I also have metal allergies, and was told at one time that it was
probably the nickel content in the various metals. Hypoallergenic
"surgical steel" is the worst of all, however; I can’t explain that
one. I have found that wearing only gold or, in my case, 14k gold
filled, solves the problem. I cannot wear silver at all, whether
sterling or not. Since I am now making my jewelry 14k gold filled
wire is a good looking, inexpensive alternative to solid gold wire.
dzines by donna (San Francisco)