Earrings for sensitive ears
& Nickel Free Earrings
Buy Hypoallergenic Earrings Online In Ireland
Welcome to Ear Sense! Although we specialise in hypoallergenic earrings so that those with sensitive ears can still enjoy class and couture, everyone with pierced ears is invited to browse our online earrings store.
Fun History of Earrings
Truth be told, whoever first decided to stick a piece of metal through their ears was both mad, and genius! Can you just imagine the reactions of the people around them?
In 1991, hikers discovered a mummified body frozen in the Italian Alps. Nicknamed Ötzi, the 5,300-year-old Iceman sported borehole earrings.
As far back as 3,000 B.C., people in the Middle East wore pierced earrings to reflect their religious, partisan, or ancestral identity.
From then, Ancient Egyptians from the 19th Dynasty (1,200 – 1,186 B.C.) wore earrings to draw attention to their wealth and social standing. By the time of the Ancient Roman and Greek Empires, plain earrings were reserved for slaves and prostitutes respectively, while those in higher echelons of society adorned their earring with pearls and gemstones.
Earrings and sailors are synonymous – they pierced their ears to symbolise circumnavigating the world, wore earrings in their left earlobe after surviving a shipwreck, and often wore gold earrings to pay for a proper funeral if shipwrecked!
What Are The Best Hypoallergenic Earrings?
Do your ears get inflamed or itchy when you wear some earrings? If so, you are probably allergic to them. This need not mean the end of expressing yourself with statement earrings – you can buy earrings online that are made especially for sensitive ears.
Allergic reactions happen when your immune system overreacts to a foreign substance that is normally harmless. These particles, called allergens, can be medicines, foods, or air particles, and some people develop a rash, called contact dermatitis, just by coming into contact with metals. Weirdly, you can develop an allergy at any age through repeated allergen exposure.
The most common metal offender is nickel, with 8% to 19% of adults in Europe being allergic or hypersensitive to it. While nickel is found in things such as coins and zips, nickel allergies are often associated with earrings.
Because there is no cure for a nickel allergy, nickel free earrings and jewellery are lifesavers for fashionistas who want to accessorise an outfit. Our wide range of earrings for sale online comes with a unique lifetime guarantee against earring sensitivity.
Buy Earrings Online That You’ll Wear Again and Again
If you are looking for hypoallergenic earrings for sensitive ears, Ear Sense has a huge selection of sizes, colours, and styles. What are you waiting for? Shop earrings online now!