View Full Version : Discoloration under my rings????
09-10-2005, 09:18 PM
You know how when you were a kid and bought really cheap jewlery, your fingers truned green? Well, yesterday and today, under my 14K gold rings, which I have worn forever, my fingers are gray, like dirty gray. I'm clueless!
The only thing I can begin to think I am doing different is doing a large green smoothie, using about 1/2 pound of greens, which I have been doing for about 1 1/2 weeks. And eating figs, which I started about 5 days ago, increasing 1 per day, trying to rid myself of nightly cramps (it's helping).
So anyclue what is going on????
09-11-2005, 07:00 AM
maybe your body is telling you that it does not want you to wear a tight metal band constricting a part of your anatomy. My body has never allowed me to wear rings. I lost my wedding band at least 25 years ago because I was constantly taking it off because it bothered me. I never replaced it because there was no point. I knew that I would not wear it. I liked my wedding band, it was very unusual but that's how things go.
09-11-2005, 08:09 AM
I dont really have a clue what is going on. Maybe because your ph level has changed and your system is now more alkaline, it is reacting to the gold now, where as it didnt before when your body was more acidic? Just a guess!
Let us know if you solve the mystery!
09-11-2005, 07:55 PM
I don't know what causes this either, but I had a friend who when she was doing very high raw had the same thing. Her $2,000 wedding ring was turning her finger green....she's been wearing it for 13 years and never had this happen before!!
Must be some kind of definiency I would think.
09-11-2005, 08:12 PM
Hairspray, perfume, perspiration, smog and other chemicals can also cause discoloration. In this case, the discoloration is the actual corrosion of the metals which are mixed, or alloyed, with the gold. Different gold manufacturers may use different alloy percentages. Gold itself does not corrode, or oxidize, but its primary alloy materials, silver and copper, will do so. When they oxidize they form very dark chemical compounds under moist or wet conditions.
When you perspire, fats and fatty acids released in the perspiration can cause corrosion of 14 karat gold, especially when exposed to warmth. This problem can be worse in seacoast areas, where chlorides combine with the perspiration to form a corrosive element that discolors skin. Even smog fumes will gradually attack jewelry and its effect is evident as tarnish that rubs off on the skin.
09-11-2005, 09:16 PM
Hey, thanks for everyone's input -- I'm more inclined to think it has something to my body's reaction to becoming more alkaline than my rings corroding. It will be interesting to see what life continues to dish out to me on my raw journey.
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