Not long ago Intercept silver & Jewelry Care Co. was an exhibitor at the annual MJSA Expo New York. With show attendance up from last year, there was no shortage of industry experts, jewelry professionals, and students buzzing around the Hilton New York.
There are several different types of silver that you may come across while jewelry. Learning the differences will allow you make an educated purchase with regard to price and quality.
Silver has been a major player in jewelry industry for some time now. It should come as no surprise than that silver jewelry purchases for this holiday season are not only strong, but higher than last year. Retailers around the country are reporting widespread consumer preference for the precious metal as silver sales continue to rise.
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.
In one of our posts from last month we discussed the various reasons behind silver's staying power in the jewelry industry. As we mentioned, this precious metal's affordability and versatility have made it a popular choice among manufacturers and consumers. Not surprisingly, its popularity is forecasted to rise this year.
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