Updated: Jun 30, 2021
There are many different alloys used in modern jewelry making.
The type of jewelry you can wear is not just determined by your wallet but also by the way your body reacts to and tolerates exposure to metals
If you have noticed that you have an itch that persists with drying and reddening of your skin where your jewelry touches it, you are probably sensitive to the alloy in the metal. This can prompt skin irritation if your skin is sensitive to (usually) nickel or (sometimes) copper.