14K white gold engagement ring causing skin discoloration. Help!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My skin does that as well. Gold is alloyed with other metals, like copper, that oxidize on some people’s skin and make it look grey/green. I had mine plated with rhodium which is considered inert and the problem was solved. You can also have it plated with platinum. 

Post # 4
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 1999

My skin does this with yellow and rose gold. It’s a pretty common issue.  It seems exacerbated when I wear lotion. 

Post # 5
1728 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Mine does it too, but only right before that time of the month. It really worried me the first time it happened. I looked it up and precious metals can cause reactions in the akin, just like base metals can.

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