Intercept Jewelry Care Blog
How Long Does It REALLY Take For Silver To Tarnish?
How long does it REALLY take silver to tarnish? Well that depends. Is it pure silver or an alloy? Is it being handled frequently? Stored properly?
Silver can take anywhere from a few short weeks to a few years to tarnish. In this months blog we explain the different variables that effect the rate of tarnish and also the differences between pure silver, silver alloys, and how they tarnish differently.
3 Unique Traits of Intercept Technology
It has come to our attention that imitation anti-tarnish products have entered the marketplace. Despite the fact that they may look like Intercept TechnologyTM, it’s important to know they’re not.
Here are a few Intercept TechnologyTM signature features.
Contaminants | Pesky Little Details
Here are three things to keep in mind when you think of contaminants.
Your Jewelry Showcase May Be Doing More Harm Than Good | Part II
Wood treatments and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) can spell BIG problems for jewelers and their inventory.
Your Jewelry Showcase May Be Doing More Harm Than Good | Part I
It’s no surprise that jewelry tarnishes when coming in direct contact with materials HOWEVER, it’s important to note that materials NOT in direct contact with your jewelry also cause tarnish. More specifically, jewelry showcase materials...
Corrosion and Jewelry: The Bully & The Victim
If you’re not a scientist, but want a fuller understanding of metal corrosion, then this article is for you!
I’m going to break down corrosion (tarnish) and various methods of corrosion protection with a traditional analogy:
A Bully, his Victim and an Interloper...
The Jewelry Product That Saves Time, Money & Labor
We did some research, and here's how our products stack up against the competition.
Intercept™ Silver & Jewelry Care Co.'s corrosion inhibitors save you time, money and labor.
How to Protect Your Jewelry
The past few days, news headlines have been filled with a certain celebrity who had her precious jewelry stolen, and it serves as a stark reminder. Because jewelry protection is our business, we thought we would share some tips on how to ensure the protection of your jewelry and there’s more ways than one:
Leather Jewelry = Tarnish Problems
The leather jewelry trend is hot right now, but what many people might not know is that leather and precious metals don't mix.
Learn why leather causes silver and jewelry tarnish...
Identifying Ineffective Anti Tarnish Products
A recent study revealed that the majority of anti tarnish products only begin absorbing corrosive gases when they are already present at toxic levels.
Learn how you may be wasting time and money on ineffective anti tarnish products:
Importance of Transparency and MSDS's
If a manufacturer is able to categorize their chemicals as "trade secrets", they are not required to disclose the contents of their products.
With increasing environmental & health concerns, transparency and safety are more important then ever...
Tarnish & Corrosion - A Historical Flashback
Historical Flashback - 1795 Boston Time Capsule Opened
We go through life collecting memories, of times of people, sometimes all it takes is a part of a song, or the sight of some long forgotten trinket to allow memories to come cascading back into our conscience minds. Times capsules are nothing new, but what they do give us is a glimpse of a time gone by, insight into what the people who so tenderly put away their memorabilia considered important or worthy of being saved for later generations. We do not have them here to let us know why they saved particular items, but we are allowed new insights.
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