MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why does fake or cheap jewelry turn your skin green?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why does fake or cheap jewelry turn your skin green?

It’s happened to everyone, you get a gift that’s a ring or necklace only to find out it turned all your skin green. But what makes a cheap or fake piece do this anyway?

This happened when the metals in the jewelry react with the acidity of your skin. Most of the time the culprit copper in that’s in the piece of jewelry. The acids in your skin can cause the copper to corrode, which then produces copper salts that are normally blue/green looking. That explains the green skin.

Keep this in mind when your Valentine’s Day shopping next month fellas. Go for the REAL stuff, not the fake cheapo one.

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