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Does anyone know if hand sanitizers like Purell cause damage to rings? I've heard people say they can weaken prongs or cause discoloration but I haven't been able to find any information confirming this online. My jeweler told me that I shouldn't have to worry about my platinum rings. Does anyone have any information or experience with these products damaging jewelry?

 

I'm a nurse so I use hand sanitizer about 100000 times a day. Maybe some of you other nurse-brides have some input?

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Ive never heard that and Im an RN too. Yeah, my ring is white gold, had it since May '08 and it still looks fine. I have to have mine inspected 2x year for insurance, so if the prongs are getting weak from sanitizer Ill find out next month when its due.

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My rings are platinum and I've had my E-Ring for 4 years now. I can't say that I use the hand sanitized a 10000 times a day but, about 5-10 and haven't notices any effect on my rings. Actually, it's the first time I hear anything like that huh02.gif

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i use it all the time (not 10K a day, but a few times haha) and i have WG bands. i havent noticed any discoloration or weakening, and i've had it inspected 2 times and rhodium dipped 1 time in the year that i've had it.

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I am also a nurse and use purell stuff quite a bit, I have yellow gold e-ring and no discoloration yet. I have had it since may this year

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I'm an RN too, and I think I use Purell like 100 times a night. I've been wearing my e-ring (Platinum) for 2 1/2 years, and my wedding band for year and a half. I haven't had any discoloration or prong weakening....

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Ok, I feel better now! I hadn't heard of it before either but recently heard it from two different people. Now that I think about it, how could an alcohol based sanitizer damage metal?

 

On another note, it's nice to see other RNs on here!

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Well here is another RN here for you that uses the sanitizers a LOT!!!!! I have had my e-ring for a while now and it is WG with no signs of damage from the alcohol. I seem to of heard that before too, but everyone at work wears their rings with no problems.

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