Post # 1
Hey all! Long time lurker first time poster 🙂 Sorry in advance for the length.
The man and I have been looking at rings recently, and while I have my heart set on a rose gold piece from RosadosBox (I know a lot of you here have rings from her), I did notice the FAQ/Warning on their Love and Promise Jewelers website that indicates some women may react to the copper in the rose gold alloy, leaving green rings around their fingers.
I am highly allergic to many metals (I’ve only been okay with yellow gold in my ears, even gold coated will swell them up like balloons), and I know for a fact from the speed at which I tarnish all of my cheap jewellery that I have a rather acidic skin pH.
I am so worried that I will be the so-called “20%” who gets a green finger from rose gold, but it’s just so darn beautiful! We will probably be ordering the ring quite a few months before the proposal/engagement (I don’t want a long engagement for personal reasons, so I asked him to wait) so I won’t be wearing it regularly for a while to find out.
Any advice short of ordering a plain rose gold band and wearing it for a while to see? I’d really prefer not to have to spend money just to find out or not!
But my biggest question: any Bees ever had any problems with rose gold turning their finger green?
Post # 2
I have a rose gold ring and I haven’t had my finger turn green. I have only experienced that with a brass ring that my grandmother left to me. It is beautiful and sentimental, but the brass turns me green within minutes.
I used to work at a jewellery store and actually never saw/heard about any customers having their fingers turn green from rose gold either (although we only sold a small percentage of rose gold rings so it wasn’t a huge sample of the population.)
I am also the same as you where I can only wear gold earrings because other metals make my ears swell up, and my rose gold studs don’t bother my ears either.
Post # 3
miss0bee: I have a rose gold ring as well, and I have never had a reaction to it or any green color. I would think that this would only be a problem with plated metals or low grade gold? I am not that knowledgeable about golds, so I can only assume.
Post # 4
I have both a rose gold e-ring and actual copper jewelry, and I haven’t had problems with any of it. The only thing that turns my skin green is brass, or really really cheap plated stuff. I have some costume jewelry I really love, but I can’t wear for more than a few hours or I turn green.
Post # 5
miss0bee: I have a rose gold ring from RosadosBox and I’ve never had my finger turn green. My fingers turn green when I wear sterling silver though
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2014 - Presque Isle
My rose gold wedding bands haven’t turned my finger green. I’m allergic to yellow gold (weird right?) but have no reactions to anything else.
Post # 7
I LOVE rose gold so much! Like you, I am highly allergic to “cheap” metals. I wear plating off in a day, and wore the rhodium coating on white gold off within a month or two. Any plating or trace of cheap metal will blow my ears up. However, I have a rose gold RHR that I wear daily and have never had an issue with! Not sure how you can test it out beforehand, but good luck!
Post # 8
pinklove19: Did you react to rhodium? That is a very rare reaction if so! Rhodium is in the platinum family and considered a pure metal. But those with certain skin chemistry can certainly cause plating – especially thin plating – to wear off more quickly.
Post # 9
OP, I only have a couple rose gold items – just a 14k band and an 18k band. I have not had issues with either of them turning my finger green, even with 24/7 wear. I do have pretty sensitive skin and tend to react to “cheaper” metals and nickel so have to wear nickel free alloys. If you go for 18k gold, it will obviously have more gold versus copper than 14k, though won’t be as pink. Most rose gold alloys are just gold and copper, some have soem silver added (for workability, I think?).
Post # 10
miss0bee: I have no problems with my rose gold ring. It does not tarnish either. Rose gold is a combination of yellow gold and copper.
Post # 11
Rose gold is the only kind of gold I accept on my body. I don’t like white gold, and yellow looks to me like pee color. So I wore rose gold since I was a child and never had a problem. In fact, My Fiance gave me my first engagement ring in white gold and it turned yellow within 3 months, thus fueling my dislike of white gold even further. so I got rid of the white ring, removed the stone and reset it into rose gold setting. I’m also very allergic to crappy metals. I have to fool my ears by coating the studs in clear nail polish, this way i can wear cheap jewelry for a few hours without looking like an elephant. I never seen rose gold turn fingers green. It must be some other kind of metal.
Post # 12
miss0bee: Never had a problem with mine. If you’re super worried, order a inexpensive, plain band to test out. Better safe than sorry 🙂 (And good for stacking later, if you are not allergic)
Post # 13
Order a plain band to see, try and get it from the same jeweler if they use different %, and then use it as a wedding band later on. I’ve never heard of a rose gold reaction before!
Post # 14
I wear lots of rose gold and never had a problem. Do you have a friend with a rose gold ring you could boroww for a week or so (a rhr). Otherwise maybe Amazon for cheap or Costco for an awesome no hassel return policy..Or an inexpensive pair of rg earrings from Etsy? Good luck- I hope it works out for you!
Post # 15
I have a rose gold wedding band and lots of other rose gold jewellery and I’ve never had my skin turn green