Question by  Vasant (17)

What could be the cause of gold earring discoloration?

My gold earrings are becoming discolored and I have no idea what is causing it.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

Sometimes gold does tarnish. A green type of dirt like brass turns green. You may be allergic to the gold also. It may not be real gold.


Answer by  lawilliams90 (22)

Some people emit certain body chemicals that can discolor gold. In addition, some gold jewelry has a base metal with a gold overlay.


Answer by  malou21 (134)

There are many causes of your gold earring discoloration. The chemical of your shampoo, the foundation make up you use, the perfume. Remove your earrings before your take a bath. Or maybe your acidic.


Answer by  SuzetteKehrer (38)

Are you sure they are real gold? Have you had a jewler look at them? There are some people who have a lot of acidity in thier bodies and sometimes that acidity interacts with metals and turns them a different color. Is is only these earrings that turn on you or other pieces also?


Answer by  beck (1099)

Lower karat gold such as 10K and 14K are an alloy of gold and other metals. 24K is pure gold, the others are mixed with metals such as copper and nickel. If your earrings are yellow gold it would be the copper causing the discoloration.


Answer by  Purple (948)

It means you have cheap earrings on or you are allergic to certain types of gold. Gold is usually 10, 14 or 24 caret and you can have differernt reactions.


Answer by  Cyndael (338)

This is called oxidization and happens frequently. Sometimes it is caused by chemicals getting onto the gold, like makeup or perfume. A jeweler should be able to professionally clean them.


Answer by  Darkephoenix (1789)

It is very unusual for gold to become discolored. Sometimes it will fade a bit but not change color. Perhaps a professional cleaning would help the discoloration of the pieces.


Answer by  stephblake (205)

There are several reason attached to it such as chemicals reaction, less pure gold and so on. Just take it to the jewelers to know the actual cause - because difference people gives you different point of view which they might have comes across about their own gold jewelry.

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