Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/reaction to gold


Eva wrote at 2006-11-20 20:56:37
I am not sure if it is the make-up because I heard the iron thing before too. I  myself am very low in iron and when I rub gold on my hand or any other part of my body that doesn't have make-up, I get a black streak as well.  

STARLIA33 wrote at 2013-10-08 08:12:47
s the base make up take some liquid face base foundation makeup any skin color and rub it on your arm then rub the necklace a few times over it if it leaves black streaks its real gold or heavy plated and this is a safe way to find out works on silver too! i know because my sister used to come home from school with tic tac toe drawn on her face lol her friends did it with there rings  

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