There are four different metals that are usually suggested for sensitive ears. Sterling Silver, 14k Gold, Titanium and Platinum. The most common candidate to cause an allergic reaction is nickel. By avoiding nickel, your sensitive ears should stay allergy free. Always check what earrings are made of before purchase. At Astrid and Miyu, we are dedicated to making sure all our jewelry is nickel free, therefore should cause no reaction.
Technically you can sleep in any earrings, though some of them won’t be comfortable. Plated earrings will also rub away the more you wear them, so we would suggest keeping them in an airtight bag or box that you received them in to keep them in the best possible condition.
Different shapes and sizes suit different face shapes, so it is best to experiment and find out what you like. Check out Astrid & Miyu’s face shape guide to help get you started!
It all comes down to personal preference and style! At Astrid and Miyu, we say the more the better, so stack away! Create earring combinations no one else has!
Yes, you can wear Sterling Silver earrings in the shower. However, water does cause silver to oxidize (darken) more quickly.
Constellation earrings are a cluster of earrings, either on your lobes or cartilage, that are placed around the same way stars and planets appear in the night sky. Style with our star and moon charm earrings from our mystic dreams collection for an out of the world look.
Pain is all dependant on the person and their pain threshold. Some people think that a rook piercing (anti helix of the ear) is the most painful, while others aren't phased by it at all. Speak with your local piercer about what you’re looking for and how you usually react to pain and they will be able to give you a better understanding of the ear piercing process.
For the helix piercing, which is located on the upper cartilage of your ear, both a stud and hoop can be used to pierce with. We would advise to pierce with a stud initially as this can cause less irritation than a hoop, as a hoop can catch on things and rotate. Top tip! Studs usually allow for a piercing to heal quicker!