The best hypoallergenic metals are gold, silver, and platinum. But a common budget-friendly alternative is gold-plated jewelry, a non-precious piece coated with real gold.
But don’t stock up just yet.
That’s because gold plate can actually beworse than the other types of jewelry you just read about.
You see, the legal amount of gold in gold-plated jewelry is only 0.5 microns—1/200th the thickness of a sheet of printer paper.
In the absolute best-case scenario, gold plating will wear away in two years. And that leaves you with the who-knows-what metal underneath.
If you buy a nickel ring, you’ll know the risks and wear it cautiously. But a gold-plated ring can leech the same metals and hide in plain sight for years.
How to find hypoallergenic, budget-friendly jewelry
So, what’s a smart jewelry buyer to do?
It’s easy to paint a picture of doom and gloom, but in truth, there’s a simple solution that lets you wear hypoallergenic gold and silver jewelry without a four-figure price tag.
That solution is gold vermeil—pure sterling silver covered in a thick layer of 10- or 14-karat gold.
Gold vermeil has been used as the “gold” of choice for centuries, from some of England’s crown jewels to today’s Olympic gold medals.
The reason is simple. Gold vermeil is made entirely of precious metals, and the gold layer is at least five times thicker than that of gold-plated pieces.
The result? A beautiful, hypoallergenic piece that will last for years to come.
If you have sensitive skin, you know you must be pickier with your jewelry.
Some types of metals can cause serious discomfort.
But if you’re like most women with sensitive skin (or most women in general), you don’t have the budget to replace every piece you own with solid gold.
That’s why gold vermeil jewelry, like what we have here at Blush and Bar, is a perfect choice.
It’s durable, hypoallergenic, and comes with Blush and Bar’s lifetime warranty, so you know your piece will always look great.
It’s safe, hypoallergenic jewelry made with precious metals—but without the price tag.
THE BLUSH AND BAR PROMISE
Skip the markup
Most retail stores charge 8 to 10 times the actual cost while Blush and Bar sells directly to you. No stores, cashiers, or middlemen means more savings in your pocket.
No Green Guarantee
Never worry about your jewelry turning green 18K Gold Vermeil assures your jewelry lasts. For a piece to be considered Vermeil, the Gold must be a minimum of 10k and 1.5 microns. We use 18k Gold layered on 925 Sterling Silver.
Our team handles everything from stone setting to polishing the finished product.We’re proud to make jewelry you can afford to enjoy wearing.