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Preventing Your Skin from Turning Green with Fashion Jewellery

  • We have all experienced the green skin discoloration from wearing fashion jewellery at some point.
  • This is a common occurrence and is usually caused by the presence of copper in the jewellery.

Understanding the Process:

  • Copper is the metal that causes the skin to turn green.
  • Copper is often used in fashion jewellery because it is a stronger and more durable material compared to pure platinum, gold, or silver.
  • The green discoloration occurs due to the oxidation of the copper when it comes in contact with sweat, body lotions, perfumes, or any wet substances.

Preventing the Discoloration:

  • One way to prevent green skin is to invest in pure gold, platinum, or silver jewellery. However, this may not be feasible for everyone, especially for everyday jewellery.
  • Keeping perfumes, lotions, and oils away from the jewellery can help prevent the oxidation process from starting.
  • Painting a clear coat of nail polish on the back of the jewellery can also prevent the skin from turning green.
  • Avoiding lotions and perfumes on the skin where the jewellery will be sitting directly on can also help prevent discoloration.
  • It is best to avoid wearing fashion jewellery to the beach or pool where you may sweat or come in contact with water and sunscreens.


  • While it is difficult to completely avoid copper in jewellery, there are steps you can take to prevent your skin from turning green.
  • Try some of these tips and tricks to keep your skin looking and feeling great while still enjoying your favourite fashion jewellery pieces.