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39 Common Items that Contain Nickel

Nickel is everywhere, but now you can test for nickel before your skin does with Nickel Alert! Once nickel is detected, protect yourself withNickel Guard™

This is a comprehensive list of items that often contain nickel; but it is not exhaustive. Test the metal items with which you often come into contact.A positive test for nickel in an earring.

  • Belt buckles 
  • Bra hooks 
  • Bracelets 
  • Brass fixtures 
  • Cell phones 
  • Cello strings 
  • Cigarette lighters 
  • Coins 
  • Chrome fixtures 
  • Costume jewelry 
  • Dental devices
  • Earrings 
  • Eye glass frames 
  • Fasteners 
  • Gold-especially white and yellow 10k and 14k 
  • Guitar strings 
  • Hair pins 
  • Hand tools 
  • Hand bag clutches 
  • Heirloom jewelry 
  • "Hypoallergenic" jewelry 
  • Jean studs 
  • Keys 
  • Kitchen utensils 
  • Lipstick holders 
  • Metal buttons and snaps 
  • Metal items at work 
  • Musical instruments (keys, mouthpieces) 
  • Necklaces 
  • "Nickel-Free" jewelry 
  • Pens 
  • Pocket knives 
  • Powder compacts 
  • Razors 
  • Rings 
  • Scissors 
  • Suspender clips 
  • Tuners 
  • Watches and bands 
  • Zippers 

~Did you know?

Expensive white or yellow gold can contain enough nickel to cause sensitization when used in ear piercing.


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How to Measure Your Belt Size

Most of our belts are sized from the Buckle Fold to the Middle Hole. A 36” belt will have a middle hole at 36” and two holes on either side of the center spaced 1” apart each. A 36” belt can be worn as small as 34” and as big as 38”.

There are several options to determine your ideal belt size.

The ideal way is to measure your waist through your belt loops. This measurement is the size of belt you should purchase (i.e. if you have a 34” measurement, order a 34” belt).

How To Measure Your Belt Size

An alternative option is to measure your old belt from the  Buckle Fold to the Hole you use. If your belt measures 38” from buckle fold to the hole you use most; then order a 38” belt. This will give you a belt with 2 holes either side of the hole you use most.

If you still have questions, please call us!  704-947-1917


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