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  • Legality of Nickel in Jewelry

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 10-20% of the population is allergic to nickel. Legislation such as the EU’s Nickel Directive should act as a global standard to address the issue. However, in the United States, no such regulations exist.
  • Jewelry & Skin Irritation

    Sometimes beauty is difficult. Whether it’s that less-than-comfortable pair of shoes, the pain of hair removal or the tighter-than-pleasant clothes, we’re prone to enduring some amount of pain in order to look good. One avenue of fashion in which you should not suffer, however, is jewelry.
  • What's Up With The Price of Silver?

    A great deal of speculation has been made towards where silver where go from here. Thus far, 2019 has been on the upswing from -9.5% to -3.6%. But what about going forward? Let’s take a look at what drives the price of silver.
  • The Reusability of Intercept Products

    Reusable packaging is the perfect solution to reducing environmental impact as well as business costs. In contrast to one-time use packaging, reusable packaging pays for itself in efficiency. It’s simple: the more you can use the product in logistics, the less waste being produced, the less replacement materials that need to be purchased.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Zeolites: The Difference Between Adsorption & Absorption

    It’s come to our attention that some new VCI papers coming out of Japan are touting the use of zeolites in their products. In theory, the presence of zeolites would act as gates, adsorbing agents of corrosion and protecting the precious metals in proximity to the VCI. However, the science of these products simply do not hold up.
  • Paradise Wildfires | Atmospheric Effects

    Paradise was the worst wildfire in California’s recorded history, causing at least 86 fatalities. Environmental damage, as well as urban damage, reached heights that many of us could never imagine. Although the fire is now 100% contained, there are still effects and impacts that are not 100% understood.

  • Why is Silver Jewelry So Popular?

    For the majority of human history, it has played second fiddle to the king of decadence - gold. Let’s take a look at how its faired lately in this eternal power struggle.
  • What's Up with the Price of Gold?

    A great deal of speculation this summer pointed towards gold being a “no-brainer” short term investment. Thus far, that projection seems to have hit the nail on the head. But what about going forward? Let’s take a look at what drives the price of gold.

  • Doing Business in California? You'll Want to Read This...

    If you're doing business in California, you must abide by Proposition 65. This requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase. Depending on the anti-tarnish you use, this could meanbig problems.

  • Tarnish & Corrosion: What's the Difference?

    While often used interchangeably, tarnish and corrosion are not one in the same. More specifically, tarnish is a form of corrosion. We thought we’d set the record straight and clarify a few things about these scientific and chemical processes.

  • Kilauea Volcano | Sulphur Dioxide

    For those of you who have been paying attention to current events, Hawaii has been subject to a volcanic explosion for the past several months. Indeed, lava is a sight to behold. However, what we’re focused on more-so than the lava on the ground is the elements in the air.