A Quick Guide to the Metals in Your Jewelry and Why it Matters

What Is Your Shop Simpli Jewelry Made Of?

Hypoallergenic 18k gold-plated metal chain

There’s nothing more disappointing than having a gorgeous piece of jewelry collect dust in the back of your jewelry box because you can not bear to put it on. Maybe it’s a pair of earrings that makes your ears feel like they’re going to fall off or a necklace that makes your neck turn green after 5 minutes of wear. 


If this sounds like you, you’re not alone! It can be tough to find affordable, beautiful jewelry without sacrificing quality.


Luckily, Shop Simpli has the answer to your problem. We offer a wide range of hypoallergenic, 18k gold-plated jewelry that will fill out your jewelry collection without hurting your pockets or your ears.


Keep reading to find out more.

18k gold-plated my everyday huggies

 Shop Simpli My Everyday Huggies can be worn all day every day without having to worry about itchy ears.


What is Hypoallergenic Jewelry? 


In most cases, ‘hypoallergenic’ refers to jewelry made from metals mixed as purely as possible to avoid causing an allergic reaction. Platinum, stainless steel, gold, and sterling silver are a few of the most prominent ones available.


It’s also important to note that while these metals reduce the chance of having an allergic reaction, everyone’s body chemistry is different. The best way to reduce the risk of having an allergic reaction to your jewelry is to test various metals on your skin and buy what works the best for you.

 18k Gold-Plated Baby Link Chain

 Our necklaces won’t turn your neck green or cause any irritation. 18k gold plating makes our Baby Link Chain feel like luxury without emptying your pockets. 


The Benefits of Shop Simpli Jewelry 


So, what makes our jewelry so special? 


For starters, our jewelry is free from metals like nickel, which is the most common metal allergy, and brass, the typical culprit for green-finger-syndrome. The metals used in our pieces are:


  • Sterling Silver: This metal is made of 92.5% silver (Blue Nile) and is usually mixed with copper. Sterling is the best option for making affordable, durable jewelry that is hypoallergenic.
  • Stainless Steel: A metal mixture made from iron, carbon, and chromium. While it is used for jewelry, it is also used in the medical and industrial fields because this stuff does not wear down! The rate of allergic reactions to stainless steel is so low that it is often used in new ear piercings. 
  • 18k Gold-Plated: One of the purest forms of gold available, 18k gold is 75% pure gold (Diamonds Pro). 18k gold will very rarely cause an allergic reaction. Typically gold that is filled is covered in 2-3 layers of gold with a metal alloy in the middle. Because of this, it makes a good alternative to solid gold but can still set you back a pretty penny. Since our gold is plated, meaning it is thinly layered over another metal, you still receive a high-quality yellow gold look with hypoallergenic qualities without having to break the bank.The gold will lose its luster over time if your piece is not taken care of properly, however, gold-plating is much more durable than cheaper alternatives.


Not only are these metals hypoallergenic, but they also create beautiful pieces that are built to last. You can wear your Shop Simpli jewelry all year with no angry skin or ugly tarnish that comes with cheap, off-brand jewelry. 

If you’re excited to get your collection started, click here to check out our shop, and make sure you follow us on instagram @shop.simpli for all of our latest updates and promotions!

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