There are a few ways to avoid jewelry turning your fingers green or black.
First, notice which pieces cause that reaction. Most people aren’t affected, but some see reactions with products they use daily or even their skin’s natural pH level.
If you notice a problem with a specific metal—usually copper or silver—avoid wearing that metal type.
If you’re not sure, a good option is to avoid jewelry with high copper content. At Blush and Bar, we make our vermeil rings with 18K karat gold, which means less copper.
Vermeil is two and a half times as thick as gold plating, so your pieces will safely last for years. And instead of a cheap copper metal inside, we use sterling silver, one of the most hypoallergenic options.
It seems simple—you’re looking for a beautiful piece of sparkly jewelry but don’t want to pay the price with weird discoloring on your fingers.
Is that such a hard thing to ask?
Not at all! The secrets are to care for your rings and hands properly and make sure you’re buying the right kind of jewelry.
Look for pieces that are high enough quality to keep that problem from happening.
Here’s to beautiful hands for your beautiful jewelry!