14k Gold Earrings

There are so many beautiful designs and styles of earrings available on the market. Unfortunately, many of us are not able to wear most of them because they are not 14k gold earrings. The reason behind the requirement for 14k gold earrings is not jewelry snobbery or pickiness. Many of the metals used to make earrings can really irritate some peopleís ears, causing inflammation and possibly infection.

I am someone who likes change, and I would love to have a large selection of jewelry, but I have to make sure that 14k gold earrings are the only kind of earrings I put into my ears. If I donít, I wind up with discolored and swollen earlobes. If I wear metals other than 14k gold earrings for an extended period of time, I find that I canít wear earrings at all. The general discomfort usually takes about two hours, and then I know I have to put my 14k gold earrings back on or else I will be in trouble.

I have also owned earrings that were higher than the 14k gold earrings in gold concentration. The problem with these earrings is that they bend easily. I have lost many pairs of earrings that were 18k and higher. I find that the 14k gold earrings are the most reliable and the most comfortable for me to wear.

When I buy a pair of 14k gold earrings, I also invest in stainless steel earring backs as well. Even thought 14k gold earrings are less likely to bend than gold earrings with a higher concentration of the soft metal, the backs of the 14k gold earrings are still quite soft. I immediately exchange the 14k gold earring backs for the strong stainless steel backings. When it comes to 14k gold earrings, it is better to be safe than sorry. Losing any earring can be very irritating, but losing a valuable 14k gold earring can be costly.

The only regret that I have about the 14k gold earrings is that I do not have as much selection when it comes to this kind of jewelry. Earrings that are plated in gold are not always kind to my ears and I am very limited in the earrings that I can wear. I often look at the jewelry in stores and in catalogues and I find so many that I would love to wear, but if they are not 14k gold earrings, I just donít bother.

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