There are a few reasons why a gold ring sometimes leaves a dark stain on the finger, but most of these reasons involve chemical reactions. Chemicals, alloys and acid both from the jewelry and the wearer, can react in different ways to leave a dark stain, which is often green or black on the fingers.Know More
Although gold is resistant to damage and degradation against most chemicals, chlorine has the ability to eat away at it. Chlorine also has the same eroding effect on sterling silver.
In some cases, the ingredients in lotion or makeup can also eat away at the metal alloys on the ring. This is because some of the ingredients in lotion or makeup are harder than the metal, which also causes an eroding effect on the metal alloy on the ring. As the ring erodes, microscopic particles are dislodged from it and attaches itself onto the skin on the finger. Since these microscopic particles do not reflect light, they leave a dark stain, which ranges from green to black, on the finger where the ring was worn.
There are several ways to prevent rings from leaving a dark stain on the finger. Removing a gold ring prior to taking a dip in a swimming pool, will keep chlorine from coming into contact with the ring. It will also be a good idea to remove rings prior to handling any household chemicals to prevent any chemical reactions. Having the ring plated with rhodium also helps in preventing rings from staining the fingers.Learn more about Rings
A ring turns a finger green because of a chemical reaction involving the metal mixed with acid naturally present in a person's skin. The higher the acidity level in an individual's skin, the quicker the discoloration occurs. The type and grade of metal of the ring also contributes to the possibility and speed at which discoloration occurs.Full Answer >
A promise ring can be worn on any finger of either hand, regardless of the reason this particular type of ring is worn. In the case of pre-engagement, while the "any finger" choice is still valid, the ring is typically placed on the left ring finger.Full Answer >
A signet ring is traditionally worn on the little finger of the wearer's non-dominant hand. That means a right-handed person would wear the ring on the little finger of the left hand.Full Answer >
To fix a ring that is too big for the finger it rests upon, apply something to the inner side of the bottom, such as a liquid rubber solution like Cushion Solution or a ring guard. You need one of the following: Cushion Solution, a ring guard or adhesive moleskin.Full Answer >