Do Wedding Rings Contain Nickel

By Kim •  Updated: 10/16/21 •  3 min read

The question that keeps coming up in our lives and in the lives of those we know is “do wedding rings contain nickel?” This article will answer this question, so that you may be better informed when making your decision about whether or not to get a wedding ring.

What is Nickel?

Nickel is a naturally occurring element that has been mined for centuries. The modern use of nickel can be traced back to 1828 when Friedrich Wöhler discovered it while experimenting with substances at the University of Munich. Wöhler was able to form new compounds from an existing compound which made him an instant celebrity in the scientific community.

Nickel is not something that’s harmful or toxic to your body. Most people don’t realize this because of all of the information they’ve been given by others and because of the propaganda spread by a few conspiracy theorists.

In fact, one study showed that only 0.5% of nickel is absorbed into your bloodstream when you wear it on your finger. This means that you will have a very small chance of developing any sort of health problems from wearing a wedding ring.

So now that you know what nickel is, let’s discuss what it is not. Nickel is not a toxic element and it’s not something that you should be afraid of. You will find that there are two different types of wedding rings, without nickel or containing nickel.

Let’s take a look at both of these options and see which one might be the best for you.

The wedding ring without nickel

So what does a wedding ring without nickel actually look like? The best way to describe this type of wedding ring is to think about the idea of silver bands. When you get married, many people think that they should go out and buy themselves a pair of silver bands to wear on their finger.

In fact, if you go to your local jewelry store, they will probably have many different types of silver bands available for sale. This is where most people make their mistake because they assume that silver rings are just as safe as gold rings.

Well, this isn’t true at all because most people don’t realize that when they wear a silver ring on their finger, they are actually wearing a non-toxic material called “nickel-free” silver

The wedding ring contains nickel

The wedding ring that contains nickel is actually not all that different from the one without nickel. The only difference is that the ring does contain nickel. So what exactly does this mean? The only real difference between the two rings is that the one with nickel contains it in its alloy of metals.

We hope this article has helped you to understand more about whether or not wedding rings contain nickel.It’s all based on an individual’s sensitivity, it depends on what you choose for your wedding ring. If you have an allergy to nickel then don’t use nickel for your wedding ring.

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Kim

Right off we have to say that Kim loves weddings! Kim is a writer and editor who focuses on various aspects of how to make your wedding both unique and special. She loves dogs and is the pet parent of a Miniature Schnauzer named Finley. Together, Kim and her dog enjoy hiking across the countryside of the Sangre de Cristo range in New Mexico. She especially loves the area around Red River, which is referred to as the Enchanted Circle. When she’s home, Kim is excited to try redecorating her home, binge watching Netflix (Romcoms, of course), baking, and spending time with friends.