How to Restore & Protect Jewelry from Tarnish & Fading
ProtectaClear® is ideal to protect jewelry & your skin too.
ProtectaClear makes Jewelry Hypoallergenic and Stops Tarnish, Fading, Allergies and Skin Discoloration on Copper, Brass Silver, Gold, Bronze, Metal Clay, Nickel, Plated Metals and other types of Jewelry
We know that copper, brass and silver jewelry is gorgeous, however it can be frustrating when then jewelry loses its luster to oxidation, tarnish and wear. For those who are prone to metal allergies: Great News! ProtectaClear also makes your jewelry hypoallergenic. Additionally, many jewelry designers and manufacturers are using less expensive metals, which compounds the problems of tarnish, skin discoloration, and allergies.
Jewelry Restored with ProtectaClear®
How to Clean and Protect Jewelry
Join the thousands of jewelry designers, manufacturers and owners that use ProtectaClear® to protect jewelry. Our coating ensures that jewelry can be enjoyed and hassle-free. ProtectaClear® is a skin-safe, anti-tarnish clear coating, that is practically invisible, and will protect your jewelry from tarnish, oxidation and fading. Furthermore, the coating will make the jewelry hypoallergenic, thus help to prevent an allergic reaction to metals.
Stop Skin Allergies with ProtectaClear
Solve the issue of skin allergies by sealing your jewelry with ProtectaClear. Jewelry can darken the skin for a number of reasons. So many jewelry designers and manufacturers are using less expensive metals these days which often creates tarnish, fingerprints and skin discoloration. Many people are allergic to nickel and have a problem with jewelry made with nickel. ProtectaClear will seal the metal and allow people to wear nickel jewelry without the allergic reactions.
Causes of Skin Allergies by Jewelry:
Your body chemistry can react with jewelry, especially due to sulfur, amino acids in sweat, leading to discoloration. Medications like antibiotics or chemotherapy can also alter your body's chemistry.
Acidity in your body can turn silver and gold jewelry green, especially in hot, humid weather. Oxidation causes this reaction with silver, tarnishing it. Gold mixed with metals like silver, copper, or nickel can also lead to skin discoloration.
Copper jewelry may cause a green discoloration to your skin due to your metabolism. Chelated copper deposits react to your body chemistry and give your skin a green stain.
Inexpensive jewelry containing nickel can also cause green skin. While nickel isn't harmful in small amounts, it can trigger allergic reactions in some, leading to red, itchy skin alongside discoloration. The CDC estimates that 20% of people are allergic to nickel.
Tarnished jewelry can darken your skin, especially when cosmetics like creams and lotions accelerate tarnishing. Certain chemicals in cosmetics may cause abrasion on metal jewelry, leaving tiny particles on clothes and skin, leading to darkening.
Sterling silver, on the other hand, is 7.5% copper. However, this does not give the skin a green stain. Instead, it causes a black stain because of the tarnishing of the metal.
Is ProtectaClear® safe on jewelry to be worn on skin?Yes, ProtectaClear® is safe on skin and is used by many jewelry designers and jewelry manufacturers. ProtectaClear® will protect the metal as well as the skin of the wearer from discoloration. ProtectaClear® will make jewelry hypoallergenic. ProtectaClear® is practically invisible and is used on polished metal jewelry and even jewelry with patina on it.
How does ProtectaClear make jewelry hypoallergenic?ProtectaClear is painted onto clean jewelry and provides a protective barrier between the metal and sensitive skin. Two coats are recommended on most jewelry to ensure the metal is completely covered so even sensitive skin is protected. ProtectaClear is skin safe once cured. It is thin and completely clear and will not change the look of the jewelry.
How is ProtectaClear different than clear nail polish?Nail polish is a lacquer and does not have the protective properties of ProtectaClear. ProtectaClear has Anti-Oxidants in it to prevent tarnish as well as protecting skin from allergies. ProtectaClear is skin-safe once it is cured and is much longer lasting than nail polish for protecting jewelry and skin.
Can I use ProtectaClear® on my jewelry with Patina?Yes, ProtectaClear® will look great with patinas like Liver of Sulfer and other patinas also. Just solvent wipe and apply ProtectaClear® to protect the patina.
Can ProtectaClear® be used on Filigree Jewelry?Yes, you can dip the jewelry or use an aerosol can of ProtectaClear® to coat filigree jewelry. If the filigree is very tight, you can just blow it gently to break the surface tension of the coating so it adheres to the metal. Some people use canned air to blow out the coating from tiny holes.
Can ProtectaClear® be used on Stones or Minerals?Yes, ProtectaClear® can be used on stones and minerals and will enhance the look. However, delicate gems like pearls or opals should not be coated with anything. Also, coating soft plastic beads or non-metalic stringing material is not recommended.
Can ProtectaClear® be removed from stones or minerals?Yes, ProtectaClear® can be removed if necessary with a Q-tip using a solvent such as Xylene.
Can ProtectaClear be removed from jewelry?Yes, ProtectaClear can be removed if necessary with a Q-tip using a solvent such as xylene or acetone.
Can ProtectaClear® ruin my jewelry?No, ProtectaClear® is completely reversible. The coating can be soaked off or wiped off with a solvent like xylene or acetone without harming the metal or stones.
· Stop tarnish and oxidation on jewelry
· Preserve Patinas from discoloring and wearing off
· Protect plated metals from wearing off
· Seal metal and stop skin discoloration and allergies
ProtectaClear® is easy to apply but is tough enough to protect jewelry and is safe for wear against skin.
ProtectaClear® is practically invisible once applied, dry quickly and will seal and protect jewelry from tarnish, oxidation, and corrosion.
ProtectaClear® can be applied on jewelry by spraying, brushing or by dipping. Application method is up to you, as the product is so easy to use! ProtectaClear® is available as a stand-alone solution, or available in Kits with Polish.
Copper, Brass, Silver and Wire-wrapped jewelry needs protection from tarnish and wear.
Metal Clay jewelry needs protection.
Copper jewelry can make skin darken and discolor
Gold plated jewelry or other plated jewelry can easily wear down to the base metal
ProtectaClear® provides nearly invisible protection to address common patina or corrosion on metal. Use ProtectaClear® with confidence to preserve your jewelry with our eco-friendly solution.
ProtectaClear® is skin-safe once it is cured.
"As a jewelry designer, I work solely in brass, inks, acrylic and enamel paints. I was very frustrated when I would complete a clean vibrant piece of jewelry and it would turn dark and the inks would loose the luminance that I intended. One of my brass component suppliers suggested I try ProtectaClear and I was just thrilled with the results. The color mediums I use keep its freshness and the brass stays clean, bright and tarnish-free. I sell my jewelry with confidence knowing that it will stay beautiful over time."
-Susan M Collet