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Sprucing...of your jewelry

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

I am in New Zealand currently. Both racing at the 2017 World Masters Games in rowing and having a holiday. Which reminds me- sometimes metal goes funny. Because it is reactive- to acids, to bases, to minerals. I especially was reminded of this when I purposefully wore my silver in the mineral baths in Rotarua, which I was warned against doing but thought it a fun experiment. High sulfur and acid content= lovely blackened silver. It also happens on very sweaty acidic skin. My sterling silver at fist looked gold, and now has a lovely darkened coppery tone. No problemo...

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The Truth About Nickel and Silver Allergies and How to Cope

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

Full Disclosure: I am not a doctor or a scientist, but I have experience with metal allergies, and how to safely wear nickel containing & silver jewelry. I remember wearing pink telephone earrings as a kid...who knows what they were made of- the phones were probably lead (they certainly felt heavy enough) painted pink on some rusty old misc. metal French wires.  I wore them without incident. I had excellent digestion.  I ate the entire rainbow of food-from oatmeal to hamburger. As a teen during the fat free craze, I parted ways with animal flesh and began eating as a...

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