Are Niobium Earrings Hypoallergenic?

Are Niobium Earrings Hypoallergenic?

By Jacqueline Burke

Are Niobium Earrings Hypoallergenic?

There is one thing you can be certain of here at Tini Lux: we are devoted to making jewelry that is gorgeous, high-quality, and most importantly, HYPOALLERGENIC! So how do we make America’s favorite jewelry to sleep in? It’s no secret — we only use metals that are safe for the human body. Today we’re going to talk about one of these metals: Niobium.

What is Niobium?

If you’re new to the world of hypoallergenic jewelry, you’re probably wondering what exactly niobium is. Niobium is a lustrous metal that is lightweight, highly resistant to corrosion, and hard. Niobium is also known to be hypoallergenic as it does not cause a reaction when in contact with the human body. These properties are what make niobium incredibly useful for both medical implants and jewelry, and are why it is one of our favorite hypoallergenic metals for sensitive ears.

What Metals are Hypoallergenic?

When you get a piercing, your piercer will likely start you off with a stud made of titanium or niobium. This is because these materials are hypoallergenic and will not cause any issues with your ear piercing or interfere with the healing process. Our team recently went to get new ear piercings and it was still advised that we only wear titanium stud earrings or niobium stud earrings, even after the recommended healing time. Luckily, that wasn't an issue for us since all Tini Lux jewelry is made only with pure titanium or niobium. In addition to being hypoallergenic, niobium is also strong and shiny. While there are a few other metals that are also considered bio-compatible, the unique strength and luster of niobium makes it an ideal choice for earrings.

Why is Niobium used for Jewelry?

Niobium is a strong and shiny metal, and can be anodized to take on an iridescent sheen. And, because niobium (like titanium) is a bio-compatible metal, it is able to exist in harmony with the human body without causing irritation or breaking down. Even the most sensitive of ears will be able to wear niobium earrings without pain or itching, so it is a good option for children and adults alike. If you're on the search for niobium earrings for sensitive ears, we offer a wide variety of options that are perfect for everyday wear. 


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