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This is caused by makeup, or other cosmetics, on the skin. Cosmetics contain compounds that are harder than the gold (remember gold is soft). So the makeup will rub off very tiny particles of the metal. Very small particles of metal appear black in color rather than metallic, so it looks like black dust.

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Nickel reacts with skin similarly to copper, but it turns black instead of green. Nickel is commonly used in lower-quality gold jewelry, and as a base within gold-plated jewelry. If the softer gold plating wears off over time, your skin can become exposed to the nickel beneath and cause this discoloration.

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Why Does Gold Turn Your Skin Black?. Gold is a soft, inert, elementary metal. This means it rarely reacts with other elements or living tissue. However, it can still happen. Gold used for jewelry is not pure. Pure gold is so soft that one could mold it like clay in one's hands. As a result, base metals are often mixed with gold when it is used for jewelry in order to harden it.

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Has gold and other jewelry ever left greenish or black marks on your skin? It's happened to most of us at least once or twice. Even though some people are allergic to certain materials, most staining isn't caused by an allergy; it's a reaction between our skin and the metals used in jewelry, especially when the jewelry touches areas that perspire.

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Why Does Gold Turn Skin Black? When gold jewelry causes discoloration of skin, it is due to a chemical reaction between the jewelry and oils on the skin. Most gold jewelry is not actually solid gold and can contain different metals, such as copper or nickel, that react with the skin's natural acidity. The reaction causes the other metals to ...

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You've worn a gold ring for quite a while, but this time when you take it off there's a black smudge on your finger. ... WHEN GOLD JEWELRY LEAVES A MARK ON YOUR SKIN. ... Known as "black ...

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Gold turns skin black (cont'd) April 15, 2009. Q. Desperate, straw hair and blackened rings! I lived in GA for 12 years moved to Connecticut a year ago; had beautiful blonde thick hair, the well water up here I think has ruined my hair, every time I wash it, after 2 days its hard like straw, can barely put a brush through it - also it turns like a very gold yellow/orange and no matter how I .....

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Is it hormones turning fingers black? waitingwithhope. My wedding rings (white gold) and any other gold jewelry is turning my skin black. All the jewelry is the real deal and we have certification saying it is true gold, etc.Even the fingers beside my rings are smudged with black. I didn't have any problems until I got pregnant and now it is ...

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Helpful, trusted answers from doctors: Dr. Ettinger on what causes skin to turn black: Insufficiency could do this. The hemosiderin leaks out from the blood and stains the skin.

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Skin-Blackening Reaction to 14K Gold Rings. A discussion started in 2005 but continuing through 2019. 2005. Q. I wear my wedding ring on my hand and my engagement ring on the other. I have been noticing a sudden blackening around my ring fingers and the sides of the adjacent fingers caused by my gold rings. They are each 14K.