(Closed) Question for all the rose gold bees!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
Member
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery

HRRF:  This may sound like ao odd question…but are you anemic?  Gold leaves faint black marks on the skin if you are anemic.  This doesn’t happen to all with anemia, but it does happen to some.  I have a rose gold ring, and I was anemic for a time.  My ring did not leave marks on me.  However, a corworker of mine is anemic and her wedding rings leave faint grayish marks on her.  Just a thought.  Good luck to you!

Post # 19
Hostess
9766 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

rosegoldgirl:  You are right on the money!

HRRF:  “If gold in excess of 14 karats causes black or dark green marks on the skin, there is only one reason: an iron deficiency. If a person has an iron deficiency, the hemoglobin in the blood is less able to carry oxygen. Iron is not all that dissimilar from gold, chemically speaking. If a person with an iron deficiency wears gold consistently, a black or dark green mark will form over the area where the gold touches the skin. The process by which this happens is not fully explained, but it’s theorized that the hemoglobin in the blood migrates toward the gold, causing bursting of minor blood vessels in the affected skin, creating a black or dark green bruise-like color.<br /><br />Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4578623_does-gold-turn-skin-black.html

Post # 21
Hostess
9766 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

HRRF:  No problem and thanks!! 🙂

Post # 22
Member
38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Late to the game- but I totally have this happen to my fingers too with my e-ring. I’ve only had it happen twice though- both times I went to the hospital with my Fiance (he went through some crazy health problems earlier this year right after we got engaged) so I researched and found out that sometimes stress triggers a reaction. Weirdest thing ever and not totally sure if I believe it, but the only times my finger has turned a little black/gray is when I’m insanely stressed out. Is your ring still doing this to your fingers?

Post # 23
Member
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

This is happening to a close friend of mine. She has 14k white gold and has to get it re-dipped once a month. We were at brunch and she took it off to show me – she rubbed the ring across the top of her hand and it left a charcoal-like mark. She’s updating to platinum since she has very reactive skin. You may have to upgrade the gold in the setting, too.

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