It is possible for sterling silver to turn your finger green, as it contains a small amount of copper which can react with the oils in your skin. However, this is not always the case and can vary depending on the individual's body chemistry and the quality of the silver.
Why does sterling silver turn your finger green?
The green color on your finger when wearing sterling silver is caused by a reaction between the metal and your skin's natural oils and sweat. This reaction is not harmful and can easily be removed with soap and water.
If sterling silver turns my finger green does it mean it’s cheap Jewelry?
Not necessarily. Sterling silver jewelry can turn your finger green due to a chemical reaction between the metal and your skin's natural oils or acidity. It does not necessarily indicate that the jewelry is cheap or of low quality.
Can cleaning products and cosmetics react with sterling silver?
Yes, some cleaning products and cosmetics can react with sterling silver and cause tarnishing or discoloration. It's best to remove any silver jewelry before using these products and to clean silver with a gentle, non-abrasive cleaner specifically designed for silver.
How do I stop my sterling silver jewelry from turning my finger green?
You can prevent your sterling silver jewelry from turning your finger green by coating the inside of the jewelry with clear nail polish or a jewelry sealant. You can also try wearing gloves or removing the jewelry before activities that may cause sweat or chemicals to come into contact with it.
It's always best to take your jewelry off before applying makeup or taking a shower, doing any kind of cleaning or exercising. Every persons reaction can be different and each ring can react different depending on the oxidization or antiquing of the ring.