Green Finger or Toe - Silver / Silver Plt Plated Items

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 Silver & Silver Plate Toe Ring Information

Why does Sterling Silver & Silver Plate Sometimes Turn Skin Green?
Silver is a valuable commodity and simply stunning,  however pure silver is too soft and can easily scratch and become damaged, so it is alloyed with copper to make Sterling Silver (92.5% silver+7.5% copper).

This is how we get the mark 925 for sterling silver.
The same is for silver plated jewellery.

Don't panic, This "green finger effect" is a reaction to the copper alloy in the sterling silver especially if you have high body acidity.It happens to about 2~3% of people and percentage is increasing due to increased percentages of chemicals in our environment and food we eat.
*Soaking the ring for a day or two in a 50/50 mixture of household ammonia and water will take care of the problem.
*Another solution is to simply clean the ring every day with a silver polishing cloth .  After about a week or two, the reaction will stop occurring
* Also applying a thin layer of clear nail polish on the inside of the ring will prevent perspiration & body sweat  from reaching the metal and reacting to it.
*Take all Silver/Plate off in the sea
*Keep your skin dry when wearing jewelry.
*Keep your jewelry clean.

If the piece begins to tarnish, clean it immediately.

Sometimes these reactions are occasional and happens when someone eat something that has high acidity like tomatoes or if someone is taking certain medications or due to excitement. It is one of those things that a seller cannot control and just happens.
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