Do you find yourself (or your partner) avoiding harsh chemicals at all costs? Are you compelled to settle for fragrance-free options? If the answer is yes, then the chances are that you have sensitive skin! The majority of us are familiar with hypoallergenic cosmetics, yet what about hypoallergenic jewellery such as wedding bands? Consider this: if your skin reacts to the topicals you apply daily, there's a good chance it reacts to non-hypoallergenic jewellery as well. The good news? There are several lovely solutions available nowadays if you do have a metal sensitivity!
If you've ever pondered whether you (or your beloved) would need a hypoallergenic ring and band, don't fret! Let us guide you through all you need to know about hypoallergenic wedding rings and bands.
Do I need a hypoallergenic band?
The short answer: most likely not! Perhaps all you need to do is to clean your ring. Bacteria, germs, and accumulation from cosmetics tend to live under the ring and cause rashes, dryness, itchiness, redness, and the like. For others, they might even develop an allergy to the soap they use, which gets caught under their ring and dries under the metal. All of these can result in wedding ring dermatitis, often known as wedding ring itch or rash.
However, around 15 per cent of individuals who wear jewellery typically experience metal allergies, which are brought on by autoimmune diseases that make an individual's body mistake certain metals for toxins. The skin then reacts to the metal in particular ways, such as discomfort, itching, rashes, blisters, swelling, and other symptoms, including depression, fatigue, and arthritis.
To determine whether the symptoms you acquire are brought on by a metal alloy allergy or perhaps another condition, we advise contacting a doctor or dermatologist should you experience any of these symptoms when wearing rings.
Which metals do I avoid in wedding bands if I have sensitive skin?
While there are many metals that can cause allergic reactions, the following are some common metals to avoid if you have sensitive skin:
Small amounts of lead are present in several metal alloys. For those with sensitivities, this can induce terrible congenital disabilities and severe reactions. Thus, skin reactions may occur even if your jewellery contains small amounts of lead.
Nickel is the metal that most frequently results in uncomfortable skin symptoms and allergic reactions. Since nickel reacts with perspiration or water to form a type of salt, it often triggers skin reactions.
Although copper is typically a hypoallergenic metal, it's also exceptionally soft and pliable, degrading with wear and tear. Due to this, some jewellers tend to add a small amount of nickel-metal alloy to copper jewellery to strengthen it. And as mentioned above, nickel can trigger allergic reactions even in minimal amounts.
Which safe metals do I choose for sensitive skin?
Some of the best hypoallergenic ring metals to consider are:
Platinum is a beautiful, secure, and solid option for a wedding band if you have extremely sensitive skin. As platinum rings are durable and hypoallergenic, this only means that you can pass them down through several generations!
At Love & Co., shop our LVC Purete wedding band collection for an exclusive array of naturally white platinum wedding bands! Our LVC Purete collection is hypoallergenic and hand-finished with excellent craftsmanship, making it perfect for individuals with sensitive skin. With LVC Purete, celebrate your purest and rarest love with timeless, distinctive ring styles that masterfully blend simplicity and sophistication. That said, here are a few popular wedding bands from our LVC Purete collection you can consider getting:
- For her
The intertwining of bands in the LVC Purete Bliss Wedding Band in Platinum creates a distinctive cross and symbolises the union of two souls on this special day. Ideal for those seeking a classic wedding band with a sophisticated twist, it is finished with a leaning row of dazzling diamonds. Commemorate your everlasting love with the one and only sturdy LVC Purete Bliss Wedding Band!
The LVC Purete Diamond Wedding Band with Pave Settings in Platinum is crafted with an infinite row of brilliant diamonds to symbolise your endless, purest love. It is perfect for pairing with various kinds of outfits and styles thanks to its elegant and chic look. Honour your eternal love on this momentous day with this diamond wedding band, made to endure a lifetime.
The LVC Purete Eternity Wedding Band with Diamonds in Platinum features a curving row of sparkling diamonds to express your unwavering love for your beloved. Made of platinum, this durable wedding band signifies your exceptional, purest love that lasts a lifetime. With our LVC Purete Eternity Wedding Band, step into the next stage of your romantic adventure!
- For him
Designed by intertwining bands to create a distinctive cross-like shape, the LVC Purete Intertwined Wedding Band in Glossy Finish in Platinum signifies the union of two lives. With a single inner diamond, it serves as a special reminder that you are his one true love in this lifetime.
Where small beads of metal are utilised to create borders and are always connected with unique embellishments, the LVC Purete Wedding Band with Milgrain Design in Platinum proudly displays the precise design and skilled craftsmanship that it takes to achieve the popular look for wedding bands.
Designed for the modern man, the LVC Purete Classic Wedding Band with Layered Matte Finish in Platinum has a glossy finish with a touch of matte for a unique and distinctive look. Artfully combining simplicity and sophistication, you can count on this men’s wedding band to bring on a timeless ring style!
Whoever said those with sensitive skin can’t enjoy beautifully-crafted wedding jewellery in Singapore? With many hypoallergenic options to choose from, everyone can celebrate their never-ending love story with Love & Co.’s platinum rings symbolising the purest and rarest love!
At Love & Co., it is our greatest honour to assist couples in discovering the perfect jewellery from our wedding jewellery collection in Singapore that matches their personalities and styles. For more hypoallergenic ring recommendations, don't forget to book an appointment with us!