Chainmaille frame niobium earrings with rice-shaped shell beads. These beads are opaque, but with a nice reflective quality, suspended from different angles for a dimensional look. Each bead is 1/2 inch long. These earrings are 1-5/8 inches long (4 cm).
Niobium metal is naturally nickel-free. Many metals that are commonly used in jewelry are alloys, which often include nickel. Nickel makes soft metals harder, and its shiny silver color is attractive. Even a trace amount of nickel can be enough to cause a rash in someone who is sensitized to it. But Niobium is classified as commercially pure (min. 99.95%) - It simply doesn't need other metals to stiffen it. There are no “mystery metals” here – you will know exactly what is in your jewelry.
The earrings in these photos are the same ones that you will receive. Your earrings will arrive in a simple gift box, or if you prefer a satin pouch, just ask me. Plastic earring stoppers are included. I make each item by my own hand, using only nickel-free materials. I create all findings, fixtures, and earwires from raw materials so that I can guarantee what metals you will wear against your skin.
Your jewelry should never cause you pain, or irritate your skin. If you continue to irritate your nickel allergy, your allergic reactions will become more severe over time. Nickel allergies can appear at any age and last a lifetime, so everyone can benefit from choosing nickel-free jewelry. I make each item by hand, with care, using entirely nickel-free materials. If you have additional questions for me, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for supporting handmade art.