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Guide to buying titanium earrings:

So, you are searching to buy titanium earrings because you have sensitive ears or a nickel allergy. You are convinced that titanium is the best metal for earrings. This is even so if you do not have an allergy to other metals. Medical science now knows that allergies can happen later in life if you are exposed to certain metals. So off to the store you go…  Well, most stores do not carry studs and hooks made from titanium. In fact, often they may claim that they are titanium but they are actually made from stainless steel which contains up to 12% nickel. Buying with confidence is difficult especially if they are made in China. Most earrings on the market...

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How to Keep Your Ears Nickel-Free This Summer

Summer is the perfect season for refreshing your accessories, but what if the only thing holding you back was a painful nickel allergy? No one wants red, itchy, irritated skin. Studies show that nickel allergies are more common than ever, which is why some people steer clear of cheap earrings. Nickel is a naturally occurring element in the environment, which is why it is so hard to avoid. Not to mention that some plating practices, such as electroplating, don't give lasting protection for your ears.  So how can you avoid it?    Nickel is in a lot of things. It's cheap, available, and easy to manufacture. Famously, nickel is used in the five-cent coin (also in most coins); it's a...

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