I AM MINE Personalized Song Lyric Stamped Titanium / Niobium / Surgical Steel Earrings - Pretty Sensitive Ears
I AM MINE Personalized Song Lyric Stamped Titanium / Niobium / Surgical Steel Earrings - Pretty Sensitive Ears
I AM MINE Personalized Song Lyric Stamped Titanium / Niobium / Surgical Steel Earrings - Pretty Sensitive Ears
I AM MINE Personalized Song Lyric Stamped Titanium / Niobium / Surgical Steel Earrings - Pretty Sensitive Ears
Pretty Sensitive Ears

I AM MINE Personalized Song Lyric Stamped Titanium / Niobium / Surgical Steel Earrings

Regular price $28.00 $0.00
Round silver plated discs hand stamped with words that are meaningful and special to you. In this case, it's a song lyric. 
The words you choose can be the same on both discs or different on each and could be song lyrics or a bit of a poem. Each disc can handle up to 7 smaller uppercase letters across or 4 larger uppercase letters across. Contact us to see if the song words you hold so dear can fit!

Specifics:
~ You choose the words that will appear on each disc (include in the "Notes to Seller" at checkout and we will be in touch with how best to fit it on the earrings.)
~ Silver plated discs
~ Small polishing cloth & tarnish paper included (for polishing and preventing tarnish)
~ Your Choice:
◈ Niobium hooks, or 
◈ Titanium hooks, or
◈ Surgical Steel hooks.
~ Clear plastic safety nut earring backs.

Materials:
~ Choose your preferred hypoallergenic ear wire material:
◈ Pure Niobium hooks. Completely Hypoallergenic and Nickel Free. Niobium is ultra comfortable. These Niobium ear wires feel like you're not wearing earrings at all! Our Niobium hooks have a simple loop that holds the dangle (but not a coil and ball like our Surgical Steel hooks).
◈ Titanium hooks are made from Commercially Pure Grade 1 Titanium which is completely Hypoallergenic and Nickel Free. Our Titanium hooks have a simple loop that holds the dangle (but not a coil and ball like our Surgical Steel hooks).
◈ Surgical Steel hooks, which are Grade SAE 304, feature a coil and ball on the shaft of the hook above the loop that holds the dangle (unlike the Niobium and Titanium hooks which only have a simple loop). Grade SAE 304 works well for those with allergies to gold and silver. If you are allergic to nickel and / or chromium, Niobium or Titanium hooks would work better for you. Surgical Steel (which is an alloy of Stainless steel) is iron with carbon (the steel) that has chromium (for scratch and corrosion resistance) and nickel (to make it stronger at higher and lower temperatures and to reduce brittleness) and other trace elements added. More specifically, SAE 304 contains 18-20% chromium, 8-10.5% nickel, 0.08% carbon, plus iron and trace elements, which include approximately 0.75% silicon, 0.045% phosphorous, 0.03% sulfur, 2% manganese, and 0.1% nitrogen.

For You:
~ Hypoallergenic and/or Nickel Free options.
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Here we offer a guide to hypoallergenic metals for earrings for sensitive ears including Niobium, Titanium, Argentium Silver, & Surgical Steel. Discover the qualities of these jewelry metals to determine which is the best hypoallergenic solution for comfort for your sensitive ears.

Jewelry Metals We Offer

Niobium

Pure Niobium. Nickel Free, Elemental. Niobium is ultra comfortable. Often people remark that they forget they are even wearing earrings while they are wearing Niobium.  We began offering Niobium as a solution for those with metal allergies whose skin reacts badly to other jewelry metals back in 2009 and in all that time after selling thousands of pairs of Niobium earrings, we have only had 2 customers report back with true allergy symptoms.  So it seems in practice that an allergy to Niobium is very rare.

Titanium

We currently use Commercially Pure Grade 1 Titanium for ear wires, simple stud earrings, and ear nut earring backs. Commercially Pure Grade 1 Titanium is just that - pure, elemental Titanium.  It is therefore Nickel Free.  Like Niobium, it is very comfortable to wear.  It is also very rare to have a Titanium allergy. 

Our Titanium post earrings with Titanium bezels are made from Grade 23 Titanium, made up of 90% Titanium, 6% Aluminum, and 4% Vanadium. This is the grade of Titanium commonly used surgically in the medical field for Titanium left in the body (for example joint replacements, surgical staples, bone fixation devices, and orthopedic pins, screws and cables). This Titanium is considered hypoallergenic and is nickel free.  It is also very comfortable.

Argentium Silver

Argentium Silver (or Argentium Sterling Silver) is used in our prong set post earrings and as bezel settings in some of our post earrings styles.  Argentium Silver is 92.5% silver, 6.3% copper, and 1.2% germanium. It is tarnish free so it will shine for you without the need for periodic polishing. Argentium Silver is nickel free and is very comfortable.

Surgical Steel

Our Surgical Steel (or 316L "Surgical" Stainless Steel) posts and ear wires are made from the 316L alloy of Stainless Steel. This is considered hypoallergenic but it is NOT nickel free. We offer it for those who know they can wear Surgical Steel (and have allergies to other metals not contained it it). 316L contains steel (which is iron with carbon), chromium (for corrosion and scratch resistance), 8-10.5% nickel (for increasing strength and higher and lower temperatures and reducing brittleness), 2-3% molybdenum (for more corrosion resistance), and trace elements that are approximately 0.75% silicon, 0.045% phosphorous, 0.03% sulfur, 2% manganese, and 0.1% nitrogen.  Surgical Steel is dubbed "surgical" because it is used in some instruments used in surgeries because of its durability.

Our Surgical Steel ear nut earring backs are Grade SAE 304 Stainless Steel. SAE 304 contains 18-20% chromium, 8-10.5% nickel, 0.08% carbon, plus iron and trace elements, which include approximately 0.75% silicon, 0.045% phosphorous, 0.03% sulfur, 2% manganese, and 0.1% nitrogen.

How do I know what I am reacting to?

Everyone's body is unique to them.  Likewise, metal allergies vary from person to person - so what is considered hypoallergenic for one person may not be for another person.  For example, for someone with a nickel allergy, jewelry metals would be considered hypoallergenic as long as they do not contain nickel.  For another individual with a gold allergy, the jewelry metals would need to be gold free in order to be considered hypoallergenic.  

Here is a chart that we put together showing common jewelry metals and what metal elements they are made of.  If you know you have had bad reactions to certain jewelry metals, you can look here at what "ingredients" you are potentially allergic or sensitive to.  Keep in mind you could have reactions to more than one!

And, also keep in mind that not all jewelry is marketed / labeled accurately.  See here for more on that issue: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/costume-jewelry-found-to-have-high-levels-of-toxins-and-carcinogens-tests-show/

Table showing metal elements contained in jewelry metals to help understand what may be irritating sensitive ears and help select a jewelry metal that does not cause a bad reaction or metal allergy

 

 

 

 


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