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The #1 Cause of Skin Allergies in Jewelry

The #1 Cause of Skin Allergies in Jewelry: The Importance of Choosing High-Quality, Nickel-Free Options

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(Above: model wears the Deluxe Pendant Necklace in 14K Gold).

At Boma Jewelry Wholesale, we understand that the jewelry you offer your customers is more than just an accessory; it's a reflection of their style and personal health considerations. One of the most common concerns in the jewelry industry is skin allergies, predominantly caused by nickel—a metal frequently used in jewelry due to its strength and durability. However, its allergenic properties can lead to discomfort and health issues, which is why we emphasize the importance of choosing high-quality, nickel-free jewelry for your retail offerings.

Nickel Allergies: A Prevalent Issue

Nickel allergies affect a significant portion of the population, causing symptoms like itching, redness, and blistering where the metal contacts the skin. According to WebMd, nickel allergies may present itself between 12 to 48 hours from when you are in contact with nickel. This allergic reaction, known as nickel dermatitis, can severely limit the types of jewelry that a person can wear comfortably. As awareness grows, more consumers are seeking alternatives that won’t compromise their health.

Boma Jewelry Wholesale Nickel Free Jewelry

(Above: model wears the Chevron Ring in Sterling Silver).

Why Choose Nickel-Free Jewelry?

  1. Enhanced Customer Safety: By offering nickel-free jewelry, you ensure a safer shopping experience for your customers. This is particularly important for pieces that are worn frequently and in direct contact with the skin, such as earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.

  2. Increased Customer Satisfaction: When customers know that they can trust your products not to cause allergic reactions, their satisfaction and trust in your brand increase. This leads to repeat purchases and positive word-of-mouth, which are invaluable to business growth.

  3. Broader Market Appeal: With an increase in allergy awareness, the demand for hypoallergenic jewelry is rising. Stocking nickel-free items allows you to cater to a wider audience, including those with sensitive skin or existing nickel allergies.

Boma Jewelry Wholesale’s Commitment

At Boma Jewelry Wholesale, we are committed to sustainable and responsible sourcing, which includes ensuring that our jewelry is not only beautiful and durable but also health-conscious. Our products are crafted from high-quality, recycled sterling silver, and are guaranteed nickel-free, making them ideal for sensitive skin. We believe in transparency and trust, which is why we openly share our materials and processes with our retail partners.

Boma Jewelry Wholesale Sustainable Choice

The Sustainable Choice

Choosing Boma Jewelry Wholesale means opting for pieces that are not only safe and stylish but also environmentally responsible. We hold ourselves to rigorous standards to ensure that our jewelry is a force for good—for both the planet and the people who wear it. By partnering with us, you can confidently offer your customers products that align with both their health needs and ethical values.

Boma Jewelry Earrings Sterling Silver / Aventurine Treasured Bezel Stud Earrings

(Above: the model wears the Treasured Bezel Stud Earrings and Treasured Teardrop Pendant Necklace with Jade).

In conclusion, as the retail landscape becomes more conscientized towards health and sustainability, the demand for nickel-free jewelry is expected to grow. Boma Jewelry Wholesale is here to help you meet this demand with products that are as kind to the environment as they are to your customers’ skin. Choose quality, choose sustainability, choose Boma Jewelry Wholesale for your jewelry needs and join us in making a positive impact in the jewelry market. When customers ask, gladly let them know with confidence that the Boma Jewelry you're selling is safe for sensitive skin and nickel-free.

Suzanne Vetillart is a second generation owner of family-owned Boma Jewelry. Boma Jewelry was founded in Seattle in 1981. Learn more about story here.

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