Rio Grande, Nickel Alloys and You

More and more jewelry makers are asking about the nickel content in the findings and fabrication metals offered by Rio Grande. This is understandable because a significant number of people have allergic reactions to nickel and because the European Union has strict rules regarding the permissible level of nickel content in jewelry alloys. In this paper, Kevin Whitmore discusses the issue.

Last edited: 11/20/2018
More and more jewelry makers are asking about the nickel content in the findings and fabrication metals offered by Rio Grande. This is understandable because a significant number of people have allergic reactions to nickel and because the European Union has strict rules regarding the permissible level of nickel content in jewelry alloys. In this paper, Kevin Whitmore discusses the issue and provides clear direction about which products offered by Rio contain nickel, which do not and which comply with EU regulation EN1811-2011.