White Gold Piercing Jewellery has a unique silvery white colour that is created by adding alloys to the gold. The unusual colour of white gold was created to mimic platinum. Platinum is a rare and precious metal that is worth more than gold so white gold is a cheaper alternative that gives a similar aesthetic.
Ensuring you get the right piercing jewellery for you is important, especially because white gold piercing studs are investment pieces. Many people enjoy a white gold piercing in different locations such as the ear, lip, navel, and nose. This gorgeous piercing jewellery is suitable for so many once their piercing has healed. If you can wear materials such as surgical steel, then you will likely be able to enjoy white gold jewellery. The benefit of gold jewellery compared to surgical steel is that it is biocompatible meaning it is less likely to become tarnished with extended wear. White gold is a durable piercing material thanks to the combination of metal alloys and pure gold. The unique bright colour has remained popular and is sometimes considered even more timeless than yellow gold jewellery.
One of the most popular types of white gold jewellery that we stock is white gold hoops. Usually in the form of hinged segment rings, these piercing hoops are easy to use and can be worn in various locations, including ear cartilage and nose. The easy hinged segment opens and clips shut, making it quick and simple to change your piercing jewellery without needing tools or the help of a piercer.
Here are some of the styles of white gold piercing jewellery you could try:
For people with metal sensitivities, you may prefer our 14k and 18k gold jewellery collections. The colour of white gold is often created using alloys such as nickel which some people are sensitive to.
Is white gold ok for newly pierced ears?
White gold is usually not recommended for newly pierced ears. White gold usually contains nickel which can irritate new piercings. However, once your pierced ears have fully healed it is ok to wear white gold as long as you have no known allergies to nickel.
Does white gold irritate piercings?
White gold can irritate piercings if they are fresh or if you have a nickel allergy. Look out for signs of redness, swelling or itchiness in your healed piercing as these are indicative of an allergic reaction to your jewellery. It is best not to wear white gold jewellery at all in new piercings as its metal alloys can irritate the skin.
Understanding the composition of your jewellery will help you to ensure you get the right material for your skin. The lower the karat, the more alloys are in your jewellery. There are pros and cons to both types. The more pure gold you have in your jewellery, the less likely it will irritate your skin. However, this will make the surface softer and more prone to becoming scratched. This is why it is recommended that you wait until your piercing has healed before trying gold jewellery. These minute surface scratches can trap debris, making it harder to fully clean your jewellery.
Is white gold good for piercings?
White gold looks good in piercings and is great to use once your piercing has healed. Unlike gold jewellery, white gold piercings do contain nickel so consider this factor when choosing the right piercing jewellery for you.
Is white gold better than titanium for piercings?
Titanium piercing jewellery is durable, biocompatible and hypoallergenic making it the perfect starter jewellery and long-term-wear jewellery. However, gold jewellery has a long and rich history and a timeless aesthetic. Once your piercing has healed, you can change to white gold jewellery if you prefer the aesthetic of white gold compared to titanium.
We will always recommend getting pierced with titanium but also love the special significance of wearing your first gold jewellery. Purchasing one or several pieces of white gold piercing earrings to add to your collection will give you some classic staples to wear. Whether you have multiple piercings or want to showcase one, the gift of gold jewellery is truly distinct.
Is white gold bad for sensitive skin?
If you have sensitive skin then white gold is a bad choice of piercing jewellery for you as it contains nickel. However, you are likely to be able to wear 14k gold and titanium unless your metal allergies are very severe as these materials contain less alloyed metals. 14k gold and titanium are biocompatible hypoallergenic materials that can be worn in fresh piercings.
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