Why do I have a green tint on my skin?
Essentially, the type of jewelry metal and its reaction when mixed with skin acids or body lotions generates an unsightly green hue on your skin. The real reason for this green tint is because of the jewelry metal composition.
Your favorite jewelry piece is probably alloyed or blended. Alloyed metal is the mixture of copper with another type of metal like sterling silver or gold. These metals are mixed with copper because it provides the durability and workable form that is necessary to create jewelry. Copper is extremely important in the jewelry-making process; however, it can result in the green coloring on your skin.
Metallic abrasion from your makeup is another reason why your jewelry could be causing a green tint on your skin. Your cosmetics contain compounds that are harder than gold. This will cause your makeup to rub off small pieces of the metal and create the green coloring.
Does the green tint mean my jewelry isn't high quality?
This is a common myth about jewelry, and we hope to put it to rest.The green tint left behind by some jewelry does not mean the piece is fake or low quality.