When I was around 35 weeks pregnant, my fingers finally swelled to the point where I had to take off my wedding rings. I was really self conscious about being so obviously pregnant and no wedding rings! So I bought a simple gold band that was a size and a half bigger to wear instead. It did the trick, sent the “I’m married” message. When we went up to Indiana last October, I tried on my wedding rings again and was happy they fit! I’ve been wearing them ever since. I wear the other band on my right hand.
Over Christmas, I started having trouble with my finger breaking out in a rash right around where the wedding rings were. I have a lot of trouble with sensitive skin, so I am no stranger to jewelry making my skin break out. In fact, I can’t wear cheap jewelry at all – that’s why I rarely wear jewelry.
The rash went away, so I put my rings back on and went on my merry way. Then last week the same thing happened. I took off my rings, but because I was traveling I ended up wearing them before it completely healed so I wouldn’t lose them. Finally yesterday I was fed up with the itchiness so I went to Shane Co, where we bought the rings. She cleaned the rings for me, and suggested my skin might be changing because of having a baby.
So now I’m back to the unwed mother look, though now I have a nice ring-shaped rash on my left hand! It was a big blister yesterday, but today it’s much better. I have to leave the rings off until it completely heals. She also suggested I take them off whenever I get my hands wet (like for dishes; I already take them off for showers).
I’m curious if this has happened to anyone else? I have been wearing the engagement ring for 4 years now, and the two rings combined for 3 1/2 years. Why would all of the sudden my skin break out? And why is the other ring – the one I bought last July that is now on my right hand – completely fine? And if it is hormones, why did it not break out until over 2 months after I had put the rings back on?
I hope it heals soon!
By the way, if you have sensitive skin too, I have had great success with Simply Whispers jewelry.