Post # 1
I recently posted about losing my engagement ring in another post. Well I never found it.. 😔 Since I am getting married in a month I decided to just get a cheaper bridal set and worry about getting something better and of more quality later. I went ahead and bought a set today but it’s sterling silver. It was about $150 which to me isn’t cheap. My question is…does anyone have a sterling silver wedding ring? And if so, had it ever or will it turn your finger green? I really like this new ring so unless it changes color I won’t get another one.
Post # 2
pepper1115 : Not if it is real sterling
Post # 3
pepper1115 : unless you have an allergy to silver it won’t turn your finger green. I wear silver rings all the time with no issues. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
Post # 4
notlookingtogetmarried : not sure that’s true. If there was an allergy it would cause a rash.
I think it depends on the natural oil on your fingers, everyone is different. I’ve never had a problem with Sterling silver but I have with cheap “silver” rings, but I don’t know what metal it was. I think you’ll be fine. Sterling silver can tarnish over time though.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2017 - State Park
Shouldn’t turn your finger green but will react with a lot more detergents and chemicals – take it off when you’re showering and cleaning. It’ll tarnish, but is easy to clean (tin foil, salt, warm water). It’s a very soft metal though so consider that when thinking about the safety of any stones.
Post # 6
I have been wearing the same $25 sterling silver ring on my right hand index finger for 8 years. I only take it off to swim. It’s never caused any problems at all. It’s not shiny on the bottom anymore because it’s so scratched, but otherwise it’s perfect.
Post # 7
Sometimes. I have some 925 silver that is uncoated/untreated and it tarnishes. The tarnish is what is rubbing off onto my finger (along with sweat) and causing the green. It isn’t anything wrong with the ring.
Post # 8
mrspuppylove : If a person is allergic to silver, it’ll cause a rash and or skin reaction.
Post # 9
pepper1115 : sterling silver will not turn your finger green but it will tarnish. Just get a fabuluster cloth from Ebay and you’ll have no problem keeping it shiny.
Post # 10
pepper1115 : It could if you have reactive skin or if you put something on that reacts. For example, I wore my silver rings on a silver necklace last summer on vacation, but between the sweat and sunscreen, I definitely got a green line on my neck and my rings tarnished horribly! It came off, but I wasn’t thrilled. Lesson learned – I’d rather just not wear them at all than have that happen again.
It will not tarnish if you wear them daily – the skin contact just rubs it all away, except what gets in the crevices, but that just gives your ring style.
Post # 11
depends on whether the ring is rhodium or platinum plated– I have sterling silver rings that are unplated and over time they tarnish and turn my finger green. If you wash the ring every one in a while with toothpaste to keep the tarnish away you’ll be fine! I just keep an extra toothbrush in my bathroom and clean it after brushing my teeth.