Asked by: Zi Reinharthasked in category: General Last Updated: 17th April, 2020
Can Platinum turn your finger green?
Accordingly, what metal turns your skin green?
The reason your skin turns green is actually a normal reaction from the copper in your ring. Copper is a metal that's used for a lot of rings, especially really cheap ones. So, like any other copper, the metal reacts with either the product on your fingers or just your fingers themselves.
Similarly, does alloy turn your finger green? It depends on the alloy mixture, but most alloys contain nickel and copper, both of which commonly cause skin discoloration. That said, alloyed jewelry items which are rhodium plated will prevent skin discoloration.
Likewise, why does your finger turn green when wearing rings?
When a ring turns your finger green, it's either because of a chemical reaction between acids in your skin and the metal of the ring, or because of a reaction between another substance on your hand, such as a lotion, and the metal of the ring. Acids cause the silver to oxidize, which produces tarnish.
Does sterling silver turn your finger green?
The composition of 925 Sterling Silver lends itself to the occasional green discoloration because of the presence of copper. Green fingers are harmless and there are simple measures you can take to prevent discoloration.