Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/allergic reaction?


marriedwchildren wrote at 2008-11-21 03:18:35
this article was VERY helpful in understanding why my 14k white gold ring SUDDENLY created a reaction on my finger about the same time as i became pregnant... big hormone change. i assume that's why. platinum sounds like a great solution in my opinion. thanks!

itchyinidaho wrote at 2009-08-09 15:16:37
Thank you so much for this information!!  I have been haivng trouble on and off for a long time with both a yellow-gold band and now my 24k white gold band.  I am going to try to decide if it is hormones or chlorine, I never knew that both could affect my skin and gold.  Great help!!!

Lorraine wrote at 2012-04-03 00:19:17
Thanks ! This also happened to me recently , and  I think it would be the chemicals from doing hair color!  

jmama3 wrote at 2012-12-05 16:14:48
Wow, how interesting.  I wore my 18k white gold ring for two years with no problems. Then just like someone else wrote, as soon as I got pregnant I can no longer wear my ring.  Even if I wear it out for one night, my finger breaks out in a red awful itchy rash for weeks after I have taken it off!  So weird, but nice to know I'm not the only one! Will have to try the rhodium plating.

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Have a question about jewelry repair or working with precious metal jewelry and gemstones? For many years up to December 31, 2010, I was a working professional bench jeweler, involved everyday with setting stones in mountings, designing and making jewelry, repairing and limited custom manufacture. If you work with jewelry as a hobby or as a profession, I might be able to help. I deal with the retail business, not mass production. Ask privately if you wish. See the box for that: It keeps your question between us. Please DO NOT ask MAKER'S MARKS, but metal quality marks are fine to ask. Please DO NOT ask diamond prices. See a gemologist for that.


I have extensive experience in design, service and making of jewelry. I deal mostly with precious metals and gemstones but work with many materials as needed and usable to create an artistic design. My experience also includes freelance photography and photographer of jewelry and similar items for a former employer and individuals. Design of custom items requires reading the desires of the client and being clear on what can be done within that framework...then fulfilling the transition of idea to reality. Effective communications is essential in a working designer/producer and customer relationship.

Education is English/Physics! Started in human resources, to advertising, to, what a road. I have had formal training in jewelry work and many shared experiences with top grade jewelers. We just never know were we will go or be. Follow your best, your dreams, with some discretion! Don't let the work tear up your body along the way as it has mine.

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