From reader MeganRJ:
I’m curious about the ring you are wearing in this video. Did you replace your wedding ring?
Astute observation! And yes, sort of…but not by choice. My much-loved pawn-shop engagement ring developed two issues, and if any of you could help me with either one, I would be very grateful:
1) It developed sort of tarnishy-looking black spots around one of the diamonds (the one on the left, pictured above). They don’t come off with jewelry cleaner, and have gotten worse over time. My suspicion is that the three diamonds were added onto the ring – not originally part of it – and that some other metal (apparently one that turns black over time) was used to affix them.
2) I became allergic to it. I think. My skin turned red, dry, and blistery wherever the ring touched it…but I’m not sure an allergy makes sense, because I’ve been fine with it up until now, and I can still wear all my other yellow gold jewelry.
So pending further investigation I’ve retired my actual engagement ring in favor of a gorgeous rose gold and pink amethyst ring Kendrick bought me for my birthday two years ago, and which I ordinarily wear on the other hand.
Any ideas for how I can get this thing back into circulation?