well, i just got married in september. my studio mate and friend,
geoff giles, made my engagement ring which i have worn since
february 2007. it is 18k palladium white gold from hoover and
i made the wedding band. it is 18k palladium white gold from hoover
one band is 3mm, the other is 4mm. each one has 1.8-3mm diamonds all
the way around. they are not too small, and i take extreme care to
dry my hands after washing. i also do not work in my rings anymore
in case some pickle or other irritants get trapped underneath.
i have developed some sort of allergy, where i have 2 distint bands
of allergic reaction around my finger, which are red and sometimes
blistery. i tried wearing the rings this morning as i was out and
about at appointments, and my finger swelled and itched and hurt an
hour after putting the rings back on after three days of not wearing
them. i had to take them off.
what is the problem here? i thought i was safe since hoover’s
palladium white gold has no nickel! i am upset and confused. do i
need to —god forbid— make new rings out of yellow gold???
i also have to admit that i do not really wear jewelry, and this is
the 1st time i have worn gold for any extended period of time.
any thoughts on this matter for me?
thanks so much!