Post # 1
We are so tired of our plain white gold bands, we haven’t even worn them in months! We thought that we could buy some inexpensive bands to play with (tungsten carbide, sterling silver, plated jewelry). Basically we want something different, no plain old matching bands for us anymore. We also want something that is hardy enough to hold up but not really expected to last forever (or even that long really, we aren’t sentimental).
I came upon this hammered copper band that I really thought DH would like. It suits him and I think copper is beautiful. I like the way it natually oxidizes and tarnishes over time. But as I was reading more about copper jewelry it started to seem that copper might be a little high maintenance for him, green fingers and all that, so it may not be a great idea.
If any of you guys or your SOs have experience with copper jewelry I’d really like to hear about it.
Post # 2
I had a copper ring once, it turned my finger green…. never again for me. I coated the inside with clear nail polish and that helped a little, but not enough for me to want to deal with it.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
Seconding pinkshoes – copper jewelry turns my skin green.
Post # 4
I’m not an expert, but I think copper is very soft. Like the other person said, it may turn green over time and will definietly make your fingers green. I used to wear a lot of cheap rings that probably had copper in them, and they started getting green.
Rose gold might be a good alternative. I’m sure a jeweler could try to match a coppery color, or they can use a copper-based metal that’s stronger.
Post # 5
Yea that is what I was afraid of. I know I read about it turning skin green and while there is always finger nail polish and jewelry wax that is something I know he is not going to want to deal with. Now me, I would probably put in the effort to keep it clean and waxed if I liked the ring well enough, but that’s not his style.
Post # 6
I have a piece of jewelry- a bracelet I LOVED- that turned my wrist green in that way. For awhile I was coating the inside with nail polish and this helped…for a VERY short period of time. I was having to do this what felt like constantly and eventually I started avoiding wearing the piece to avoid to aggravation of recoating it. I would say don’t waste your money.