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Why have my best earrings started to make my ears sore
My hubby bought me a pair of white gold diamond stud earrings after my son was born 5 years ago. I wore them all the time and they were fine. After about four years they started to make my ears around the holes itch and go red and sore. I took them to the jewellers who recoated the posts. After a couple of wears the same thing happened so I have had to stop wearing them. I am gutted as they were a gift for having my son and were not cheap. Does anyone know why they might have been fine for so long and now unwearable? Is there anything I can do? We can't afford to buy anything else like that. Many thanks
Exact same thing here. I was given white gold diamond studs after having my ds in 2005. Wore them everyday for years until they started to hurt. I've put mine away in a box, but wish I knew what to do.
So can anything be done to adapt my diamond studs so I can wear them? The article talks about replacing the posts with wood or plastic but this would look odd wouldn't it. I hate the thought of the diamonds going to waste, they cost my hubby a fortune! I can't risk buying more expensive earrings in case the same thing happens again.
You used to be able to buy a clear liquid to paint on them( I got mine from a chemist ),but I cant remember what is called. Ask somebody in a big boots store. I have in the past put clear nail varnish on cheap earings so that I can wear them as otherwise i react badly but you probably would not want to do that to more expensive ones.
Thanks everyone. It sounds like the clear nail varnish on posts works but wouldn't I have to paint the part that actually holds the diamond too, sorry not sure of proper name but like the claw bit on a ring?
Ok I think I will give it a go. I take it it's ok/safe to put nail varnish inside the pierced hole bit? I seem to remember my mum used to use something specially made for this purpose, not sure if it's still available?
Wow, Dexter! You are wonderful!! I went out at the weekend and bought a pair of simple silver studs (long story involving DD's friend, ears and Nina B jewellery) and - Success! I've worn the studs for 2 days problem free. Thank you so much for the information - it's nickel-free for me from now on
Jester, the Nina B ones are, so I was told by the John Lewis partner, sterling, although they're not labelled as such. Laws governing labelling of jewellery are a bit odd - you don't have to label or hallmark if the item is below a certain weight, which these are (v simple studs) I've tried some hypoallergenic ones but started to feel a bit dodgy. On closer inspection a bit of the coating is scratched so prob won't wear those again. Good independent jewellers can fix earrings, but it doesn't come cheap. Be prepared to spend the money but if they're worth it, they're worth it. There's a brilliant guy in Uxbridge, if you're not too far away...