18 Pieces Of Jewelry That Won't Turn Your Skin Green

We all know the horror — you remove your new favorite necklace/ring/bracelet/pair of earrings, only to discover that your skin is now as green as Lady Liberty herself. And that new piece of jewelry? It went from A-list to sh*t list real fast.

Obviously, it's no news that our skin can react poorly to cheap metal, turning our lovely necks and ears an awkward (though totally harmless) teal tint. But a lesser-known fact is that even fancy, expensive jewelry isn't always exempt from this oxidization; too many times has my solid yellow-gold ring left blue markings on my nose during cold and flu season. Though it may seem like you're damned if you do or don't, the reality is there are tons of pieces that will make you look next-level, no strings green attached. Our tip: Look for non-metal chokers, white-gold necklaces, and stainless steel hoops, as they're the least likely materials to turn you all Kermit the Frog.

While we want to go green in nearly every other capacity (love you, Mother Earth), our jewelry is the exception. Click on for 18 picks that won't turn on you.
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The only green to be had here is the green you'll be saving with this great price point.

Nordstrom Bar Divided Hoop Earrings, $14.97, available at Nordstrom Rack.
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Just think how good this would look layered on top of a gray turtleneck.

Ventrone Chronicles Sicily Knotted Choker, $35, available at Ventrone Chronicles.
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Whether you have your ears pierced once, twice, or three or more times, this set is perfect for mixing and matching.

Bagatiba Stainless Steel Earring Set, $60, available at Bagatiba.
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Wear it plain, or load this chain up with your favorite charms.

Loquet London 18-Inch White Gold Chain, $345, available at Moda Operandi.
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Not all stainless steel looks silver. Upgrade your stud game with this rose-gold-hued pair.

Skagen Amalie Rose Gold Tone Long Linear Stud Earrings, $45, available at Skagen.
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I've tried this elusive choker on myself and can vouch that the double netting is exactly what you'll want to wear every day and every night. It's that good.

BreeLayne Double Layer Netted Choker, $80, available at BreeLayne.
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Watches are exactly where you don't want to go green. Try a stainless steel version to avoid any mishaps.

Nixon Sentry 38 Stainless Steel Watch, $200, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Okay, so based on composition alone, this necklace could technically turn your skin green. But if you style it like in this picture (as you should), over your high-neck blouses and turtlenecks, you'll be gravy.

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Reservoir Necklace, $106, available at Lisa Says Gah.
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Sometimes it's better to dodge metals altogether. And with this fishnet choker, we're not missing them one bit.

Joomi Lim Fishnet Lace Choker, $100, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Made of white gold, this everyday stud won't be giving you any issues.

Catbird Snow Queen Stud, $356, available at Catbird.
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The return of the puka-shell necklace is quite controversial. If you dig it, here's a fun Technicolor way to embrace the trend.

Venessa Arizaga Shell We Dance Choker, $195, available at Venessa Arizaga.
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Quartz will not only not make your skin green, it's also rumored to have cleansing energy.

Kathleen Whitaker Carved Quartz Ring, $518, available at Shop Anaise.
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Finally, a choker that doubles as a turtleneck!

Front Row Shop
Red Front Zip Knitted Choker, $15, available at Front Row Shop.
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I wonder if you can hear the ocean while wearing this.

Cixous72 Ark Earring, $20, available at Cixous72.
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If you have a double piercing, I vote for wearing both of these on one ear.

Twisted Goods Circle Stud Earrings, $43, available at Shoptiques.
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Don't worry about green ear with this super-fancy earring you can wear with a T-shirt or ball gown.

Delfina Delettrez Pearl & White Gold Ear Eclipse Medium Earring, $1,281, available at MatchesFashion.
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Meet your new everyday hoops.

Topshop Tomboy Stainless Steel Hoop Earrings, $14, available at Topshop.
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This one isn't just cool, it's undoubtedly warm.

Vejas Shearling Choker, $250, available at Opening Ceremony.

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