One of the most common inquiries we receive at Hooked On You is if our earrings are safe for different skin types. While we create all our earrings for sensitive ears, we advise researching what works best for you and your skin type. Every pair of earrings we create are made with only the highest quality hypoallergenic surgical steel manufactured here in Australia.
Many manufacturers add nickel to their pieces because of the strength and durability of the material. If you are constantly breaking out in a rash and itching while wearing jewellery, more often than not, this is a sign of a nickel allergy.
Find out what your body is reacting to and maybe even try a test to discover exactly what causes the symptoms. Remember also that contact allergies such as metal allergies can develop over time and with extended exposure to specific materials which is why you may wake up one day at random with a new allergic reaction.
For those who struggle with metal allergies, our earrings may be the perfect option for you! Our hypoallergenic pieces greatly decrease the risk of metal reactions and are a safer option for those with sensitive skin. If surgical steel is not the material you’re looking for, we can also upgrade your pieces to sterling silver for a small fee by contacting us.
Investing in hypoallergenic jewellery pays off dividends in the long run for all the wear you are able to get out of the pieces. When shopping for quality earrings, high-karat gold, silver or palladium alloy white gold, platinum, pure silver, and titanium are several other wonderful options. You can find these metals in a variety of styles including drop, dangle, hoop, chandelier, and stud earrings, so you’ll never be out of options!
Keep in mind that while you may shop and purchase high-quality jewellery, if you are not regularly cleaning and maintaining your pieces, you still run the risk of contamination and infection. Our earrings are made with polymer clay so it is advised to keep them out of water and other liquids for cleaning. However, a damp cloth is perfect for gently wiping clean. You can even take a little dishwashing soap and water on just the metal portion of the earring and wipe that as well.
Finding adorable surgical steel earrings doesn’t have to be difficult. Hooked On You has made it easier than ever to discover fresh and funky styles that will turn your jewellery collection into a lovely rainbow of colours! Check out our latest collections in a variety of shapes and styles by clicking the Shop tab at the top of the page and browsing through our wide selection. There’s a pair for everyone!