One of the myths associated with gold jewelry says that the black stripe that appears on the skin after contact with the jewelry symbolizes the evil eye. However, the dark trail can only be explained by a simple chemical reaction.
It is not uncommon for gypsies and other scammers to check whether there is an evil eye on a person. There is even a simple fortune-telling, for which you need to hold a ring of precious metal over your cheek and see if a trace has appeared. There is also a belief that gold leaves dark furrows on the skin in people with chronic diseases. But all this is nothing more than a delusion.
Another popular omen speaks of the presence of dark marks on the skin in people who consume large amounts of meat.
Causes of gold marks on the skin
In fact, it is not uncommon for a skin reaction to occur if a person uses cream or other cosmetic products containing mercury. It can be blush, powder. In this case, when the composition enters into a chemical reaction with gold, traces are formed on the skin.
There are several other reasons for the appearance of blackness on the skin in contact with gold jewelry. And one of them is the amino acids found in the human body. Moreover, in some people, the body may react to the precious metal, and in some people, such a reaction is not observed.
There is an opinion that the skin turns black from contact with gold in people with diseases of the endocrine system and liver.
Often black marks from gold rings, chains and bracelets remain with allergy sufferers. Today it is impossible to find jewelry made of pure gold on sale, so the alloy may contain components that provoke allergic reactions. For example, a nickel alloy. Or copper, which can turn the skin greenish.
Stripes on the skin of the face or hands can also form if the polishing paste is not removed properly from a precious metal product. It is used for processing and cleaning jewelry items. To get rid of the paste, it is enough to rinse the ring or chain well.
Gold quality and dark marks on the skin
An analysis of the quality of the jewelry will help to answer the question of why dark stripes remain on the skin when wearing gold jewelry. If the product does not correspond to the data specified in the product certificate, rings and earrings with a high alloy content will naturally leave lines on the body. It is widely believed that nickel or copper, when sweat gets on the jewelry, also causes a corresponding reaction and darkening of the skin.