Post # 1
My Bf has the ring that we bought a few months ago, we didnt want to spend a ton right away so the ring that we got is a silver ring. Well this month I started beauty school and will be getting my hands wet all the time, I ‘m nervous that the ring will turn my finger green if I get it wet. Has this happen to you? The point of waiting this long for a ring is to wear it all the time but if I cant do that because of it turnung green I will be heart broken. The seller said that the ring is plated but I shouldn’t shower with it on.
Any help that you can give would be great! Should we look for another ring or will I be ok?
Post # 3
@soontobesmith87: What is it plated with? Is it sterling silver? Before I got engaged, I had a sterling silver claddaugh ring that I wore 24/7 for nearly 5 years. I never ever took it off – it was on my hands in water, dish detergent, chlorinated pools, etc.
Now it was pretty banged up by the time I stopped wearing it, and the shank had thinned considerably, but it never turned by finger any color at all. I don’t believe silver ever should.
Post # 4
I’ve been wearing silver rings for years, and I’ve never had a problem wearing them on a daily basis (aside from them being a bit easier to ding if you smack them on something). They definitely shouldn’t turn your finger green.
Post # 5
@BotticelliLove: It might depend on the plating, though. I’ve never had a silver ring that’s been plated with anything.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
@soontobesmith87: I had a silver promise ring from my now-FI and wore it pretty continuously for a little under 2 years. I had to polish it every month or so and it is seriously scratched and dinged, but it certainly never discoloured my fingers.
Post # 7
You should be fine, but I would make sure to wear gloves when using hair color 🙂
Post # 8
This is what the seller told me “Hi, this ring is not solid silver but silver and copper alloy with a silver plating. I had it coated with a protection layer to make it stay for longer time. Please don’t wear it to shower or wash. Thank you!”
So my guess is that I cant wear it because it would tarnish and look like crap with all the water I will be putting my hands in day to day.
Post # 9
@soontobesmith87: If that’s what the seller said then yes, it’ll probably get damaged from tons of soap and water on a regular basis.
Post # 10
Yeah, that is not a long term ring.
If you are ok going with sterling silver I seriously recommend Berricle.com.
Post # 11
@soontobesmith87: it will def turn green. You need a solid .925 silver ring. Theyre faicry cheap so you may want to return the plated ring
Post # 12
Thank you so much ladies! I really do like the look of silver and now that I know that I need a solid silver ring, it will make looking for a new ring eaiser. I dont know what I would do without you!
Post # 13
To the OP: I’m glad your reconsidering and going with .925. I’ve had many types of silver rings over the years and have been able to consistently wear a Tiffany silver promise ring without an issue. But any experiences I’ve had with silver+copper rings have been bad, bc not only do they tarnish and turn green but no matter what you do–after years of polishing the metal begins to breakdown and the composition changes. You don’t want to deal with that.