Can I switch Earring Hooks/Studs?
Yes, we offer a range of alternative earring findings for sensitive, or un-pierced ears.
All our Leather & Plant Based earrings styles come with gold plated brass hooks or studs as standard, but if you can't wear these we have precious metal & clip-on options, which can be fitted instead.
Customers with stretched ears can opt for Leverback Hooks or Sleeper Hoops to hold earring securely on.
Please select your preferred style from the drop down menu and add to your basket.
This may cause a delay of a few days on your order, as we don't always keep these in stock.
Is Nickel present in hooks, chains & and findings?
Not a quick & easy answer, so please do read on...
All my Leather & Plant Based designs are made with gold-plated base metal (brass) findings as standard, although I also offer Sterling Silver, 9ct Gold, and Gold plated Sterling Silver alternatives, which can be added to your order.
My supplier states that there will be trace elements of Nickel in the Brass base metal, but at levels that conform to regulations. There are Nickel traces in nearly every metal, but it has to be under a certain amount to meet regulations.
The same can also apply to Sterling Silver. Sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver alloyed with copper to make it more durable for wear. In some cases of sterling silver, a small percentage of other metals may be in the mix so traces of nickel may be present.
As for gold-plated sterling silver , this generally has to be first plated with a thin layer of copper (which may contain a certain amount of nickel) to allow the gold plating to adhere better.
18 and 24 carat gold do not contain any nickel, so can safely be worn by even the most sensitive of ears, but 9 carat gold can contain traces of nickel.
I only keep 9ct gold hooks & studs in stock, as most of my customers with sensitive ears are happy with these, and obviously 18ct or 24ct will be significantly more expensive, but I can order them in specially if desired. Please contact me to arrange if needed.