Are Niobium Earrings Hypoallergenic?

There is one thing you can be certain of here at Tini Lux: we are devoted to making jewelry that is gorgeous, high-quality, and most importantly, HYPOALLERGENIC! So how do we make America’s favorite jewelry to sleep in? It’s no secret — we only use metals that are safe for the human body. Today we’re going to talk about one of these metals: Niobium.

What is Niobium?

If you’re new to the world of hypoallergenic jewelry, you’re probably wondering what exactly niobium is. Niobium is a lustrous metal that is lightweight, highly resistant to corrosion, and hard. Niobium is also known to be hypoallergenic as it does not cause a reaction when in contact with the human body. These properties are what make niobium incredibly useful for both medical implants and jewelry, and are why it is one of our favorite hypoallergenic metals for earrings.

What Metals are Hypoallergenic?

When you get a piercing, your piercer will likely start you off with a stud made of titanium or niobium. This is because these materials are hypoallergenic and will not cause any issues with your ear piercing or interfere with the healing process. I recently got a new ear piercing, and was told that even after my piercing healed fully, it was still advised that I only wear hypoallergenic earrings made of titanium or niobium. In addition to being hypoallergenic, niobium is also strong and shiny. While there are a few other metals that are also considered bio-compatible, the unique strength and luster of niobium makes it an ideal choice for earrings.
  

Why is Niobium used for Jewelry?

Niobium is a strong and shiny metal, and can be anodized to take on an iridescent sheen. And, because niobium (like titanium) is a bio-compatible metal, it is able to exist in harmony with the human body without causing irritation or breaking down. Even the most sensitive of ears will be able to wear niobium earrings without pain or itching, so it is a good option for children and adults alike.
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Best earrings for sensitive ears! I haven’t been able to wear any earrings since my kids that didn’t upset my ears. I haven’t had to take these out since I’ve received them. Just when I thought I had to be done wearing earrings because of the pain you came along. Thank you for making me feel pretty!

Jessica B.

I'm in love! I haven't been able to wear earrings for a very long time, the last time I wore cheap earrings they practically ruined my piercings because they were so irritated. I love these earrings because I can wear them comfortably and safely, but they look AMAZING.

Lydia S

I had given up on earrings when I decided to try this material and I am so happy I did. They look cute, but most important, no allergies!

Melissa

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