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Hypoallergenic Wedding Bands

If you have a metal allergy, you still have plenty of awesome options for hypoallergenic wedding bands that are far from boring. There are a handful of metals that are non-irritants AND other unique, alternative materials used to make rings that won’t cause a skin irritation.

If you have a metal allergy, you still have plenty of awesome options for hypoallergenic wedding bands that are far from boring. There are a handful of metals that are non-irritants AND other unique, alternative materials used to make rings that won’t cause a skin irritation:

  1. Titanium
  2. Platinum
  3. Tungsten
  4. Black Zirconium
  5. Ceramic
  6. Elysium
  7. Silicone

Keep reading to learn more about the pros and cons of each of these options AND to see some ring design inspiration.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you are highly sensitive to nickel, meteorite has a very low percentage of nickel in its composition and may cause skin irritation.

What Ring Metals Are Hypoallergenic?

Titanium and platinum are 100% hypoallergenic ring metals. Both metals are similar in appearance, but very different in composition and cost. Titanium is a low-cost, lightweight, alternative metal. Platinum comes at a premium price and is considered a precious metal.

Titanium vs. Platinum Wedding Bands

Deciding between a titanium wedding band or platinum wedding band is totally personal preference. If you’re looking for rarer, heirloom quality jewelry, opt for platinum. If staying budget-friendly is top priority, titanium is the way to go. Best of all, many ring designs can be crafted in either titanium and platinum, so if you find a unique titanium ring, it’s likely it can be made in platinum (and vice versa).

Is Tungsten a Hypoallergenic Ring Metal?

Not all of it! It depends on its composition as tungsten used for jewelry is usually an alloy (mixed with other metals). If tungsten is mixed with cobalt, it’s not hypoallergenic; cobalt causes skin irritation for some individuals.

Nickel-bound tungsten carbide is 100% hypoallergenic. That seems unlikely because nickel is the usual suspect metal allergen, but because the tungsten is bound to the nickel, it prevents it from being an irritant. Because science.

Jewelry by Johan’s handcrafted tungsten men’s wedding bands are hypoallergenic. Here are some of our favorite tungsten ring designs.

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