How to Restore & Protect Jewelry from Tarnish
ProtectaClear® is ideal to protect 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. Additionally, many jewelry designers and manufacturers are using less expensive metals, which compounds the problems of tarnish, fingerprints and skin discoloration, and skin allergies.
Stop Tarnish, Fading, Allergies and Skin Discoloration on Copper, Brass Silver, Gold, Bronze, Metal Clay, Nickel, Plated Metals and other types of Jewelry
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 coatings ensure that jewelry can be enjoyed and hassle free. ProtectaClear® is skin-safe, anti-tarnish clear coatings, that are practically invisible, and will protect your jewelry from tarnish, oxidation and fading. Furthermore, the coating will make the jewelry hypoallergenic, thus help to prevent allergic reaction to metals.
Stop Skin Allergies with our Coatings
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 is the main factor that will cause your skin to react with jewelry. Changes in your body chemistry may cause a reaction between your skin and the jewelry that you’re wearing. This is because of the presence of sulfur/sulfides and amino acids that could be found in perspiration. The acidic nature of your sweat will often cause discolorations to skin touching jewelry. Chemotherapy or the use of certain medications such as antibiotics can also affect your body’s chemistry.
Silver and gold jewelry can turn your skin color green, not because of the type of jewelry or how expensive (or inexpensive) the piece may be, but because of the high level of acidity in your body. This especially happens when it is hot and humid outside. Oxidation causes your skin to turn green when it reacts to silver jewelry and gives the metal a tarnished appearance. Usually, gold jewelry does not turn the skin green, but this happens when gold is mixed with other metals like silver, copper, and nickel. This is done to make the jewelry more durable and more affordable. 24 Karat gold is soft, so other metals are typically mixed in to strengthen the gold.
Copper jewelry may or may not 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.
Other inexpensive jewelry that contains nickel can also result in green skin. Although nickel is not detrimental to health in small quantities, it may cause an allergic reaction to some people and result in red and itchy skin, in addition to the discoloration.
Tarnished jewelry can cause darkening on your skin as well. The components in some of the cosmetics that you use, such as creams and lotions, can accelerate the tarnishing of silver or lower karat gold jewelry. Some cosmetics contain chemical compounds that can cause metallic abrasion. Very tiny particles of the metal jewelry can be left on clothes and skin causing 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.
Nickel can cause allergic reactions. The CDC estimates that 20% of people are allergic to nickel.
Is ProtectaClear® safe on jewelry to be worn on skin?
Yes, ProtectaClear® is safe on skin and is used by many jewelery designers. ProtectaClear® will protect the copper as well as the skin of the wearer from discoloration. ProtectaClear® is practically invisible and is used on polished copper and even copper with patina on it. ProtectaClear® is tough and scratch resistant, once it is cured.
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® 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.
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 ProtectaClear be removed from jewelry?
Yes, ProtectaClear can be removed if necessary with a Q-tip using a solvent such as xylene or acetone.
· 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 fingerprints.
Metal Clay jewelry needs protection.
Copper jewelry can make skin darken and discolor
Gold plated jewelry can wear down to the base metal
ProtectaClear® provides nearly and invisible protective coating to address common patina, corrosion and fingerprints on metal. Use ProtectaClear® with confidence to preserve your jewelry with our eco-friendly solution.
ProtectaClear® is skin safe once it is cured.
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Customer Reviews for Jewelry
"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