(Closed) Suggestions for Wearing E-ring: Not on Finger (due to irritation)

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I know that white gold sometimes has nickle in it, and so allergies to white gold are not uncommon.  But you’re right, if it’s an allergy you’ll have a reaction on your right hand.  I don’t take mine off to wash my hands, and I’m very sensitive to soaps, so I’m not sure that’s the culprit.

In any event, I know quite a few people who wear their rings on necklaces…BUT, if it’s an allergy, that won’t help.


Hope your finger feels better soon!

Post # 4
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Wear it on a necklace. : ) That’s what I did with my promise ring, ’cause it was way too big for my finger. If it is an allergy, you could try wearing it as a brooch (like…putting it on some kind of pin and pinning it on the outside of your clothes). Or as a necklace, but in a little silk bag or something.

Post # 5
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It may be a gold allergy. I am allergic to gold so my Fiance had to get platinum rings for me as a result. If it’s really a gold allergy…it may bother you being around your neck as well. I know I can’t wear ny gold jewelry…rings, necklaces, earrings…nothing

Post # 6
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

When you’re washing your hands, slip the ring up to your knuckle to rinse under it, then slip if back down. This should stop it if it’s a soap rash. If it’s an allergy, wearing it around your neck will probably cause issues too. Maybe you could trade in the gold setting for a palladium one? It’s a little more expensive, but it’s hypoallergenic.

Post # 7
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My fiance got my ring from Kay Jewelers and with the waranty we bought they will rhodium plate it for free. Rhodium is even purer than platinum. I had the same problem as you and hopefully this will work!

Post # 8
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

That happened to me with my WG ering about 6 months ago. Turns out it wasn’t an allergy to the gold but actually the soap at work. The soap at work is brutal and if I don’t make sure I dry underneath my ring after I wash my hands it gets irritated, dry, itchy and a rash  etc etc.


Post # 9
3639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The blister definitely says allergy to me, it’s what I get with mine. I was diagnosed with a nickel allergy a few months ago and the dermatologist mentioned that White Gold can have nickel in it. 

These kinds of allergies can also develop over time, just because you weren’t allergic to it once, doesn’t mean that you can’t become allergic later. 

Are you able to wear costume jewellery without issue? If not, it’s probably nickel (which a lot of costume jewellery has in it). If you can, then it’s most likely something else. 

You can go to a dermatologist and they will do a patch test (tape patches to your back that have little samples of common allergens on them and leave them over time) to determine what you may be allergic to.

I hope it calms down and you find out it’s just soap or something. However, give this a thought: If it is a soap and is caused by being caught under the ring where it is a little bit sweaty and there is more fiction so that skin is more vulnerable, you may not form a reaction on your other hand. 

Post # 10
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@baldor1:  I have no experiance with this, so I will just say good look and that I hope it is just a bug-bite or something simillar:)

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