When starting my jewelry business, it was important for my jewelry to be beautiful AND AFFORDABLE! So, instead of using precious metals such as silver and gold, I researched other wire options to find one that was beautiful, durable and colorfast. I first tried raw metals such as copper and brass -- but they tarnished WAY too quickly. I then moved on to coated wire and tried the wire from a bunch of different companies -- testing for quality, wire hardness, durability and colorfastness. The non-tarnish coated copper core wire from Parawire became a clear winner! (I am not affiliated with Parawire in any way.) This wire met all my expectations and then some!
100% Hypoallergenic Niobium Wire
Niobium has got to be my favorite metal -- not only because of its cool name, but also because it is element #41 on the periodic table! That means unlike silver or gold, Niobium is not mixed with ANY OTHER METAL -- it's ALL Niobium! This is why it's the best metal to use for sensitive skin. It is colored by 'painting' the metal with electricity and the voltage amount controls the color.