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How to Care for Plated Jewelry
How to Care for Your Plated Jewelry: Never allow your plated jewelry to come into contact with any water. You can store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box or soft pouch. If residue builds up on your plated jewelry after normal wear and tear, you can take a microfiber cloth and lightly dab the jewelry piece. Never rub or wipe the metal of the jewelry piece. Never use water or any cleaning solution on your plated jewelry. Tips for Handling Your Plated Jewelry: Wash your hands before putting on or removing your plated jewelry. This will help prevent the...
Why Use Lab-Created Crushed Opal Over Natural Opal for Inlaying?
Synthetic opal is an excellent choice for inlay material whether you are a beginner or professional. Here are a few reasons that stand out in comparison to natural opal: Natural opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica that has a water content ranging from as low as 3% to as high as 21%. While there are many ways of stabilizing natural opal, (our) synthetic crushed opal does not contain water and has been stabilized by polymer. Due to being stabilized by polymer, the synthetic crushed opal will experience less cracking and crazing throughout its lifetime. Lab-created opal...
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