Post # 1
So, I bought my husband a sterling silver ring with black diamonds in it to use as his wedding band. Everything was all fine and dandy until he accidentally forgot to take it off when we went into a hot tub on our honeymoon. The ring turned completely black and we went to a silver shop to get it cleaned up. It cleaned up fine but ever since the incident, my husband gets a HUGE rash on his finger and now he refuses to wear his ring.
Now, I’m stupid when it comes to metals. I have a white gold ring and obviously I know that I have to get it re-dipped to maintain the color but basically I’m just wondering if you can do that with sterling silver. We both have coverage for ring fixes but I don’t even know if you can do that with sterling silver… Can you?
This is his ring, btw.
Post # 3
Sorry that happened! That’s really sketchy! I’ve always worn sterling silver rings and jewellery in pools when I was younger, and nothing ever happened to the metal. I had rings I didn’t take off for years and years as a teenager, and they never turned colours when exposed to chlorine, or cleanign products, or anything… so I think you should take it back to the store and say, what kind fo quality metal is this??? :/
Post # 4
Did they maybe rhodium plate the silver?
Post # 5
@MrsSnowMountain: I’ve heard of some silver tarnishing with chlorine which is what I’m sure has happened. my silver jewelry tarnishes even just from everyday wear. I think it may have done some minor damage or something even though it was all buffed and polished away but it’s so weird. Maybe it’s because of the cleaner that was used to fix it but I would rather have it re-dipped or something. I just wasn’t sure if they re-dip rings that are silver. They said it was just silver but I guess it doesn’t hurt to ask again.
@Westwood: I’m not sure. =/ They didn’t say anything about it being rhodium plated but I’ll double check when I go back in there. It just sucks because the closest store is 45 minutes away and I hardly go to that area.
Post # 6
Try silver polishing creme. Very cheap at walmart or kmart. Good luck.
Post # 7
I just want to share the story of a coworker here as it may really have nothing to do with the work done to polish it up…
She was married for over 20 years and wore the same silver ring every day. One day she woke up and her finger was swollen around it and had to tear it off. She tried to wear it again the next day but broke out in an allergic reaction all over again. It had nothing to do with the ring at all, she just suddenly became allergic to the silver ring.
Post # 8
@Sandeek: The ring is back to normal (as least in terms of looks.) I just wasn’t sure if the silver underneath was giving him an issue. I could always pick that up for the future though, so thank you! 🙂
@WeddingBells2014: That would suck if that was the issue since it happened only a month after wearing it daily lol. I wonder if we can exchange the ring… =/