If you are looking for a budget-friendly option to pure gold jewelry, buy gold plated jewelry. This type of gold jewelry is created through a process where a layer of gold is chemically or electrically bonded to a metal or metal alloy generally, yellow gold is plated on top of cheaper metal such as brass and copper. However, if you have sensitive skin or suffer from metal allergy, it is always best to choose a hypoallergenic metal base. These include —
#1: Sterling Silver
Silver is a hypoallergenic metal. Sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% of other metals, typically copper which is also safe for allergy sufferers because of its pure element.
#2: Stainless Steel
The stainless steel used for making jewelry is often called medical or surgical steel. This type of metal base does not react to the skin, is resistant to corrosives, and does not rust over time.
Titanium alloys are inert and do not tend to change color or cause outbreaks when they are used as a base for gold plated jewelry. Also, the absence of cobalt or nickel in them makes them a great base option for those with sensitive skin.
Buying gold plated jewelry with a hypoallergenic metal base can prevent metal allergy conditions like eczema, skin hives, redness, or itching and help keep your sensitive skin safe, healthy, and happy.