Although Nickel is a metal with many positives, such as being cheap and strong, the disadvantages and dangers out-weigh those positive factors.
The Allergy to Nickel
Approximately 10-20 percent of the population develops an allergy to Nickel after prolonged contact with the metal. The most common symptom is a local rash in the area of contact, and in more severe cases the allergies may spread to other parts of the body causing a lot of damage, which shows that while jewelry containing Nickel is leaning more towards the cheaper side, it is not worth the risks, especially that these risks are avoidable.
Nickel Free Jewelry
There are a great many options for Nickel-free jewelry, such as Sterling-925, nickel-free stainless steel, surgical-grade stainless steel, 18-karat yellow gold, and nickel-free yellow gold. A bigger price tag may be presented with Nickel-free jewelry, but the quality and the better, more comfortable, long term use makes them worth purchasing.