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Silver 925

Spread aluminum foil on the surface of a plate to cover. Mix a tbsp. baking soda and a cup of warm water (not hot) and stir until the soda dissolves. Place your jewelry in the mixture and leave it for a few minutes. As soon as you see them change color, it's time to remove them. Don't leave them inside for longer than necessary, because water can do more damage.

Alternatively, mix baking soda and water (3 parts baking soda, 1 part water) to create a paste. Rub each side of the jewelry with the mixture with a clean cloth and you will see them shine again.

Brass (Faux)

You will use 2 bowls. In one pour an equal amount of water and white vinegar. In the other mix 1 tbsp. baking soda with 1 cup cold water.

Rub each side of the jewelry with a cloth dipped in the vinegar liquid.

Then wet another clean cloth with the water you dissolved the baking soda in and wipe the surface of the jewelry.

Finally wipe well with a dry cloth.

Gold plated – Silver plated metal

Put a small amount of toothpaste on an old toothbrush and rub the jewelry on the tarnished areas. Rinse with water to remove residue and dry with a clean soft cloth.

Glass beads

A few drops of vodka will clean any type of glass or crystal. Only go through the glass parts and avoid rubbing alcohol on anything else that isn't crystal.


Pearls are a natural material and their cleaning requires different tactics than other jewelry. On a soft, clean cloth pour a small amount of olive oil and pass the pearls one by one along the entire length of the jewelry. To remove the remains of olive oil, gently wipe with a soft, clean cloth and you will see them shine again.



What is this phenomenon and why does it happen when wearing certain types of jewelry?

Contrary to popular belief, the jewelry of skin that turns green underneath a piece of jewelry doesn’t occur due to the poor quality of the jewelry, nor is it harmful. It is a perfectly normal, yet rare, response to certain materials within the jewelry, and can appear when wearing fine expensive jewelry just as much as with more affordable options.


But how does it work, and how can it be prevented? 

The patch of skin in contact with a jewel turns green when the materials oxidise. This means they react to the pH levels of your skin and create a tarnish, which then leaves a stain on the skin. People who happen to have a higher acidic pH within their skin tend to experience this phenomenon more often and, whilst rare, it’s worth knowing what to do when such an instance arises.


Another common culprit is the chemicals in your hand creams which will cause the metal to oxidise even if your skin is not sensitive to metals. The most common ingredient in any piece of jewelry that causes this scenario is copper. Copper is a useful alloy (stabilising material) that is combined with silver or gold-plated jewelry in order to secure the shape and consistency of the piece. Pure gold and silver are naturally too soft to work with, and therefore must be alloyed (stabilised) with other materials in order to create a secure, good-quality piece of jewelry.

This formula results in the highest quality silver jewelry, and is used by high-end brands as well as more affordable fashion jewelry brands, and therefore it must never be assumed that a trace of copper equals poor quality. Quite the contrary, it makes your jewelry stronger.

If you are one of the few people who experience staining when you wear jewelry, there are some steps you can take to prevent such occurrences and better enjoy your accessories.


  1. Keep the area dry

Take off your rings before you wash your hands, shower, or go swimming. Damp skin can often expedite the process of oxidation and cause a more noticeable green stain on your skin. If you are going swimming, it’s especially important to remove your jewelry, as the chlorine will leave a green stain and also damage your jewelry!


  1. Pay attention with lotions

Chemicals found in lotions can also react to the materials in your jewelry, therefore causing a darker stain on your skin. Make sure the lotion has absorbed into your skin completely before putting on your jewelry.


  1. Ask about what materials are in your jewelry

Whilst green staining can happen from many different types of jewelry—both high and low quality, it is true that lower quality jewelry is more likely to cause a stain. Always be aware of what materials are present in your jewelry, in order to avoid the Green Finger. Stainless steel, 925 sterling silver, platinum, rhodium-plated and gold-plated materials are all made from safe materials that are good for sensitive skin, and yet can still cause some staining. Try to avoid nickel, as it is the cheapest and lowest quality material that can be found in jewelry, and is known to cause irritation and infection.


