Here at Mason & Madison Co., we source quality metals and use high quality plating. With that said, fashion jewelry (including plated, 925 Sterling Silver and expensive jewelry brands) can experience normal wear and tear like this over time. To extend the life of your jewelry, please give them occasional breaks and to keep them away from any moisture and creams.
Please follow these tips to maintain the quality and prevent early tarnish:
How to avoid the Green Finger
IMPORTANT: Traces of copper will be found in Gold/Rose Gold plating as this contributes to the coloring of the metal. In some extreme cases of sensitive, highly acidic skin, you may experience some oxidization (slight greening). The other main cause of oxidization is chemicals found in hand creams. This is in fact a common trait in even the finest of jewelry, however if you wish to get more information on our plating and how to prevent any oxidization, we advise you to read our Green Finger Guide to understand why a persons finger might turn green and how to prevent it.
If you are allergic or sensitive to metals or have had green tainting before then you are likely to experience the same reaction.
Those that are sensitive to metals should not purchase copper/brass based jewelry and instead opt for our Stainless Steel jewelry or Solid Gold jewelry (available for custom order).
Our 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry (all 925 Sterling Silver contains 92.5% sterling silver and 6.5% copper) which may be a better option for you if have had green tainting before.
We take no responsibility or liability for any reactions that may take place; It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure all precautions are taken as we are unable to know each individual's allergies and sensitivities.
Alternatively, you contact our support team and we’ll be happy to help.