Intercept Jewelry Care Blog
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.
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?
Tips for Caring for Your Holiday Ornaments: Part 2If you enjoy decorating your home for the holidays, then you’re probably already getting ready to add festive flair to your home for the upcoming season. While embellishing your home can be a fun activity and is a festive way to celebrate the new season, it’s crucial that you properly display and care for your decorations to ensure their longevity. With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas approaching, consider these tips to care for your seasonal decorations and keep them looking their best now and for years to come.
Tips for Caring for Your Holiday Ornaments
If you enjoy decorating your home for the holidays, then you’re probably already getting ready to add festive flair to your home for the upcoming season. While embellishing your home can be a fun activity and is a festive way to celebrate the new season, it’s crucial that you properly display and care for your decorations to ensure their longevity. With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas approaching, consider these tips to care for your seasonal decorations and keep them looking their best now and for years to come.
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.
Sterling Silver Christmas Ornaments
Sterling silver christmas ornaments make great gifts.
Here's a few tips on how to properly care for them:
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.
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.
A Sterling Silver Fact List
When you own sterling silver jewelry, it's important to take care of your pieces when they're not being worn. Storing silver jewelry properly will protect it from dust, tarnish and fungus. While most people may be aware of the importance of sterling silver storage, not everyone may know what the metal actually is or how it's made. For this reason, we have compiled several important facts that every jewelry owner should be aware of:
Quality Assurance Tips for Preventing Tarnish
When working with silver jewelry, one of the biggest challenges is getting products, tarnish free, to their final destination while conforming to strict quality assurance guidelines set by retailers, and demanded by consumers. Whether that destination is the distributor, the retailer, or the consumer, there are certain precautions that should be followed to avoid customer returns, delays, and related fees that some retailers may charge their vendors.
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.
Ways to Avoid Silver Tarnish
Many of us out there appreciate fine silver. Whether it’s a necklace, an ornament, or even silverware, we enjoy its striking aesthetic. After spending a good deal of money on silver, the last thing you would want would be for it to tarnish. After all, many of us appreciate silver for its beautiful luster and sheen.
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