Why does the skin turn black with gold?
Gold, since ancient times, is considered one of the most beautiful and noble metals. What woman does not want to wear gold-set gemstones or elegant gold jewelry with diamonds or sapphires, rubies or emeralds? However, gold has some unpleasant surprises - more precisely, one. Having once removed a gold ring from a finger, you may notice that under it another “ring” appeared - but this time not gold, but dark - a trace on the skin from a gold jewelry. Why does the skin turn black with gold? There may be several reasons, and I must say, gold itself has nothing to do with them.
Why skin darkens: impurities
The main reason for the darkening of the skin is the presence in the alloy, from which the jewelry is made, of foreign metals. As you know, ideally pure metals, and in general, substances in nature do not exist, but sometimes the concentration of foreign matter can be so significant that it affects the qualities of the main one. So, if copper is also present in the gold jewelry, then you will observe a green patina on the fingers, if nickel, then the patina will be dark gray.
It is also very important to choose the right cosmetics and hygiene products. For example, improperly selected moisturizer for hands can also cause darkening of the skin in the place where a ring or bracelet is worn. Therefore, it is poor-quality cosmetics and impurities in gold products are the most common culprits of the appearance of dark spots on the skin in places of wearing jewelry.
Sweating and other causes
Stress and other mental troubles are often accompanied by increased sweating. And sweat, standing out in sufficient quantities, begins a chemical interaction with the metal. That is why those who wear gold jewelry and often sweat, may be darkened skin.
There is also a version that if a person is sick with something, the chemical composition of his sweat is supposedly changed, and, consequently, there are dark spots on the skin. However, these are only guesses, and if this were the case, then all the diseased would have a similar symptom, and this is far from the case.
Thus, if your skin turns black from gold, then either your sweat glands are to blame,or (more often) the impurities of other metals in gold jewelery or improper cosmetic and hygiene products, so make your conclusions.
Oh yeah, some superstitious people believe that the darkening of the skin can be attributed to the fact that the holder of the jewelry is affected in a black and magical way. Well - in this case, I can only recommend the same protection: make an amulet (amulet) of your little ringlet with the help of certain rituals, let it protect you, since you are so afraid of such effects.
However, I note that the reason for the darkening of the skin on the fingers or on the hands, as a rule, is much more prosaic, namely: chemical origin. Wear gold jewelry with pleasure!