I have so appreciated all the ideas about my lovely ring. I thought
I would answer all the recent comments in one post and incorporate
what happened the doctor said.
-Open rings, aerated rings (is there an industry standard for what
they are called?) are MORE irritating than closed rings because tiny
bits of stuff get under the ring and cause micro-scratches leading
to more irritation.
-We carefully ran our fingers inside the ring and found the inside
highly polished and the stones properly set but that 2 of the
diamond settings were not on the same plane as the rest of the ring
and had nice crisp edges. I figure since I wore the ring for months
with no problem, I could have hit it or just pushed on a bezel and
forced it in. So I will get the ring trued up and soften those crisp
-Nothing in my environment or behavior has changed recently.
-The maker contacted the caster who would not say what was in the
alloy but did say there was an ‘insignificant’ amount of nickel. The
solder used to put on the stone settings is reputable. don’t want to
say the name because it might get a bad rap just being associated
with this topic.
-I wear copper rings all the time. They help with my arthritis pain.
-Will wait to see if creams and reshaping help before allergy
testing for nickel -Don’t understand how pickling will help. Please
Thanks all for your help working on this mystery.
Esta Jo. hot/cold/hot/cold in Philly.