(Closed) Allergic to my engagement ring :(

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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732 posts
Busy bee

Surely he will understand. An easier way you can break the news to him is by saying “I think I might be allergic to the metal in my band” instead of “I’m allergic to my engagement ring”. You can easily change out the band to something hypoallergenic. I think palladium is good for people who have allergy issues with white/yellow gold.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Yikes! I know how that feels because I am allergic to nickel! I can’t wear any gold under 14k! I’d be surprised if a 4ct diamond ring was set in anything less than 14k gold, so you may be even more sensitive than I am!

I say just bring it up with him, obviously you can’t keep wearing the ring that way and a nice diamond like that should be set in to something you can wear properly! I agree with the PP who said you should phrase it as “allergic to the metal” rather than “allergic to my ring”. I’m sure he’ll understand and it probably will not be too expensive to get a new setting!

Post # 5
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Helper bee

he won’t be hurt. i’m sure he’d rather see you wearing it every day! my mum is allergic to hers so she never wears it – it’s so sad 🙁

being allergic has nothing to do with how expensive it is, so i’m sure he won’t mind if you change it to a metal that’s better for your skin!

Post # 6
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842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You’re probably allergic to nickel, but it’s suprising that you’re having an issue with white because that’s usually rhodium plated.  Are you positive the ring is gold and not silver?  I have a nickel allergy and a lot of silver and yellow gold bothers me, but never white gold.  You could also take it to a jeweler and see about having it plated in rhodium if it’s not already. 

Post # 7
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1348 posts
Bumble bee

Yeah, you’re probably allergic to the nickel… white gold has more nickel than yellow gold, I’m sure he’d rather have you get a ring that doesn’t irritate you. You may have to go with palladium or platinum.

Post # 8
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483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

One of my girlfriends had this problem with her white gold wedding band.  Having it dipped solved her problem.

Post # 9
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1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would just tell him, you want to wear your ring and Im sure he will understand. Right now he spent $$$ on a wear you can’t wear…that’s way more of a waste then changing the band and being able to enjoy it!

Post # 10
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1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You have over a year to your wedding and unless you plan on wearring only a band the rest of your life to wear this ring. Dont suffer through it. You should get it addressed ASAP. If anythign he might be shocked you didnt tell him in December. 

Post # 11
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Have you tried clear nailpolish? Coat your ring with it. That may be a good solution if you change the ring.

Post # 12
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331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

aww that really sucks! you should really change the setting i bet he would be more hurt if you didnt tell him that you’re allergic to something in the band. He should understand, best of luck !

Post # 14
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314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Oh! He is a sweetheart! I am allergic to palladium (go figure, the hypoallergenic one!) so I feel your pain. My husband knows I am allergic to the world, so he offered to go with palladium (saves us $$ down the road with dipping the white gold, and he figured I couldn’t possibly be allergic to something hypoallergenic!).

 

I am glad everything worked out great and you are going to get a band you can wear with no issues!! Goodluck!!!

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