Anyone who has sensitive skin, especially on the ears, knows that not wearing earrings can keep allergies at bay. If you’re one of them, you most probably know how itchy and uncomfortable it can be. Sometimes, there are earrings that made the skin around your ear piercing flake or even get infected. Yikes!
If you have experienced these uncomfortable situations, you have to stay away from metals like nickel, brass, copper, zinc and other metals made primarily of alloys. These metal types can cause irritation to sensitive skin, making it impossible to wear any kind of jewelry made of these materials. But don’t be afraid to wear other metal earrings (these will be mentioned later), since some of them can be hypoallergenic. Having a sensitive skin doesn’t mean you can never wear earrings anymore.
Here are some hypoallergenic earrings suitable for people with sensitive skin:
1. Sterling silver earrings
Sterling silver is an alloy made up of at least 90 percent silver and copper. This gives you value for money, as sterling silver is not as expensive as other jewelry, and they are hypoallergenic. Sterling silver 925 is your ideal choice, since it means it’s made of 92.5 percent pure silver. Most sterling silver earrings are plated with silver or rhodium for a Shiny look and additional protection. Argentium sterling silver –which is made of a corrosion-resistant alloy of silver, copper and germanium – is also a smart choice.
This beautiful dangle earrings made of hypoallergenic sterling silver has a fishhook that is comfortable to wear. It has an elegant Celtic knot design featuring 100% high quality cultured freshwater pearl.
If your child is allergic to metal earrings but you want her to wear a sparkly jewelry, this stud earrings is safe for her. It’s nickel-free and made of .925 sterling silver, and features a beautiful cubic zirconia stone.
2. Gold earrings
Pure gold is the best jewelry material for people with sensitive skin. The purity of gold is measured in karats (k), and the higher the karat, the purer the gold is. Your choice of gold must be 14k and above, since these contain smaller amounts of other alloys like silver and copper. White gold, which contains and alloy of palladium, rhodium and manganese are also safe. Hypoallergenic gold stud earrings often come with surgical steel posts to help prevent any allergic reactions.
A brilliant knot dangle earring, this pair features an interlocking ring design perfect for pairing with a sophisticated look. It’s handcrafted with 14k yellow gold and comes with a complimentary rubber stops.
If you’re looking for a simple gold hoop earring, this is a good choice. It is shiny, high-polished and crafted in 14k yellow gold. It even comes with an elegant gift box.
3. Stainless steel earrings
Stainless steel isn’t completely nickel-free, but it rarely causes allergy. Stainless steel is used in surgical applications, making them suitable for being in touch with the flesh.
These daisy-shaped studs look oh-so-pretty. It doesn’t feel like it’s made of stainless steel because it is plated with 14 karat gold and is especially made for sensitive ears. These studs are adorned with sparkly cubic zirconia, diamond-shaped stones.
Add sparkle to your ears with this elegant, cubic zirconia crystal drop earrings. It has a lever back and frame made of high quality stainless steel, available in silver and black finish.
4. Titanium earrings
Titanium is another hypoallergenic metal that is often used in the medical field. This metal is sturdy and gives of a glossy grayish shade.
This set contains 5 pairs of earrings with surgical-grade titanium steel as base. These include rose stud earrings, metal ball stud earrings, pearl drop earrings, cubic zirconia bezel stud earrings, and a cat-and-fish pair stud earrings. It even comes with two extra rubber plugs for backup. This is the perfect casual everyday earrings for those with sensitive skin.
This simple, bezel stud earrings feature beautiful Swarovski crystals available in three colors: red, blue and lite blue.
5. Platinum earrings
Pure, durable and strain-proof, platinum is a good jewelry investment. This is a white-colored metal like silver which doesn’t need to be alloyed with cheap base metals that can cause allergic reactions. Sometimes, it can be alloyed with iridium, but it’s safe. This metal looks especially well with diamonds or cubic zirconia.
This platinum-plated dangling earrings are perfect for wearing at a glamorous party. It has 5 sparkling cubic zirconia crystals dangling from a heart, making it as unique and as pretty as ever.
Here’s an elegant statement earrings. It’s a platinum-plated drop stud earrings with a classic cubic zirconia round cut stud framed in a halo of silvery stones.
6. Niobium earrings
Naturally hypoallergenic, niobium is an anodized metal available in a variety of brilliant colors when exposed to different levels of electrical current. It is often created as ear wires that serves as a starting point for a variety of bright earring designs.
These tiny stud earrings are simple, yet uniquely colorful. These are made from 21-gauge niobium with coordinating backs made of titanium, which is also a hypoallergenic material.
If you’re looking for a colorful dangling earring and you’re allergic to most metals, these spiral dangling earrings made of niobium are so worth the second look. This is so perfect for wearing in dance parties as these babies will move and groove with you.
7. Magnetic clip-on earrings
If you don’t want to risk inserting anything in your ear piercings due to traumatic allergy or infection that happened in the past, you may consider wearing magnetic clip-on earrings. This is also the earring solution for those with unpierced ears. A lot of these are hypoallergenic, and they’re known for their edgy, trendy and fashionable look.
Perfect for both men and women, this set of stainless steel earrings are made from permanent magnets. It’s strong enough to stay on your ears all day long and is highly resistant to rust, discoloration and corrosion. It contains earrings in colors such as black, silver, gold, blue and colorful.
If punk is your fashion statement, these earrings are a perfectly convenient choice. It has an easy magnetic buckle that makes it easy to wear. It comes in two pairs in two small sizes: one in 0.32 inch and 0.16 inch.
8. Plastic earrings
If you’re not fond of heavy jewelry and have no problem wearing novelty things, plastic earrings are your affordable choice. Plastic doesn’t contain any metal, so it’s a certified hypoallergenic material. But remember, these must not be worn for more than 24 hours or else it can also irritate your skin.
A perfect gift for a fashion girl, this set of 36 pairs of stud earrings are too cute not to love. It features colorful pairs of plastic earrings in different flower, animal and fruit shapes. The stud earrings are placed in a heart-shaped gift box ready for giving to a sweet little girl.
This is a high-quality, novelty plastic earrings that is fashionable yet comfortable. It’s perfect for pairing with a bohemian style outfit to make a great fashion statement.
9. Nylon earrings
Like plastic, nylon is a fine material free of metals, so it won’t likely cause irritation to skin.
This is a set of 18 pairs of sparkly stud earrings with nylon post backs to guarantee that it will not cause any allergic reactions on the ear piercing and the skin surrounding it. It is available in two different multi-color sets.
From the same seller of the colorful stud earrings above, these are 18 pairs of clear studs perfect for giving away with your friends if your squad wants a uniform accessory.
10. Wooden earrings
Besides being a base material for most furniture and crafts, wood can also work as a fashionable jewelry too. If nothing works for you, perhaps wood is your best option to still be able to wear earrings. Wood brings a warm and vibrant look and are available in various designs from studs to danglers.
A set of 3 pairs of studs, these wood earring studs vary in color. It comes with a pair of light brown, dark brown and black wooden earrings. Plus, the pin is made of stainless steel, so it’s a win-win.
Nature lovers will be in awe of this jewelry. This wooden hoop earrings feature a tree of life design that is also a spiritual symbol. It’s a perfect gift for those who like boho fashion style or for a woman who likes yoga.