Why do some necklaces turn your neck green?
The green discoloration often seen on the skin after wearing certain necklaces is a result of a reaction between the metal in the jewellery and the acids in your skin. This phenomenon is more common with jewellery made from metals like copper or alloys that contain copper.
When copper or copper alloys come into contact with the acids in your skin, a chemical reaction occurs, leading to the formation of copper salts. These copper salts can transfer onto your skin, causing it to appear green.
It's important to note that individual factors such as the pH level of your skin, sweating, and the specific composition of the metal in the necklace can influence the likelihood of this reaction occurring. If you're prone to this reaction, consider opting for jewellery made from metals that are less likely to cause discoloration, such as sterling silver, gold, or stainless steel.
At The Rocks Room we only stock quality jewellery, made from the finest materials.
We do not stock items containing any harmful chemicals / elements such as nickel or lead.
Every piece of jewellery is plated with the finest gold or sterling silver making a skin reaction minimal.
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