Post # 1
I’ve had my e-ring for more than a year and my w-ring for a couple months. I’ve always worn them all time and rarely take them off. They’ve always been comfortable and fit well. I got my w-ring slightly larger in case it felt too tight with two rings, and it was fine!
However, I recently moved from the hot and dry southwest USA to the cool and wet UK. I noticed in my first week here that I began getting redness and irritation on my ring finger – particularly under the e-ring. I actually developed a little scab. I took my rings off for a few days, and it healed up quickly. I figured it might have been a fluke. I put the rings back on, and the next day – the same irritation. I took the e-ring off and left the w-ring on, and now it seems fine again.
What is causing this? I was absolutely fine back in the States with both the e-ring and w-ring. Are my fingers swelling with the humidity (although it is much cooler)? Is it the moisture that is bothering me? Anyone else experience this when going to a different climate?
Post # 2
Are they white gold? You may have an allergy to one of the alloys that was typically covered by rhodium plaTing. This may have worn down if your hands are more sweaty now! Try getting your rings replated
Post # 3
LittleE3: They aren’t white gold – they are both palladium. Never had a problem with it before, so I don’t think it’s a reaction to the metal. Thanks though.
Post # 4
bowsergirl: It could be that your skin is reacting to something different in the water where you live now. Or to a different soap, if you had to change brands. If you seldom remove your rings, water and soap can get under them when you wash your hands, and it can cause irritation. I have had this problem just moving from one part of the US to another. (I have really sensitive skin …)
Anyhow, hope this helps.
Post # 5
Have you had your rings cleaned recently? Sounds to me you have a chemical on the rings (either from a cleaning, lotion, soap, etc), and it’s now causing irritation. I would get them cleaned, and make sure to rinse them thoroughly before wearing! Hope it clears up
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
longtimemrs: That’s what i was going to suggest.
Make sure when you wash your hands, you take the rings off or dry them and the skin under them thoroughly
Post # 7
Maybe it is the change in soap and lotion. The brands I used are not available here, so I’ve had to change to something else. My skin can sometimes be sensitive too.
I shall clean the rings and make sure I remove them when washing up and using lotion and not replace them until fully dry. I will see if that does the trick over the next week! Good thinking, ladies.