Anyone else's skin react negatively to gold?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I react the same way to any gold that’s not 24k. Your gold was probably 14 or 18k. If you have your heart set on gold, then try getting 24k (it’s hard to find and way more expensive becuse it’s more pure.) Or go with something hypoallergenic like platinum or palladium. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I used to wear yello gold all the time, and then one day I suddenly started having reactions to it. It started turning my skin black. Luckily, I don’t have the same reaction to white gold. I stopped wearing yellow gold and had the one piece I really wanted to keep plated.

Post # 7
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929 posts
Busy bee

I haven’t worn yellow gold since I was about 8. I had yellow gold earrings in and my ears swelled up, and then the skin on the back of my ears started to grow over the butterfly clip on the back of the stud earrings. It went unnoticed for months and I had to sit there while my mum scrapped the skin that had grown over the earrings off with a pin, to get the earrings out. I pretty sure that would make me allaregic right? 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I react negatively to gold even if it’s 24 K. I have a pair of beautiful 24K yellow gold earrings that I got as a HS grad gift, and I can’t even wear them 🙁  They are just sitting in the box… It really sucks because I am a flute player and my dream instrument is a rose gold plated flute. Similar to this one – http://www.kesslermusic.com/html/flutes/sf79bof/fluteangle.jpg

 

I would not be able to wear gold alloys either even if I wasn’t reacting to gold, because of the copper content.

 

Luckily FH knew this before he bought a ring.

Post # 9
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2214 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Gold earrings make my ears red and sore, they always have. Necklaces and rings don’t really bother me though, although I usually don’t wear gold jewelry and if I do, it’s not for very long.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I developed a metal allergy like this overnight and I became incredibly allergic to nickel, but only in my ears. It was one of those things that I had worn generic earrings for years with no problem and then one day my body was like, “Nope, you’ve had enough of this now.” and everything went to hell.

Sorry to hear about your ring issues… I agree a 24k gold would probably be a bad idea for a ring, gold is a soft metal as it is and making it even more pure is just going to allow it to get dinged & broken.

Hopefully your goldsmith can come up with a solution.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Eight6Eleven:  Oooh :(((  That is worse than not being able to wear them! I’m going to keep the gold earrings, of course, and give them to a future daughter. They’re quite pretty – 2mm hoops with pave diamonds.

I accidentally tossed a pair of lovely Moissy earrings a couple of years ago. They got caught up in my own laundry and the machine didn’t cough them up. Luckily I found a similar pair on MoCo so I’m happy now 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Gold makes my skin turn black or green sometimes. I always used to think that meant it was fake or cheap jewelry, but I know this stuff is real gold, lol. I’m super allergic to nickel too so I guess my skin is just picky!

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