Do your ears burn every time you wear your favorite earrings? It is possible that your ears may be allergic to the material in the ear hooks or studs. Many people think that "Nickel Free Material" is the least allergic option and just live with the discomfort, I am here to tell you that there are other options to consider!
One option is silver plating, while this is the cheapest option, it only provides a very thin layer of silver between your ear and the "nickel free" material underneath and does not always feel comfortable with sensitive ears. In addition, the plating can flake off over time, revealing the base material. The cost of this type of material is often slightly more than a nickel free option.
The other option is .925 Solid Sterling which is 92.5% solid sterling silver material. This is often considered the least allergic option for sensitive ears in a silver color. I can upgrade a pair of ear hooks to .925 Solid Sterling for $7.
At the end of the day, you should love your jewelry, not cringe whenever you need to put earrings on. Reach out to me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.