A thing or two about jewel materials

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Jewelry gifted by Hopea-Puro

Who else admits to buying jewelry, which you know you are allergic to? Especially if they are on sale and you can’t resist their sparkle.

Guilty as charged! But allergy is so annoying, that buying those jewels is useless.

Luckily there are jewels, that don’t cause allergies.

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Did you know, that you can be allergic to jewels, that are supposed to be nickel-free?

It doesn’t necessarily mean that the jewels are bad or contain a lot of nickel. It’s possible your allergy is so severe, that even though the item would be according to EU regulations nickel-free, even the faintest amount of nickel causes allergy. So, ‘nickel-free’ can be misleading if your nickel-allergy is really severe.

Hygiene is also important when wearing jewels. Your ear piercings can get infected, if your hands or jewels are dirty. So always keep your hands and jewels clean!

Also: sometimes wearing too heavy or too tight earrings might cause you discomfort, that you might mistake for allergy.

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Allergy & jewelry materials

Silver is a good and long-lasting material,  but you can also be allergic to it.

Silver-plated jewels are usually made from brass. Brass or bronze aren’t suitable for you, if your skin’s pH-level is significantly acidic. It’s not that common though. Then the jewel might tarnish easily and it might give off green color on your skin.

Stainless steel AKA surgical steel is completely allergy-free. The same mix is used in hospital gear and in piercings.

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When choosing the material for your jewels, you need to think about how often you are gonna wear it.

If you want a jewel, that you’re  gonna wear day-to-day, you should choose a  long-lasting material. Those are gold, silver and steel. Silver-plated jewels are more affordable than silver jewels, but silver platings wear off from chemicals and sweating – so they might be a good choice for a party for example.

Steel is a long-lasting and care-free option –  sauna or perfume won’t affect it.

I can use silver jewels without problems, but silver-plated jewels only for a short amount of time. Steel doesn’t cause me any allergies obviously, so I like that there is an affordable option for jewels, that are still long-lasting and beautiful.

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Discount & giveaway for my Finnish readers:

You can get -30% with code CHAR30 on  Hopea-Puro’s selection (except Lotta and Hetta jewels). The code is valid until 4.6.18.

You can participate in a giveaway, where you can win a pair of ‘Ystävyys’ silver earrings (the ones I’m wearing in the first pictures) by commenting this post. The only requirement is, that you are a reader of my blog through either Facebook, Instagram, Blogit.fi or Bloglovin. New readers are welcome as well! Just tell me in the comments, where is it you follow me. Remember to leave your email in the box designated for it, so I can reach out to you if you win. The giveaway ends 11.6.18.

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Unique rose jewellery (+giveaway!)

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eternity rose

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Collaboration with Eternity Rose

I love roses. Now that I think of it, they might just be my favorite flowers.

The color doesn’t really matter – I’ve gotten red, pink, orange and blue roses. I’ve even gotten glitter-covered roses. Give me a rose – any color – and I’ll happily take it. The only downside to a rose is, that it lives such a short life. It can barely last a week. Or am I just a bad florist? Okay, I already know the answer, because somehow we’ve come to the agreement, that my man handles all the plants in our home. I can’t be the only one, right? Anyway – I love roses, but I wish they would last for an eternity.

So you know I was excited, when a company called Eternity Rose contacted me and I got this beautiful pink rose jewellery set.

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Pink matching pendant and earring set – Leaf theme 24k gold

What’s unique about this jewellery is, that it’s made from real rose petals, which are glazed and gold-trimmed. The fact, that they contain real rose petals adds a nice little touch to already beautiful jewellery. I think this earring and pendant set was even more beautiful in person and I really like how graceful it looks.

I’ve always considered myself more of a silver-gal, but nowadays I’ve really enjoyed rose-gold and gold things. It’s always boring to limit yourself, so why not try new things, new colors – or new jewellery?

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Giveaway – win Eternity Rose jewellery

You can choose one piece of jewellery from Eternity Rose (either earrings or a pendant). You can choose the color and the style. You can participate by answering this question: what is your favorite flower? Make sure to also include in the comment your email address and the item you would like to win. Good luck to you all! Giveaway is open internationally till 30.4.18.

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