I'm wearing new freshwater pearl (possibly faux, don't care) stud earrings from Ebay. After a bit of self-reflection I realized that I like the way I look better in person and in pictures when I'm wearing earrings. Unfortunately, 90% of the earrings I own don't have sterling silver posts, so every time I wear them (brace yourself if you get grossed out easily) my ears bleed and then scab and I can't wear earrings again until they heal. I don't have a diagnosed metal allergy, but I think I can self-diagnose at this point lol. So, I'm trying to slowly build my earring collection with some earrings that at least have sterling silver posts so I don't have to be uncomfortable and bleed to look nice :) Next up, I'm thinking of buying some silver or gold knot earrings. However, before I buy any more earrings, I need to know - are 18k gold plating or silver plating enough, or does the entire post need to be gold or silver not to inflame a metal allergy? Thanks if you know!
Shirt: J. Crew Perfect Shirt (sold out in this color, but here)