THE RING DOES NOT FIT
If the ring does not fit many rings may be 'stretched' or 'shrunk' a size or more.
Get an accurate size (visit your local jeweler) and return the ring.
I will usually resize a ring at no charge.
If I cannot 'stretch' or 'shrink' the ring and you specified the wrong size
there will be a nominal charge to remake the ring.
THE RING TURNS MY FINGER BLACK
This problem occurs most often with sterling silver rings.
The most common reason is metallic abrasion, caused by makeup on
skin or clothing. Cosmetics often contain compounds harder than the
jewelry itself, which wear or rub off very tiny particles. Very finely
divided metal always appears black rather than metallic, so it looks
like a jet-black dust. When this dust comes into contact with absorbent
surfaces such as skin or clothing, it sticks, forming a black smudge.
To prevent this you should try switching cosmetics. If this is not
possible try removing the ring while applying cosmetics and clean
your fingers with soap and water after you are finished.
Another cause is actual corrosion of the metals. Gold itself
does not corrode, but its primary alloys of silver or copper will
do so - forming very dark chemical compounds - under moist
or wet conditions. Try removing rings before using soaps,
cleaning compounds or detergents, and cleaning rings frequently.
If the above corrective actions do not solve the problem I'd recommend
switching to 14k or 18k gold. If this does not work then try platinium.
If switching to another metal is required I will credit the origional ring
purchase price towards remaking the ring in the higher karet metal.