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Post by Thelma on Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:59 am

I can only wear silver or gold earrings or I get an itchy-as-hell allergic reaction. I've got some nice dangly earrings and want to put them on silver bits to go through my ears, but I don't know what they're called! They're the loopy bits, not posts. Could someone point me in the right direction so I can get some and wear more of my earrings?

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Post by mamichuli on Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:17 am

I think what you want are hook earwires?
This page seems to carry them
http://www.firemountaingems.com/earring_findings.asp?navsrc=2

HTH

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Post by tortoise on Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:20 am

just paint all the bits that go through your ears with clear nail varnish Smile xx

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Post by buddabun on Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:33 am

Sometimes called fish hook ear wires

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Post by Thelma on Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:18 am

tortoise wrote:just paint all the bits that go through your ears with clear nail varnish Smile xx

Does that really work? I'm sure I've got some nail varnish to do that with... but if it doesn't work my ears are manky for a few days Sad

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Post by Thelma on Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:23 am

Thanks I've ordered some ear wires Smile

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Post by tortoise on Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:35 am

Thelma wrote:
tortoise wrote:just paint all the bits that go through your ears with clear nail varnish Smile xx

Does that really work? I'm sure I've got some nail varnish to do that with... but if it doesn't work my ears are manky for a few days Sad

It works for me. I generously coat everything and let them dry completely x

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Post by Suzie and her Girls on Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:50 am

Hmmmm, I'm half tempted to try the nail varnish on my wedding ring. It's white gold but everytime I wear it it makes my finger sore in a band the whole way round Sad

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Post by Julie84 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:11 am

I cant tolerate gold or silver either Suzie. The best earrings I ever had were some cheapo plastic ones from Woolies (about 20 years ago Embarassed ) that I didn't get any reaction from at all.

I haven't worn any earrings for about a year now because my ears hurt so much (and smell funny when they react - yuck!)

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Post by Suzie and her Girls on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:22 am

Julie84 wrote:I cant tolerate gold or silver either Suzie. The best earrings I ever had were some cheapo plastic ones from Woolies (about 20 years ago Embarassed ) that I didn't get any reaction from at all.

I haven't worn any earrings for about a year now because my ears hurt so much (and smell funny when they react - yuck!)

Glad it's not just me! People look at me weird when I say i'm allergic to gold! They don't think it's possible! I'm allergic to most things on my skin though. I wonder if I'd be allergic to platinum? I really would like to wear one ring on my wedding finger. I wore jewellery out last night for the first time in years and took it off after half hour as it was irritating me so much.

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Post by Thelma on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:29 am

I think it depends on the carat of the gold tbh. If you've got a higher carat then there's less "other stuff" mixed in. You might be ok with 18c but not 9, for example.

Rhodium plating might do the trick with your ring, Suzie. Perhaps have a chat with a jeweller?

I googled nail varnish, and apparently it needs reapplying every couple of wears.


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Post by Suzie and her Girls on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:31 am

Thelma wrote:I think it depends on the carat of the gold tbh. If you've got a higher carat then there's less "other stuff" mixed in. You might be ok with 18c but not 9, for example.

Rhodium plating might do the trick with your ring, Suzie. Perhaps have a chat with a jeweller?

I googled nail varnish, and apparently it needs reapplying every couple of wears.


Thanks. Tbh the ring is only good for sentimental value as it was a 40 argos one (budget wedding) Smile maybe I'll get Hubby to get me an eternity ring one day instead and I can go and hassle some jewellers into helping me find one that doesn't bother me.

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Post by Thelma on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:33 am

That sounds like an EXCELLENT plan flower

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Post by babyroo on Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:31 am

I'm the same as Thelma, going to try the nail varnish tip. Thanks .

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