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.
Legality of Nickel in JewelryThe 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 IrritationSometimes 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.
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.
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.
What's the Verdict on Oxidized Silver?
Intercept™ finds it ironic that “oxidized silver” has come into fashion in the past few years. After all, blackened silver is what we’ve helped our customers avoid since our foray into the marketplace! Let’s take a look at oxidized or - more truthfully - sulfurized silver.
The Three R's
We already know that Intercept Technology™ is the most effective way to prevent tarnish. But what about when your tarnish prevention packaging is disposed of?
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...
Logistics in the Polluted World
Air quality control problems in the United States have gotten better over time. In other parts of the world, it’s a different story…
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