Why is niobium so wonderful?
Firstly, niobium is a naturally occurring metal. Secondly, it is hypoallergenic--which means that people who cannot wear most earrings can safely wear them--and is even used in select laboratory and surgical applications. Thirdly, the natural color of raw niobium is a dark matte slate-gray that visually compliments most color palettes. In my shop, for instance, I pair niobium ear wires with plain sterling silver (argentium or non-argentium) wire, as sterling silver itself develops a natural patina over time--and the gray metal contrast between sterling silver and niobium is, in my opinion, fairly subtle and unique.
|Niobium (left) vs. silver-plated (right) ear wires--|
these hypoallergenic niobium ear wires are
Lastly, I've received extremely positive feedback regarding niobium ear wires from customers, family members, and from my own experience wearing them. Give them a try--they'll certainly keep your ears pretty and pain-free. Also, they're easy to clean. To clean raw, non-anodized niobium ear wires, use household hydrogen peroxide. I highly recommend niobium ear wires for those who cannot wear sterling silver or even titanium earrings.
Please check back here in mid-October, or instead go straight to my shop, for some new niobium designs. If you have a custom order request, please contact me to see if a pair (or two) can be made especially for you.