(Closed) Ummm, what is this?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@Mars62312:  is there nickle in it? you might be allergic. it turns your finger green. I always have to get the good white gold that isnt plated.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

same thing used to happen to me when I had a yellow gold ring

something about the chemicals in your skin reacting to the gold ingredients

not bad for you and I don’t think it’s bad for the ring, just annoying

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

It might not be dirty. It could be how your skin type reacts to the alloy mixture. 18K gold isn’t 24k, which means there are other metals in the mix. 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

@Mars62312:  It’s usually the nickel. It does not mean your rings are fake or substandard gold, just means your skin chemistry reacts with the particular mix of metals in your ring. Weird that it just started happening recently, but it could be that a rhodium plating has worn off so your finger is being exposed directly to the gold for the first time. It might help to have the ring re-dipped once or twice a year. You could also look into switching to platinum, or maybe just a different alloy of gold although jewelry stores almost never know the specific makeup of the gold they sell. There’s no reason to know, really, so long as the karat is correct.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Mars62312:  The same thing happens to my finger.  Your skin just might react to the alloy or I’ve also read that an iron defficiency can cause this problem too. I started taking iron supplements because, as it turns out I was anemic and the problem has pretty much resolved.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

@subtlebee:  That doesn’t make sense. It has nothing to do with “good” gold, and plating (if you’re talking about rhodium plating) reduces reactions to nickel or other metals.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

This only happens to me when I wear ‘fake’ gold rings that are usually made of an inexpensive nickel alloy.

Maybe the white gold compound used in your ring was heavily nickel instead of manganese or palladium?

If you get it redipped, the rhodium plating may help this to stop happening for a while.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@Mars62312:  I think it depends on how acidic your skin is. I have a yellow gold ring that was my mom’s (it wasn’t her e-ring, but an emerald ring my dad gave her) and it turns my finger green…but never turned hers. I am so obsessed with yellow gold that I don’t care and wear it anyways and my soon-to-be ering will be yellow gold too. I don’t really know what can be done about it though. It wouldn’t hurt to call the jewerly store and ask about it. This is a thing that happens so surely they know of a solution. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@Daisy_Mae:  ugh. not even gonna take your bait today.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

@Mars62312:  well maybe you rubbed some of the cover off when you cleaned it?

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If its happening after you use that cleaner, maybe you’re having a reaction to a chemical in it?

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I assure you, your ring isn’t fake! I had it happen to my wedding ring from a previous marriage. It was 14K and I imagine it was the nickle my skin was reacting to.

I also turned the yellow gold a deeper, richer , even more beautiful hue of gold (orangish). If you aren’t getting a rash, I wouldn’t worry about it. Unfortunately mine did give me a rash, but then, so did the entire relationship. Surprised

 

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