I've had pierced ears for many many years. Although I'm allergic to nickle, my ears were healed to the point where I was able to wear 14k gold or silver earrings (no gold plate). I've accumulated a nice collection of high quality native american silver jewelry. This past January I decided to get my ears re-pierced so the hole would be more centered on my ear lobe. Mistake! I can't get them to heal now. Today I went to the dermatologist (primarily for another issue) and asked him about my problem with ears. He told me I should get platinum or 24K gold earrings. 1st question: where to get at good price? 2nd question: anyone else had this problem? I'm hoping that someday my ears will be healed to the point where I can wear my silver earrings again (I also have some nice silver bracelets and this earring situation is making it harder for me to wear them). But in case they I can't ever wear silver earrings, has anyone had a jewler replace silver or gold wires with platinum or 24K gold? Any help would be appreciated.