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Intercept Jewelry Care Blog

  • The Issue with Silver, Leather & Rubber

    An interesting jewelry design is the combining of silver with leather and/or rubber. We see these creations in bracelets, necklaces, earrings, watc...
  • How Air Pollution Affects Your Jewelry and How to Avoid Tarnish

    Your jewelry is undoubtedly precious. Whether it marks a milestone, was given for a special occasion, or has an important significance to you, it likely holds sentimental value. With that being said, you want to ensure that your jewelry remains clean and looking its finest. While you probably already know not to wear it when taking a shower, doing strenuous chores, and to keep it away from harsh chemicals, did you know that air pollution can also cause damage to your jewelry?

  • Useful Facts about Tarnish and Silver

    Whether it’s your favorite piece of jewelry or the fancy silverware that you save for special occasions, there is nothing worse than finding tarnish has covered the entire surface of your silver. Tarnish can seem like a huge hassle that comes with owning silver, but it doesn’t have to be. Simply purchasing anti tarnish material can be the solution you are looking for. However, many people do not understand the facts behind tarnish and silver. Here are a few things you ought to know in order to keep your jewelry looking new:

  • Tips for Keeping Your Favorite Fashion Items Safe

    Do you ever feel like you go through clothes, jewelry, and purses too quickly? There's absolutely nothing wrong with getting bored of one item and swapping it for another, but if you seem to notice tears, scuffs, and tarnish frequently, it may be time for you to take a different approach to maintaining your things. When people start to notice more wear and tear on their possessions, they immediately think that the problem is with what they purchased, when it's really with the way they care for their things. However, you'd be surprised at how some simple tips and tricks can keep your items in good shape and help you get a lot more use out of them.

  • Easy Tricks to Keep your Silver Dinnerware Tarnish-Free

    With the recent passing of what is known as "engagement season" – the time around Christmas and Valentine's Day when people tend to propose to their significant others – many of you have probably gotten started on a gift registry or received some lovely anniversary gifts. If you received silver dinnerware, of course you want to keep it looking shiny and new.

  • Silver Storage Bags: A Solution to the Chemical Impact of Sulfur on Silver

    Tarnish is a chemical reaction on the surface of metal. It causes a layer of corrosion on any metal object, whether it is silver, brass, or copper. Historically, objects made from silver were created for a variety of reasons, ranging from religious, artistic, technical, and domestic uses. To this day, silver still plays a substantial part in our lives.
  • Packaging's effect on silver

    One of the most common issues that retailers and manufacturers of silver and silver jewelry experience, is tarnishing of their silver when stored and/or shipped in their boxes. Many of these companies find out after the fact, that their packaging, be it ring boxes, bracelet boxes, etc., is causing the silver to tarnish rapidly.

  • The Storage Bag Solution For Your Silver

    Okay, we want to give you the scoop on storing your silver and other metal jewelry in plastic bags. Not just any plastic ziplock bag will do. Anti-tarnish ziplock bags protect your silver jewelry and other small metal valuables from tarnish while proividing visibility of your inventory. Available in a variety of sizes, these bags are ideal for the retailer or consumer looking to deliver their merchandise to the consumer in pristine condition. So, what distingishes an anti-tarnish plastic bag from a ordinary plastic bag? Let us explain.

    As you may know, plastic bags without any anti-tarnish protection seal moisture and tarnish-causing gases in with your jewelry. In addition, corrosive gases can eventually permeate the bag and damage the items inside. Therefore, when using plain plastic bags to store silver, it is often suggested to include an anti-tarnish strip. The ideal solution is to find a bag that incorporates tarnish protection as part of the bag itself, therefore safely eliminating this need for additional anti-tarnish precautions in your packaging. 

    When dealing with several types of jewelry and materials, it is crucial for your storage method to suit the jewelry being safeguarded. The optimum product for protecting your jewelry is non-toxic, non-abrasive tarnish prevention bags that are safe for all metals and gemstones, including pearls, emeralds, amber, opals, etc., Such a product allows the retailer, manufacturer, or consumer to use one product to efficiently store different kinds of jewelry. If you can find packaging that is also re-usable, recyclable, and environmentally friendly, you will had an added benefit to your jewelry storage.