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What Are the Best Earrings For Sensitive Ears?

Who doesn’t love a great pair of earrings?

No matter the occasion, earrings can boost your favorite outfits and take them up to the next level. Designs are plentiful, and you also have many different styles to choose from, such as hoop earrings andlinear earrings. There’s a pair out there for everyone!

Unfortunately, for some women, wearing certain earrings can be painful—sensitive ears combined with the wrong pair can lead to redness, irritation, and itching. 

Don’t worry—it just means that you need to pick the right earrings.

Let’s look at what makes your ears sensitive and the best earrings for sensitive ears. 

What Makes Your Ears Sensitive? 

For most women who have a sensitivity to certain earring materials, the root cause is an allergy. Specifically, an allergic reaction to metals contained in the earring post that touches the inside of your ear.

In most cases, it’s a nickel allergy—a commonly-used metal in earring posts. 

This allergy is something that can develop over time. As you wear nickel in your ears more and more, you’ll have a higher chance of developing a nickel allergy. 

The amount of time you spend wearing earrings can also affect sensitive ears, too. For some women, short-term wear and exposure to nickel is fine. However, wearing them for any extended period can lead to allergy symptoms. 

The Best Earrings For Sensitive Ears

So, if these reactions keep happening, what earrings can you wear?

Well, if it’s a nickel allergy, you’ll need to find nickel-free earrings. These are earrings of any material that contain no nickel and won’t cause any irritation or itchiness. Some earrings may be labeled as “hypoallergenic,” but with no real standards to follow, these may still cause a reaction.

Nickel-free earrings can come in several different materials, including:

  • Stainless steel
  • Titanium
  • Plastic
  • Niobium

The best possible choice is to wearfine earrings made from precious metals. Specifically, you’ll want gold, silver, or platinum. 

If you prefer silver, you’ll want to look for925 sterling silver—this means that the silver will bepure sterling silver instead of having nickel mixed in.

For gold lovers, you’ll want to find earrings that are14 karat or above. Any lower than that, and you may find nickel mixed in with the gold.

All shades of gold will work for sensitive ears, too. You have several options, depending on your preferences.

For example, these 14K Yellow Gold 3MM Square CZ Pushback Stud Earrings offer a classic gold design and add the perfect amount of subtle sparkle to your outfits:

14K Yellow Gold 3MM Square CZ Pushback Stud Earrings

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Do you prefer white gold? We have the answer: the 14K White Gold 5MM Square CZ Screwback Stud Earrings. These earrings come in a beautiful white gold color with a mid-sized cubic zirconia stone set in the center. 

You can also go with a bold design, such as a larger stone. The 14K Yellow Gold 10MM Round CZ Pushback Stud Earrings feature a much larger 10mm stone that is sure to turn heads no matter where you go.

The 14K Yellow Gold 10MM Round CZ Pushback Stud Earrings

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Find the Best Earrings for Sensitive Ears From Isaac Mizrahi

If you’re someone who needs certain earrings to avoid an allergic reaction, we have the answer.

Isaac Mizrahi’s fine jewelry collection has white and yellow gold 14-karat earrings perfect for any occasion. Choose from different stone sizes, shapes, and more.

Shop the fine jewelry collection today for the perfect pair of earrings for sensitive ears!

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