  1. Apply a polymer barrier

One of the best and most effective ways to avoid the Green Finger is to apply a polymer barrier to the inner band of your jewelry. This effectively creates a barrier between the jewelry and your skin, which prevents oxidisation and staining.  A Jewelry Shield product is cheap to buy, and you will need to reapply every few weeks once it has worn away. This is by far the cheapest and most efficient way of reducing Green Skin, without splashing out on expensive solid-gold or solid-platinum accessories.

Allergy Jewelry Shield – Paint-On Protective Barrier – Includes Brush, 0.5 Ounces

Knowing how to avoid jewelry staining is useful, but you’re probably reading this article because you have already fallen prey to the unfortunate Green Skin.


What can you do to remove the staining?

The first and most obvious step is to remove the stain by scrubbing your skin with soap and warm water. Use a nailbrush to provide a little more friction. If this doesn’t work, you can also use make-up remover or rubbing alcohol for more stubborn stains. Wipe over the affected area with some cotton, and then rinse of with warm water and soap.

For particularly dark and troublesome stains, you may also use a non-acetone nail varnish remover. Again, use a cotton pad to apply gently over the stain, and rinse with soap and warm water. This method should be your last option however, and should not be used on a regular basis, as it is harsher on the skin and can cause dryness.

Silver 925: The metal has the property of oxidizing over time and losing its luster. You can restore it by rubbing it with a soft cloth or by leaving it for 15 minutes in a container of baking soda and warm water.

Gold Plated – Silver Plated Metal: The plating of the jewelry tends to wear off over time, eventually overpowering the natural color present in the base. This is accelerated if the jewelry is often in contact with water or chemicals (creams, perfumes, sweat, etc.). It is recommended to keep them in their packaging when not in use, and avoid contact with water during use.

Stainless Steel: It has a high resistance to corrosion, is hardly affected by acids and is not easily scratched. However, in case it shows signs of deterioration, you can clean it using warm water, soap and a little vinegar.

Brass: Brass tends to corrode both from its contact with water, as well as from daily use (simple contact with the skin or sweat) and its contact with chemicals (creams, perfumes, etc.). For its long-term maintenance, contact with water and chemicals should be avoided, while when not in use, it should be kept in its packaging and not exposed.


All jewelry that is made of stainless steel is completely stainless and does not tarnish over time.

Jewelry that is made of brass contains a clasp and a chain extension that are also made of brass.

Jewelry made of pearls, glass beads, acrylic beads, etc. contains clasp, chain extension and  base of brass.



If you wear your Hadra pieces every day, first of all, THANK YOU!

We are ecstatic that you love our products enough to make them your daily staple. However over the time, it is inevitable that the protective rhodium, platinum or gold plating will wear away over the time, revealing more copper contact with your skin. Showing a little love and taking care of your Hadra pieces will forestall this natural wear and tear.


To extend the life of your jewelry, give them occasional breaks from every day wear, and keep them away from any moisture and especially chemicals.

  • Avoid sweat
  • Wipe with soft cloth
  • Avoid sleeping in your jewelry
  • Avoid chemicals – Wait for hand and face creams to absorb completely before putting on any jewelry (chemicals in creams are one of the main culprits!)
  • Avoid bathing, showering or washing your hands with jewelry on


Give your pieces a wipe with a soft cloth to clean them. You can also keep them in a small cloth bag, away from humidity, when not in use in order to minimise scratching and oxidation. By taking precautionary steps and proper care of your jewelry, you can say goodbye to unsightly stains and marks. Remember that green staining is not necessarily due to the jewelry being ‘fake’ or cheap, but can happen with even the highest quality brands! Simply follow this guide, and you can flaunt your Hadra pieces with confidence and comfort.

1. Get a piece of string or cut up a thin piece of paper and wrap it around your finger firmly. (make sure the paper/string sits very firm on your finger, how you would want the ring to fit, that means it should not be loose and not extremely tight).

2. Mark the string or piece of paper to get the circumference (in mm).

3. Lay the string or paper down against a ruler to measure the circumference (in mm/cm).

4. Please use the table above to measure your circumference (in mm) against the USA sizing column.

5. Please choose the ring size that is closest to your circumference if you are in-between sizes.

If you have an existing ring
Alternatively, please measure the internal diameter if your current ring and use the chart to measure inside diameter against US sizing.

• Average ring size for women is US 6-7.
• Please measure your finger when they are warm as cold fingers will measure smaller.

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