Despite being pretty to look at and typically associated with high quality, sterling silver should never go in your freshly pierced nose – or any other new body piercing. Sterling silver nose rings should be considered “special occasion” jewelry, and only worn in fully established piercings for short duration.
Here are few of the top reasons why sterling silver should never be worn in your unhealed nose piercing:
Three low maintenance white colored metals that you can wear once your nose piercing is healed are platinum, palladium, or a high-karat white gold - all three are excellent alternatives to silver. Nickel-sensitive people will need to seek out a nickel-free white gold alloy, such as palladium-white gold, because traditional white gold alloys use nickel to make the gold white.
I personally use platinum and palladium in my piercings, and I love how low maintenance both metals are – neither metal will turn colors in your piercing, they rarely need polished to stay shiny and bright, and both platinum and palladium are naturally white precious metals suitable for most people with metal sensitivities.