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We Wore Tini Lux Jewelry 24/7 For Two Weeks — Here's What We Thought

hoop earrings of different sizes in water
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Tini Lux
July 19, 2023

Welcome to Skimm Tested, where we put products to the test and then give 'em a report card. (Check out all of our tried-and-tested faves here.)

The assignment…

See whether Tini Lux jewelry is actually waterproof, sweatproof, safe for sensitive skin, and comfy enough to wear for extended periods of time.

What we tested…

  • The Rooftop Hoops: 18-millimeter huggie infinity hoop earrings designed not to rub against your earlobe ($65)

  • The Livie Studs: 4-millimeter stud earrings that were made for healing sensitive ears and wearing while you sleep ($50)

  • The Aspen Ring: a chunky minimalist dome ring you can stack or wear alone ($50)

Code theskimm gets you 20% off sitewide through September 30, BTW.

Straight A’s in…

  • Comfort. The earrings and ring were so comfy, we barely noticed we were wearing them. Our favorite aspect was how lightweight they are, especially since other safe-for-sensitive-skin jewelry tends to be on the heavier side. The earrings didn’t weigh our ears down or stretch our lobes at all. Even our testers who can’t usually sleep with earrings didn’t have any complaints keeping these on overnight. If you’re not used to wearing chunky rings, the Aspen might take a little getting used to — but this one is much lighter than others we’ve tried. 

  • Durability. This jewelry held up no matter what we did. From showering to workouts, we regularly exposed it to wet and sweaty conditions, and there was no tarnishing whatsoever. Every piece looks the same as the day we got it. One tester even banged the ring on the kitchen counter and it didn’t get any scuffs or scratches.  

  • Style. If you love compliments, you’ll love these. Our friends, family, and coworkers all commented about how great our new jewelry looked. 

peg board visual with two different images of a woman posing wearing earrings, rings, bracelets, and a necklace
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Tini Lux

Plays well with…

  • All skin types — our testers’ skin ranged from slightly sensitive to can’t-do-anything-without-getting-red sensitive, and everyone raved about how comfortable it was. No allergic reactions here. 

  • The rest of your jewelry. We wore both the silver and gold pieces, and they felt right at home in single and mixed metal looks. Since they can share or take the spotlight, they make greateveryday staples. 

Gets extra credit for…

  • Prices that won’t drain the bank account. These pieces aren’t as expensive as many of their hypoallergenic competitors. Bonus: Orders over $75 ship free in the US.  

  • Easy returns. Plus a no-questions-asked, 1-year warranty in case you get jewelry with manufacturing defects. 

  • Always using pure, medical-grade metals. This is why Tini Lux’s jewelry looks shiny, beautiful, and new (read: not tarnished) — no matter how often it gets wet or how often you wear it. This is also why anyone with sensitive skin can wear it comfortably. The metals they use are biocompatible, meaning they can be placed in or on the human body without causing an allergic reaction. Some other brands say their jewelry is ‘hypoallergenic,’ but if they aren’t made with biocompatible metals, we’re not interested. 

  • Lab testing their products to ensure quality and safety for skin. They do not mess around when it comes to keeping things safe — and we appreciate that. 

  • Donating a portion of every sale to Initiative: Eau, an NGO dedicated to improving the safety and quality of drinking water services to developing urban areas. 

How we did our homework…

  • Four testers with a range of skin sensitivity wore one or more pieces for at least five days in a row — with two testers wearing them nonstop for over two weeks, even as they slept, showered, worked, and exercised. We took special note of how our skin looked and felt before and after our testing period, checking for rashes, inflammation, reactions, or discoloration the jewelry may have caused. Our most sensitive tester had a little redness on the first day, but it went away quickly. No testers experienced anything out of the ordinary, and there were no green stains at all. 


  • Tini Lux’s customer satisfaction rate for comfort is an impressive 99.5%.

  • Their blog, The Tini Edit, has tons of resources about healing sensitive ears. 

  • The Rooftop Huggies are $65, Livie Studs are $50, and the Aspen Ring is $50. Use code theskimm through September 30 for 20% off sitewide.

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