When talking about jewellery and skin allergies there are several reasons that could be the cause and it is a more common occurrence that you would think.
Firstly it may be the alloys in the metal, for example, in 18 carat white gold there is 75 percent fine gold and can then be alloyed with copper, silver, zinc, nickel or palladium. At Nordhoff Jewellery Couture we are pleased to be nickel free as it is know to cause skin irritations.