Best Hypoallergenic Metals for Your Dream Jewelry


Whether you are looking for a stunning statement piece or an everyday piece of jewelry, having that perfect piece to pull together an outfit is an essential part of getting out of the house.

However, not everyone can wear every type of jewellery. It should therefore come as no surprise that many leading jewellers are choosing to create stunning pieces that are hypoallergenic.

What Exactly Does Hypoallergenic Mean?

Hypoallergenic is a term that we see mainly in the home and beauty industries. The word hypoallergenic essentially means that the item is made or created with a material that does not lead to an allergic reaction.

In the jewelry business, hypoallergenic jewelry generally means jewelry made without nickel. However, it is not a medical term, and in the jewelry, it means the metal contains only trace amounts of nickel, or none.

Nickel is a white metal used to strengthen and add colour to many common alloys used in jewelry. It is found in bracelets, necklaces, rings and practically any other piece of jewelry. However, although it is an excellent material to add strength, around 15 percent of the population is allergic to this common metal. Allergic reactions can range from rashes to more severe blistering or other skin irritation. Thus, many brands are looking to branch out and

Many top hypoallergenic jewelry brands will either advertise as either nickel-free or hypoallergenic; both terms are generally used interchangeably in the jewelry niche. Generally, if you see a hypoallergenic piece of jewelry, you can feel comfortable knowing it has, at most, trace amounts of nickel.

Why Buy Hypoallergenic Jewelry?

Buying proper hypoallergenic jewelry is an excellent idea for those looking to pass jewelry down or want to share pieces with their group of friends or family. As around 15 percent of the population has a nickel allergy, finding that perfect hypoallergenic piece is a fantastic way to broaden the value of your piece.

However, you have to be a little careful when buying hypoallergenic jewelry. To be fully hypoallergenic, the piece cannot contain nickel. So, that might seem simple, but not every jeweller is upfront and honest. Many companies in the industry list their items as hypoallergenic, but they still contain traces of nickel.

Although you might see these pieces advertised, you have to know the source and trust the seller. Here at Black Line Studio, we take due care and attention to ensure our hypoallergenic pieces are made with hypoallergenic jewelry materials. So, whether you are looking for a great new ring, bracelet, or necklace, you can be assured that it is genuinely free of nickel when you buy Black Line hypoallergenic jewelry.

Top Picks for the Best Hypoallergenic Metals on the Market


gold We have many gold options. Our 6.5mm Diamond Eternity Ring is a popular choice designed by the fabulous Maria Tash. The clicker ring is a great subtle piece that can bring an entire outfit together.



titanium Our titanium jewelry hypoallergenic options allow our pieces to truly sparkle. One of our favourite pieces in the last couple of months is our Svetlana Threadless Pin With a choice of size and Swarovski crystals, this titanium piece will genuinely sparkle.



Our bioplast options provide you with a durable and gorgeous option for our rings and earrings. Whether you are looking for an everyday piece or want something for a special occasion, we have many great options for you!

Surgical Steel

Something about a surgical steel piece makes it the perfect body jewelry or earring material. We have many options, but one of our favourites is our butterfly stone naval ring. It comes in Persian blue, cyan, mustard, and blue and white and can genuinely be an excellent piece for any season.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the best hypoallergenic jewelry?

We might be slightly biased, but we believe that Black Line Studio provides the best hypoallergenic jewelry on the market. Not only do we take the time to ensure that all of our hypoallergenic pieces are truly hypoallergenic, but we also have some gorgeous pieces. From rings to bracelets and even body jewelry, we are sure you will find a great piece that will match your style with ease.

  • What jewelry material is best for sensitive skin?

There are a few materials that are great for sensitive skin; we would suggest that you look for materials and pieces that are hypoallergenic. Other than that, some of the more popular options for sensitive skin include 14k or 18k yellow, rose and white gold, titanium and bioplasts.

We hear the question, “is bronze jewelry hypoallergenic” a lot in our shop. The simple answer is no. Bronze is a known material that can cause skin allergies and is usually alloyed with copper, zinc, or nickel. Thus, we cannot suggest this material for sensitive skin.

  • What metal material is hypoallergenic?

There is no best metal for hypoallergenic jewelry, but there are some great options in terms of materials. To be genuinely hypoallergenic, the piece of jewelry cannot have any nickel, even trace amounts. So, the most popular options include pieces of jewelry made with gold, titanium, and bioplasts. Some popular options that are not hypoallergenic include sterling silver, bronze, copper, and most costume jewelry.

Hypoallergenic jewelry is not just a fad or marketing ploy for the team at Black Line Studio. We spend the time and energy to ensure that our pieces are genuinely hypoallergenic, and we love providing these pieces to the masses.

Whether you are looking for a great statement piece or want something for everyday wear, Black Line Studio has your ideal piece in stock. We are constantly expanding our online store and bringing in exciting new pieces.

If you are looking for that perfect hypoallergenic piece, now is the time to head into the store or our online shop and find that ideal piece from Black Line Studio.