What Does Lead-and-Nickel-Free Jewelry Mean?
The basic logic behind lead-and-nickel-free jewelry is the acknowledgement that skin is porous. Because skin is porous, it’s also absorbent, which means that what’s on your skin counts. When skin becomes cracked and brittle in dry air, you put lotion on to make it smooth, right? The same thing happens with jewelry. Accessories that contain lead and nickel are harmful because of the toxins absorbed into the body. While your kidneys are able to filter out small amounts, over time constant exposure creates buildup that can poison the body.
On a more immediate note, jewelry containing nickel can provoke or develop an allergic reaction in the wearer, including rashes and irritation of the skin. For cancer patients whose skin is extra sensitive to begin with, this can be uncomfortable as well as harmful.
You may be wondering - if nickel is so bad for you, then why do jewelry manufacturers continue to use it? Well, lead and nickel are cheap. In today’s consumerist society where people are forever wanting more, quality often takes a backseat to cost. However, at Headcovers we cut the traditional retail markups to offer you wholesale prices so that you can protect the skin you’re in while looking fabulous.
Find a Pair of Earrings to Flatter Your Face
Just like choosing a wig or hat is based on the geometry of your face, finding flattering earrings is all about achieving balanced proportions. Generally speaking, the shape to aim for is oval - so if you have a round face, a pair of long earrings with strong vertical lines will elongate. For square faces, we recommend dangly ovular earrings, and for rectangular shapes we like short, round styles to draw attention upwards, to your eyes.
For a comprehensive guide on selecting earrings to compliment your charming visage, see How to Select Earrings for Your Face Shape. If you need to go back to square one, we can help you determine what shape you’re working with here.
Classic Styles to Last a Lifetime
One of the best things about earrings is that when you invest in quality materials they’ll remain relevant throughout the decades, regardless of the trends that come and go. If you’re hoping to buy a pair that will stand the test of time, stick to neutral metals in simple silhouettes, such as the Black Druzy Quartz Stud Earrings or the Rose Gold Plated Surgical Steel Earrings. Versatile in day-to-day life, you can buy these styles guilt-free knowing that you won’t need to replace them for years to come.
Trendy Earrings for a Fashion Forward Wardrobe
While classics remain relevant for a reason, we can’t deny the magnetic appeal of fashion-forward silhouettes that embrace of-the-moment trends. If you love the energy of fast fashion but want to avoid the toxic materials commonly used, we’ve got you covered. Lucite is currently all the rage - check out our Confetti Lucite Hoops and Tortoise Shell Ovals with Drop Beads for rich hues in that sought-after matte finish. For the bohemian babe, try the Gold Plated Crystal Earrings with Drop Chains or the Boho Yarn Hoop Earrings for a shabby-chic aesthetic. If you’re looking for something cutting-edge, go art-deco - the Rectangle with Drop Crystal Earrings or Gold Winking Face Stud Earrings will secure your spot as trend-setter on-the-brink.