How to choose diamond earrings
To make it stronger, jewelers usually mix in nickel to make it stronger and to reduce the cost. 18K, for example, is 75% pure and is considered a higher quality metal to the more common 14k. It is the nickel and other alloys used, that people can be allergic to. If the wearer prefers yellow gold, but sometimes has allergic reactions, then the best course of action is to move to higher karat jewelry. White gold is a great alternative due to the fact it is plated in rhodium, a cousin of platinum, to give it the shiny silvery appearance.White gold, for example was introduced as an affordable alternative to platinum and was primarily marketed at a younger generation when its popularity began to take hold.Unfortunately, some people do suffer from allergies and can have their choices in metal influenced by their skins reaction. People are rarely allergic to the actual precious metal as most of the metals are hypoallergenic and the skin does not react to them. It is usually the alloys used to reduce the karat purity of the metal and to make it stronger. Gold for example is far too soft for everyday jewelry use in its 24K form.