(Closed) What is this?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I can also be a rash from water getting underneath your ring and keeping your skin wet. Try ensuring that you dry your hands really well when you wash them, particularly moving your ring to ensure it is dry beneath it. 

Post # 32
464 posts
Helper bee

futuremrsJR:  I also have metal allergies and get a super similar rash with my E ring its also whit gold. But I found that it appears more when I wash my hands and don’t dry under the ring. So after washing ill pull it off and dry the inside of the ring. I haven’t had a rash in a few months so I’m hoping this routine will fix the problem. Good luck!

Post # 33
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think you should get tested, to see what you are allergic too, but perhaps you should take your ring off at night and let your finger air out.

Post # 34
37 posts
  • Wedding: July 2015 - tbd

Could it be the solder used to “glue” the prong head to the ring? I don’t know what ring sloder is made of, but any ring with a removable prong head is soldered.

Post # 35
19 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

Hi, You probaley have an allergy to one of the metals in the white gold. Maybe nickel allergy? I also had a white gold 10K ring and it caused a small rash, burnign and itching. ANyhow, platium or even palladium works for individuals who have allergies to metals.

I would stop wearing it for a few days and check the symtoms.

Post # 36
1455 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have the same rash, but on my right hand from a newish white gold ring. It’s so bad I have taken it right off now. It doesn’t happen on my other hand with my wedding rings, which I have a combo of  in 18K and 19K WG.

Take a look at the inside of your band. There will be a marking. I cannot wear anything lower than 18K gold because of the nickel content. 

You might have to look at resetting your stone in platinum. There is no guarantee you won’t react to the 18K or 19K and that might be your only option. (I don’t know a lot about palladium, so I hesitate to mention it – but I have heard people have success wearing it and it is much cheaper than platinum)

Post # 37
2221 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Probably nickel. It depends how much nickel might have been in the white alloy that day. I never had a problem with white gold until my boyfriend bought me a set of white gold diamond earrings and they caused a reaction. I contacted the store and explained the issue and they went as far as getting the lab notes from the day that my earrings were made to see what the % of nickel was in them. I think it was higher than “normal” and so they replaced the posts of my earrings with platnimum ones for free. So nice of them.

On the other hand, I wear a 14k white gold necklace every day without any issues. My engagement ring is also 14k white gold and I haven’t had any reactions to it either. 

  • This reply was modified 7 years ago by amberback.

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