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  • Do Retailers Really Need Tarnish Prevention Packaging?

    There are many types of silver storage and jewelry packaging items available today. While their purpose may be the same, quality and efficiency are what separate the best from the rest. But do we really need tarnish prevention packaging? Retailers say yes, and they require it from their vendors! The trusted storage that retailers prefer is based on proven long-term, non-toxic protection that successfully prevents tarnish.

    So how important is the tarnish prevention component of your jewelry packaging? It's extremely important because environmental corrosion is ever increasing and so are the challenges of keeping silver and other metal valuables from tarnishing under these worsening conditions. The rising amounts of H2S and other tarnish causing gases in the air affect all levels of the retail supply chain from jewelry manufacturing plants overseas to warehouses, safes, and display cases here in the U.S., right down to customers at home. For retailers, tarnished merchandise costs them money through vendor and customer returns and lost sales, especially in highly polluted regions like Asia and India where a lot of silver jewelry is manufactured. Retailers simply cannot afford to lose potential sales because their merchandise is not up to par.

  • 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.

  • How to Keep Your Silverware and Flatware Free of Tarnish

    Mostly everyone who is engaged in maintaining the quality of their home, their furniture and appliances take careful consideration into home improvement. You might be content with the quality of your interior, but are you concerned about the condition of your flatware? How would you like to have dinnerware that is both clean and tarnish-free? After all, tarnish is not necessarily the most attractive image you’d wish to see on your flatware. Have you ever found a spoon in your drawer which you had to switch for a new one since there was a bit of a tarnish overload? You’re not alone.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Where Does Silver Stand?

    If you are involved in the jewelry industry, then you are well aware of the recent drop in the price of gold. So, with reasonably priced gold making a return to the jewelry industry, how will this impact the jewelry market and silver use?
  • Protect Your Wedding Silver From Tarnish

    Wedding season is upon us! June is still the most popular month for weddings and that means there are a lot of "just married" brides and brides-to-be out there. With weddings come the gifts, of course. We want to remind you to properly care for your wedding silver before tarnish and corrosion can get to it.
  • 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.
  • Silver Storage Tips

    In our last post “Keep Silver From Tarnishing”, we discussed the various causes of silver tarnish. So, how can you avoid these sources of harmful gases and materials when storing your silver? Whether you use a jewelry box, silver chest, display case, or other storage method, tarnish will find your silver unless you have sufficient protection. When it comes to safeguarding your metal valuables there are two main concerns to consider: scratching and tarnish.