Some of you often say that you can’t wear silver jewelry, you’ll get itchy and you allergic to it! Actually, silver is very benign, even very sensitive baby skin can still wear silver jewelry. Allergy or itchiness when wearing silver jewelry is usually due to the 3 following reasons, let me show you:
- Usually for silver jewelry to avoid blackening and oxidation, the jeweler plated on a nickel layer to protect the silver. And when you wear it, which unintentionally binds to our sweat and occurs some irritation. It is great to have healthy skin, but those who have quite sensitive skin will feel itchy and uncomfortable.
- The product does not have enough silver, according to the standard that the product must have 92.5% – 95% silver in it. If the silver % is not high, then other compounds’ % will be high and might cause some irritation to human skin.
- Confused with silver-plated products. Currently, on the market, there are a number of silver-plated products that only cost 1/2 – 1/3 of 92.5 silver products price. So many of you are confused with 925 silver products. Silver-plated product is only plated with 1 thin layer of silver covered outside, inside its core is another metal alloy such as copper, zinc, iron … When you wear it for a while, the silver layer gradually fades away and reveals the inner metal core. And when that metal core contacts with the skin, this will cause skin irritation, redness, and itching. So, be a smart consumer, choose quality silver products from reputable and branded places.