Why is My Rose Gold Ring Turning My Finger Black?

Why is My Rose Gold Ring Turning My Finger Black?

Posted by Koorosh Daneshgar on May 23rd 2020

Why is My Rose Gold Ring Turning My Finger Black?

How would you react if you see your rose gold engagement ring turns your finger black after a short time of wearing it? You may think that the quality of your engagement ring is not good, or you may even think your skin is allergic to rose gold jewelry. But the right answer is something else.

Why is my Rose Gold Ring Turning My finger black? The black color on your finger is the result of a chemical reaction between the copper element and the acidity of your skin surface.Your rose gold engagement ring turns your finger black because of its special chemical composition. So don't worry about its quality or being allergic to your diamond ring.

Today, the Rose Gold Engagement Ring has become popular among many couples. In this article, we will tell you how you can extend the life of your rose gold ring, and prevent your rose gold engagement ring from turning your finger green or black.

How Do You Keep a Ring from Turning Your Finger Black?

First of all, I have to assure you that there is no danger to your health when your rose gold engagement ring turns your finger green or black. This color change is caused by the natural reaction between the acidity of your body and the metal of the ring.

But if we exclude the issue of health, it is obvious that many of us do not like the color change of the finger to green or black, so we seek a solution to prevent it. There are several ways that you can control the effect of the black or green spot created by the Rose gold engagement ring. For example:

Reducing body acidity with a healthy life style:

Acidic foods, processed foods, not drinking enough water, metabolic problems, and thyroid disorders can make your body acidic. As a result, your acidic sweat reacts with the copper of the engagement ring and then you will see the black or green footprint of your diamond ring on your finger.

So the first step to controlling skin discoloration is to reduce body acidity by having a healthy lifestyle. Avoid processed and acidic foods. If you have a disorder related to your metabolism or thyroid, treat it and drink enough water. Fruit and vegetable fiber are also helpful in reducing body acidity.

Clear nail polish:

Another solution is to block the direct contact of the rose gold ring with the skin of the hand. If there is no direct contact between the ring and the acid of the body, then the chemical reaction pathway between them is blocked too, so as a result, you will have no skin discoloration.

Using clear nail polish is one of the most popular and easiest options to block this chemical reaction pathway. To apply this technique, simply cover the inner surface of the ring (that is in contact with the skin) with colorless nail polish. Given that nail polish can be eliminated by friction, so you can wipe the nail polish and repaint the ring every two or three months so that the entire inner surface is always covered with a layer of clear nail polish.

This trick, on the one hand, does not change the appearance of your diamond ring and on the other hand, does not allow copper and body acid to react with one another, and therefore does not allow the rose gold ring to turn finger green or black.

Prevent chemical exposure:

Another solution is to make sure your ring is not exposed to cosmetics, body lotions, and detergents. Usually, chemical materials in different products can react with the metal of the ring.

Always keep your finger clean and dry to avoid unwanted chemical reactions. Removing your ring when working with detergents, can extend the life of the ring and also prevent hand discoloration.

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Is Rose Gold Good for Engagement Rings?

Couples for various reasons may prefer to use the Rose Gold Ring as the engagement ring.

Rose Gold's unique color is neither as luxurious as yellow gold nor as simple as white gold. So couples who like a more balanced color turn to Rose gold.

Rose Gold is a good option for a vintage setting and ring design with colored diamonds.

Rose Gold is less expensive than platinum.

Rose Gold is suitable for all skin colors.

Rose Gold's durability is also great.

People who are allergic to nickel in white gold also prefer the rose gold engagement ring. (Of course, if they are not allergic to copper)

Rose Gold is an alloy usually made of 75% gold and 25% copper. Rose gold engagement ring can turn your finger black because of the amount of copper present. Of course, copper does not harm our body and even prevents iron deficiency and osteoporosis. We get some copper daily from foods like fish, eggs, and nuts. So don't feel bad about copper at all.

Will 14k Rose Gold Turn My Finger Green?

14k Rose gold ring is less likely to cause hand discoloration than a 10K ring. More K shows more pure gold and less copper. 18k rose gold has 75% gold and 14K rose gold has 58% gold. Usually, the higher rose gold grade, the less likely the color of the skin to turn green or black. Conversely, the low-grade engagement rings can turn your finger black.

Will Rose Gold Fade?

Rose gold is more durable than white gold and yellow gold. After years of using the ring, it may get a little opaque and lose its luster, or it may look a little red. If such changes occur, you can polish it.

Rose Gold is an alloy made of gold and copper. The rosy color of the rose gold ring is not just a coating for your diamond ring that may be fractured over time, but it is the true color of the alloy obtained from the copper composition.

How Do You Clean a Rose Gold Ring?

There are two ways to clean a rose gold engagement ring. The first and easiest way is to ask your jeweler to polish and clean your ring with a special tool.

The second way to clean the rose gold ring is to do it yourself. Cover the inner surface of the bowl with aluminum foil. Mix the boiling water, a tablespoon of salt, a tablespoon of baking soda, and a tablespoon of dish soap in the bowl that you covered its inner surface with aluminum foil.

At this point, put the Rose Gold Engagement Ring into the bowl and wait for 5 to 10 minutes for the ring dirt to precipitate in this solution (although you may not see the contamination with the naked eye). Then remove the rose gold ring from the warm water mixture and take a clean cloth and dry the ring and see how shiny and clean it is.

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What is the Easiest Way to Tell if Your Gold Jewelry is Fake?

Our first advice for detecting fake Rose gold is to consult a reputable jewelry store. Jewelry experts, based on the skill they have and their available tools, can give you the definitive and accurate answer about the fake or real of the Rose Gold ring.

Another solution is to check the gold surface carefully to find any mark or stamp that indicates the carat value of the gold. Jewelry makers usually carve the value of the gold carat on its surface. If you do not find such a sign, it may be the fake ring.

If, for example, you see an 18k value on the ring, but the gold is highly rosy, you have to doubt its originality, because the 18k gold should look golden, not rosy. The red color of the 14k Rose Gold should not be too dominant, but it is somewhat recognizable. On the other hand, the red color in the 10k rose gold is completely recognizable and dominant.

Investigating these exterior features is a great way to distinguish the fake gold in a short amount of time without special tools and skills.

Where to Buy Rose Gold Engagement Rings in Chicago?

Jewelers Row is a well-known place among couples who want to buy an engagement ring in Chicago. There are various jewelry shops on this street that you can compare different models of the engagement rings.

The wedding band company is located in Jewelers Row in Chicago. The address of our showroom is 2 North Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60602. We present your dream ring with a variety of designs.

Note that buying engagement rings is a lifelong and very important purchase. On the other hand, the variety of Rose gold engagement ring models is significantly less than the white gold and yellow gold ring.

We are proud to say that, Wedding Band Company with over 30 years of experience in the field of wedding and engagement jewelry, designs and makes the Rose gold engagement ring to suit your taste and personality with some of the best Chicago jewelers.


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We involve you in every step of the process. At first, we will sit next to you and go over any concerns you have and any specific design elements you mind the ring to have. Once we have established exactly how you want the ring looks like, we will proceed with the design process. Once you see this design, if you want to make any change or if you have any questions or concerns we will be happy to address them for you. Our role is to help you to create the perfect ring and that means we will listen to you and make sure that your ring is indeed one of a kind.

By: Koorosh Daneshgar CEO/Design Chief