Many people discover that they have sensitive ears after piercing their ears to wear traditional earrings. Whether it be due to the metal sensitivity or irritation from the piercing, it can certainly make you not want to wear earrings anymore.
However, clip on earrings can be a great alternative for those who have sensitive ears that have experienced a metal allergic reaction. These clip on earrings are designed with a clip or a screw-back mechanism that attaches to the earlobe, eliminating the need for a piercing. This means that you can enjoy the beauty and style of earrings without the discomfort or irritation that can come with traditional pierced earrings. They also require less maintenance, as there's no need to worry about the healing process or infection after a reaction that can come with a new piercing.
Another option for people with sensitive ears is to pay attention to the metal composition of the earrings.
How to determine if you have a metal allergy
For your metal allergy, it is important to differentiate if you have the allergic reaction from previous metals with piercings or if you get a reaction with metal on other parts of your skin (eg. with rings, necklaces). Most commonly, people who experience an allergic reaction with metals from a previous piercing do not get the same issue with clip-on earrings despite being in contact with the metal. Since clip on earrings rest on the surface of the ear, many times people who experience sensitivity through a piercing hole don’t get the same reaction even to the same metals. However, if you have an allergic reaction to a certain type of metal, it would be best to avoid the metal altogether. If you are unsure, please consult a medical professional first.
What is hypoallergenic jewelry?
Hypoallergenic jewelry is made of metals that are less likely to cause an allergic reaction. Different metal allergies exist, but the most common one is a nickel allergy. A lot of metals used in jewelry are alloys, meaning they’re a mix of metals that are combined for extra strength. However, nickel is often added to these alloys to make them stronger, and unfortunately, it can cause an allergic skin reaction in about 15% of people.
When it comes to jewelry, it's usually considered hypoallergenic if it doesn't contain any nickel or if the amount of nickel is low enough that it won't cause a skin reaction. However, it's important to note that there are no hard and fast rules about what makes jewelry hypoallergenic, since it really depends on a person's specific type of allergy and how severe it is. However, all the clip on earrings at Aiori are nickel-free.
What other metals can cause metal allergies?
Well, while it is possible to have a reaction to other metals, it's not as common as it is with nickel. However, we do carry a variety of clip on earrings with different metal compositions that are hypoallergenic. You can also opt for sterling silver.
That being said, when we talk about hypoallergenic jewelry, we're specifically talking about jewelry that has low or no nickel content. So if you're someone who has a nickel allergy, you'll definitely want to keep an eye out for jewelry that's labeled as hypoallergenic or that doesn't contain any nickel.
Here are 5 best earrings for sensitive skin
Many of our clip on earrings are hypoallergenic. We’ve also included gold vermeil jewelry since our 18k gold plated clip on earrings has very little nickel and is one of the best gold options for sensitive skin. Here are more options for you to choose from:
Wood Beaded Clip On Earrings
Crafted from long-lasting copper alloy and wood beads, they stay securely in place with a high-quality padded closure, all while adding a sophisticated touch to your look without the need for additional piercings. Enjoy becoming the envy of all your peers!
Featuring our Wood Beaded Clip On Earrings
Twist Hoop Clip-On Earrings
Made from a golden copper alloy, each earring is fitted with a secure screwback clip-on closure.
Featuring our Twist Hoop Clip-On Earrings
Cassie Hoop Clip-On Earrings in Gold
Add a luxurious touch to any outfit with Cassie hoop clip-on earrings. Crafted from gold-tone metal alloy, these earrings feature resin closures guaranteeing a comfy fit for every ear size—no matter if your lobes are stretched, thick, small, or sensitive. Spice up your style with these stylish accessories!
Simple Huggie Clip-On Earrings in Silver
Featuring adjustable padding crafted – so you can find your perfect fit – it's the snuggliest way to sparkle. Plus, there's a golden version too!
Featuring our Simple Huggie Clip-On Earrings in Silver
Lune Pearl Clip-On Earrings in Silver
Feel like a movie star with these sparkly Lune Pearl Clip-On Earrings in Silver! Their Mosquito Coil Clip-Ons provide an adjustable and comfortable fit, ensuring they stay put until the end of the night. Put them on and slip into the spotlight! Featuring our Lune Pearl Clip-On Earrings in Silver
Overall, clip on earrings are a great solution for those with sensitive ears or who are unable to wear traditional pierced earrings. They come in a variety of styles and can be worn by anyone, making them a versatile and accessible option for anyone looking to add some sparkle and style to their ears.