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« 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?

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« 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

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« 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

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« 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.

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« 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!


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