No, no, no.
Not talking about being in denial and wanting to be twenty-one forever oukay.
It’s about my current ear-rings favourite.
Well, I was just over at Beaty’s and she was talking about how her skin is sensitive to metals other than gold when wearing ear-rings. Even the usual 925 silver jewelry could give her rashes. But I’m not surprise. Will elaborate on this later at the end of this entry.
Now, Selamanya 21 or by the exact brand name, Forever 21…. is actually my current favourite brand when comes to daily wear ear-rings. Most of you ladies would have known this brand so well, right?
I love wearing ear-rings cos I feel a pair of ear-rings works like a pair of eye-brows. They define my look. But, I dislike wearing gold albeit knowing it’s the only metal I know tolerates well with my skin, just like most people. I feel its’ color is too flashy for daily wear.
So for years, I left behind all my gold jewelries (tokens from mom, MIL and aunties) in the trinket box, not wanting to wear any except my three precious rings. Too flashy konon kan.
Until one day, 7 years ago, I stumbled on a pair of faux pearl ear-rings crowned on a silver bezel setting. The towkeh said it was Sterling Silver. And it was cheap. Barely 10 bucks. I bought and wore it for almost 2 years until one of the pair got lost. I still keep the other pair by the way. Best thing was, it didn’t harm my skin.
I went to the same shop to find the exact same pair but I was disheartened. The shop was not even there anymore. And so, I began hunting for cheap, sterling silver, bezel setting stud pearl ear-ring but futile effort.
Two years later, when doing Christmas shopping in KL… I saw them! Like many of them! Although not entirely looking the exact same ear-ring, at least I found something in replacement for the lost one. And like I said, they come in MANY!
They are 6 in 1 packaging and comes in different designs; pearl, diamond-like, black diamond-like and just metal stud. All at the price of RM20!
What I like most about this ear-rings, besides being cheap and all… it doesn’t irritate the skin around my ear. Also, it has this rubber stopper (besides the metal stopper) that I love so much cos I can wear the ear-rings with just the rubber stopper and not worrying about any irritating metal contact to my skin.
But, my supply of Forever21’s stud pearl ear-rings have run out of stock. You know lah, cheap kan. So it came off easily and chances of loosing one or both pair is so high that I have only one pair of pearl studs left.
So, my point is…if you are like me; Only-Gold-Suits-Me but prefer jewelry that is more subtle to the eye as well as affordable…go look for this ear-rings at Forever21. If by chance, you are in KL now and will be back to KK soon…help me buy a dozen of them! Ha, kidding.
Now, this is something I read and worth sharing…
Many people are allergic to silver jewelries because they are not usually pure silver. Standard metal used for silver jewelries are consist of the silver metal itself and copper. So, some people may get allergy to silver jewelry due to the existence of copper. Same goes to white gold. Nickel is some time added as element in white gold but nickel is toxic. So when people complaint that they get allergy reaction to white gold, it probably due to the nickel compound in it.
Why do most people tolerate gold better?
Gold is a transition metal which means it can be combined with other metals to form a new metal i.e. gold + silver = white gold. Among all the transition metals, gold is one of the least reactive element. Or in my own words, gold is a good-hearted metal. Tidak pandai cari gaduh sama orang lain. That is why most people can get along well with gold in its purest state.
That is probably why we keep hearing old folks say,“Pakai amas original, baru tidak kena gatal-gatal”.
PS: Hop over to my Cerita Kuku to check out me and friends’ Friday Fingers.
Till next post!