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A common question we get asked is what is our jewellery made from, which metals are used, what is alloy jewellery and is your jewellery nickel free?

Well, we're here to help and hopefully answer all of your questions right here with our comprehensive guide to jewellery.

What is alloy jewellery?

Some of the metals that are used to make an alloy are nickel, pewter, and copper. In fact, the act of mixing some of these metals is how jewellers came up with metals like white gold, rose gold, blue gold, and sterling silver.

Is alloy jewellery nickel free?

As above, alloy is a mix of metals that jewellers came up with to create different colours and shades of metals, therefore if you have an allergy to nickel, we would advise steering clear of alloy jewellery, as not all alloys composed of the same metals and therefore could cause irritation, however most alloys are made from copper, which in itself is nickel free.

What types of jewellery are nickel free?

Look for jewellery made from such metals as nickel-free stainless steel, surgical-grade stainless steel, titanium, 18-carat yellow gold, or nickel-free 14-carat yellow gold, sterling silver, copper and platinum.

 

Will Sterling Silver affect my nickel allergy?

It is unlikely, but take care. Sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver alloyed with copper, however a small amount of other metals may be present in the mix, which could cause an irritation.

Buying jewellery that will not irritate my skin.

Simply use the search bar on our website and type in nickel free, or the type of metal you desire eg; Sterling Silver.

We hope this helps, if you have any further questions you would like the answer to, or you would like any further details drop us a message on Twitter or Facebook, or email us at info@cherrydiva.co.uk

Have a great day!
September 14, 2015 by Jamie Jackson

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