A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News:  Vote for your favorite Bottle It Up project now! Smiley
Total Members: 302,488
Currently Running With Scissors:
375 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Question about rings  (Read 620 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
hotpinkaurora
« on: July 11, 2013 09:51:20 PM »

I bought an item called "Adjustable Ring Blanks Bases, Cabochon Cameo Setting Silver Flat Pad Ring Base Beaded Jewelry A6-003" purchased 10 total, I want to make resin rings. Anyways in the item description the following is listed:
Material: Surgical Stainless Steel (lead-safe metal alloy)
Nickel Free
Silver finish basemetal

I'm currently wearing one to give it a long term test; I want to sell these one day, as completed rings, but I'm trying to avoid rings that turn your finger green.

Is there a way to expedite the oxidation or whatever it is rings do when they turn skin green?

I'm new here, so Hi! And also, where do I go to edit my profile? Thanks (=
THIS ROCKS   Logged
KRSTN
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013 05:49:08 PM »

Any kind of cheap metal will turn your finger green i'm pretty sure. i know there is a trick where you can coat it in clear nail polish and it will prevent it but i dont think it will last very long.

Sterling silver i think is the only silver that won't turn your finger green as far as i know, because its plated. But it really depends on the person's skin. i know my cousin can only wear sterling silver and gold because she is allergic to other metals. I also know some people who can wear cheap costume jewellery and there fingers never turn green.

That's all i know. and i'm not even sure if i'm accurate. Try talking to a jeweler. I would hope they knew more than me Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Tenitsu
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Oh my, where do I start? Here? Okay!
Offline Offline

Posts: 587
Joined: 08-Mar-2013

(⌒▽⌒)


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013 09:36:09 PM »

I find copper and nickel turn my fingers green, I've got hella metal allergies so its 14k gold or purer or sterling silver or I cant wear it...hell I've got trouble with surgical steel and titanium sometimes too (depending ofc on what its coated in)...never had much luck with the clear nail polish though, I tend to be rough on my jewelry so I always end up wearin it off fast and endin up with green fingers or wrists or what have you xD
THIS ROCKS   Logged

hito no ji wa hitori ja tatenai...=)

Pintrest!

You dont need to be weird to belong here...there's a tutorial for that somewhere!
Bionic Dingo
Cunning Artificer
Offline Offline

Posts: 299
Joined: 13-Jul-2007


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2013 12:30:16 AM »

Nope, you gotta wait and see. This also doesn't happen for everyone, and not always with the same metals. It depends on your own personal chemistry.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

<< I'm on Etsy!  www.magpiehouse.etsy.com >>
LeilaCools
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014 09:18:25 PM »

I would feel pretty comfortable with surgical steel...but with the added description of silver finish base metal, I'm not so sure.

- I actually have some customers that cannot wear sterling but can wear surgical steel. hmm.

- humidity, ie: summer and exercise, will speed up the turning-green process, especially if the plating is too thin and something copperish is underneath it!


Leila
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Glass Jewelry Website : www.LeilaCools.com
My Etsy Shop: www.ellecools.etsy.com
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Change Layer Opacity in Photoshop CS3
How to Change Ruler Measurements in InDesign CS3
How to Convert a Color Photo to Black and White in Photoshop CS3
How to Copy and Paste Objects in Flash CS3
How to Create Old Burnt Parchment Paper in Photoshop CS3
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Coffee Mug Cozy
March 25, 2015 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: How to Make 110 Prayer Flags

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.