Metal Sensitivity: Advice From a Jewelry Lover

Metal Sensitivity: Advice From a Jewelry Lover

  • Making Guitar-Themed Jewelry? Look No Further Than The Instrument's Accessories

    Whether you're a musician or are someone with a crafty side who wants to make a homemade gift for the musician in your life, you can't go wrong with using guitar accessories to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. Sure, you might see tiny metal guitar pendants sold online, but by rolling up your sleeves and using the items that a guitar player holds near and dear, you can whip up something custom that is something to sing -- or play -- about.

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    Metal Sensitivity: Advice From a Jewelry Lover

    Ever since I was a child, I've loved the look of fashion earrings. However, I soon discovered that my ears are sensitive to metal-coated earrings. Rather than spend a small fortune for custom made jewelry, I've found retailers that sell hypoallergenic earrings. These earrings are made for individuals such as myself with sensitivity to metals. Check your high-end department stores or local jeweler. You'll find hypoallergenic earrings in sterling silver, white gold, yellow gold, and platinum. The main thing is to never choose jewelry containing nickle, as this is commonly the culprit. A good alternative to metals listed above is titanium jewelry, as this is considered to be hypoallergenic. Also, avoid using harsh detergents or chemicals to clean your earrings and jewelry, as this may cause further irritation. Mild dish soap may work well, but be sure to rinse your jewelry thoroughly.

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