May 2016

What Is Niobium? Hypoallergenic Metal Explained.

 

Niobium. What is it?

Sometimes, I'll be standing in our little pop up shop at a summer fair and someone will walk in and say "I have a bad metal allergy. What do you have that I can wear?" My first answer is almost always Niobium.

 

And then I get this look.

 

I get it. Niobium isn't something most folks have heard of or seen. Most people don't even think once, let alone twice about the jewelry they wear. They don't worry about what is in the metal that they are putting on their body.

Or if it is going to make them itchy.