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Metal Sensitivity - Titanium vs. Niobium


#1

Thanks Ray and others who emailed with this suggestion Re:
jumpringer. I’ll try this, maybe even toothpicks for the tiniest
rings?

the next question: Can someone tell me the difference between
titanium and niobium as far a metal sensitivity? I have a customer
who has found that she can wear titanium without skin reaction, and I
was wondering if the same would hold true with niobium. I know of a
source where I can buy niobium earwires, but can’t seem to find a
source for titanium. (Google comes up with finished jewelry sources,
but no findings sources.) Any suggestions or on thes two
products would be appreciated.

Bev Ludlow


#2

Hi Bev, Niobium is actually more inert then titanium. She should have
no trouble with either. We have both metals in earwires and titanium
in fusion posts. Look here -

Thank you, Bill, Deborah, Michele & Sarah
Reactive Metals Studio, Inc.


#3

I know that body jewelry is often made with niobium to get all the
interesting colours as well as titanium. Personally I have been
wearing a couple niobium rings continuously for years with no issues.

-Zoe