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.
The Ultimate Metal to Survive a Financial CrisisGold and silver are both great options when it comes to preserving your wealth, especially during times of crisis. But with gold being so expensive per ounce, silver is the best option when it comes to preserving your wealth.
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.
Gold & Silver: Worth the Investment?
Thinking about investing in gold and silver commodities, futures or ETF's?
Here's important information.
Gold & Silver
What is it that gave gold and silver value and why were these metals used as a means of exchange?
What Causes Tarnish?
There's only one source of silver tarnish.
Contrary to popular belief, it IS NOT moisture or humidity.
Read on to learn what causes tarnish.
Protect What Matters Most To You
What Matters Most to You?
It's an essential question that oscillates throughout our lives. More likely than not, though, what matters most to you is that which you feel the strongest compulsion to protect.
What's The Verdict on Tarnish Resistant Alloys?
Metallurgists and scientists have developed new ways of making silver, creating alloys that are theoretically less prone to tarnish. But do they work and, if so, what are their ramifications?
What is Corrosion? (aka "Tarnish")
Corrosion comes in many forms and as we approach the holiday season, silver is as popular as ever and with that, corrosion (aka tarnish) remains an important issue. But do you really know what corrosion is? If you spent an evening browsing the web for corrosion definitions, you would find some are specific, some are in the middle with regard to complexity, and some are broader and more profound. Here are two of our favorites:
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.
Anti tarnish coatings for silver
In our last blog, we discussed some of the various types of anti tarnish coatings. Now we will take a more in depth look as to the effectiveness of these coatings.
Anti tarnish platings and coatings
In our last blog we discussed how packaging can cause silver to tarnish and what to look our for with your packaging so it does not create tarnishing issues. This brings us to the next subject in this seriesm anti tarnish plating and coating for tarnish prevention.
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