We make earrings for sensitive ears.
We don't just call our products "hypoallergenic" to make them seem safe. We actually use medical grade materials to ensure that our jewelry will not cause painful reactions.
I created Tini Lux because I wanted pretty earrings that wouldn't cause a painful reaction.
Years ago, I gave up wearing earrings because every pair (even “nickel free” and “hypoallergenic” earrings) almost instantaneously caused soreness, swelling, and bleeding.
One day I set out to find a pair of earrings that would work for me. I discovered that I didn't just have sensitive ears, I had actually developed a contact allergy to metal from years of wearing earrings made with reactive materials.
I eventually discovered that there are two metals that are safe for people with metal allergies: titanium and niobium. Unfortunately, I could not find a single pair of titanium or niobium earrings that did not look homemade or industrial. I wanted on-trend, lux looking earrings that wouldn't cause a reaction and wouldn't blow my budget.
At that point, I decided to take matters into my own hands and from there Tini Lux was born.
-Jackie Burke, Founder & CEO
Every pair of earrings you wear causes itching, irritation, soreness, redness, swelling, and even bleeding.
You don't just have sensitive ears, you have a metal allergy. Most metals are not compatible with the human body. Over time and regular contact with reactive metals, your body develops an allergy to these metals which results in a painful reaction when they are present.
Most 'hypoallergenic earrings' and 'nickel free earrings' are made with a mixture of multiple metals, any of which could be highly reactive with the human body. Plus, these terms are unregulated and mostly meaningless.
Tini Lux earrings are made with pure metals that are compatible with the human body. Pure titanium and niobium are metals that are considered to be "biocompatible," meaning the human body will not react or develop allergies to them.
Look Good. Feel good. do good
Our earrings are plated with titanium nitride using a process called PVD. This plating is more durable than gold. Unlike brass and "base metal" fashion jewelry, Tini Lux earrings won't tarnish or rust.
Tini Lux earrings are made with pure metals that do not react with the human body. Less than 0.6% of people are allergic to titanium (compared to nickel, which more than 20% of people are allergic to).
A portion of every sale is donated to Initiative: Eau, a non-profit whose mission is to achieve a world with universal access to safe drinking water.