Had a question about a sterling silver ring I made for my daughter’s
25th birthday about six months ago. She wanted a sterling silver
wide band with a blue star sapphire. I made the ring and she was
thrilled with it and has been wearing it a lot. In the last few
weeks a black line has appeared on the inside of the band, probably
wear it was soldered together. But it has also left a large black
mark on her finger. She’s very sensitive to metals and can’t wear
many without breaking out in a rash but sterling has never bothered
her in the past. Is this just tarnish on the ring and on her finger?
She works in a restaurant and is exposed to a lot of grease,
detergents, etc. Could this be causing the problem?. I’m sure I can
polish off the black on the ring but I don’t know what to tell her
about her finger!
any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks in advance
Sue in Ohio