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I made a ring out of a quarter and I wear it on my pinky. Are there any health risks here?

Asked by lefteh (9419points) September 26th, 2008

I’ve been wearing it for about a month now, and I just realized that there are some substances in a quarter that I may not want in my body. Sometimes, when I take the ring off, there will be a dark grey shadow of the ring. This washes off easily with soap and water. Is there anything I should be concerned about?

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Magnus's avatar

Where is it from? If you found it on the ground, don’t wear it too much.

scamp's avatar

I don’t think there’s any danger. I had a quarter ring once and had no problems wearing it. I think the grey is just the silver tarnishing.

Celeste00's avatar

There’s substances in everything you don’t want in your body. Still, we mostly live long enough.

Now if you make a ring out of rusted barbed wire, you’re just asking for it…

loser's avatar

I wear a 1965 half dollar ring all the time and I haven’t had any problems with it that I’m aware of.

AstroChuck's avatar

A pinky ring? Are you mobbed up, lefteh?

Nimis's avatar

Thug life.

lefteh's avatar

I work in politics. What the hell do you think?

AstroChuck's avatar

In that case, fuhgetaboutit.

marinelife's avatar

You might coat the inside of the ring with clear nail polish to prevent the discoloration. You will periodically have to renew it as it wears off.

lefteh's avatar

Good suggestion, Marina. Thanks all!

poofandmook's avatar

how did you do that, lefteh?

windex's avatar

OMG you should be quartertined

tWrex's avatar

Well, there’s a quarter of a chance that you’ll need that to pay a toll someday.

lefteh's avatar

A hammer, a vice, a drill, and several expendable hours.

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