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"I can only wear gold jewelry" – The… I can only wear gold jewelry, everything else breaks me out. " How many times did I hear the exact phrase from my mother when I was a child? Every time I would give her jewelry was her answer.Why does anything but gold break my mother out? Is that the statement even true? When I started designing jewelry over ten years ago, I decided to find out. I wanted to design jewelry for my mother that she could wear without fear of a breakout. Now I'll let in what I've discovered.My mother, like many people, develops contact dermatitis when her skin comes into contact with certain types of jewelry. Her dermatitis is the result of an allergic reaction to the nickel found in many types of jewelry. Nickel allergies are very common, in fact one in seven people is probably suffering from a nickel allergy. Often women tend to suffer from nickel allergies than men. Allergy treatment can help with the symptoms of a nickel allergy. Unfortunately, when allergy has developed, a person will remain sensitive to nickel for the rest of his life.Nickel is found in many types of costume jewelry, especially those that are mass-produced. It can also be found in other daily things like coins, zippers, glasses and mobile phones.So why is my mother allergic to nickel, maybe you ask. For some reason, whatever science still doesn't understand, her body has the wrong nickel (or similar metals as cobalt) as a threat. In response to this threat, her body causes an immune response (aka allergic reaction) to get rid of the threat. This reaction causes her to break out in itchy rash. But others may have a more serious reaction to nickel.Now that I knew what caused my mother's outbreak, I decided to find out which types of jewelry did not contain nickel.First I looked at it gold collected. Generally, yellow gold (over 14 carats) will not cause allergic reaction. But white gold can. White gold alloys contain nickel and other "white" metals to produce silver staining. One in nine people will react to nickel in white gold.Another form of gold jewelry is gold filled or "GF" jewelry. Gold-filled jewelry metal is created when a base metal is coated with a layer of gold. Gold-filled differs from gold-plated with the amount of gold applied. The layer used in gold-filled jewelry is usually 50 to 100 times thicker.