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How to Restore & Protect Jewellery from Tarnish & Fading

Restore and Protect Jewelry

ProtectaClear® is ideal to protect jewellery.

Stop Tarnish, Fading, Allergies and Skin Discoloration on Copper, Brass Silver, Gold, Bronze, Metal Clay, Nickel, Plated Metals and other types of Jewellery

We know that copper, brass and silver jewellery is gorgeous, however it can be frustrating when then jewellery loses its lustre to oxidation, tarnish and wear. Additionally, many jewellery designers and manufacturers are using less expensive metals, which compounds the problems of tarnish, fingerprints and skin discoloration, and skin allergies.

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Prevent Tarnish on Jewelry
Restore Jewelry
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How to Clean and Protect Jewellery

Join the thousands of jewellery designers, manufacturers and owners that use ProtectaClear® to protect jewellery.  Our coatings ensure that jewellery can be enjoyed and hassle free.   ProtectaClear® is skin-safe, anti-tarnish clear coatings, that are practically invisible, and will protect your jewellery from tarnish, oxidation and fading.   Furthermore, the coating will make the jewellery hypoallergenic, thus help to prevent allergic reaction to metals.  

 

Stop Skin Allergies with our Coatings

Solve the issue of skin allergies by sealing your jewellery with ProtectaClear.​ Jewellery can darken the skin for a number of reasons. So many jewellery 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 jewellery made with nickel. ProtectaClear will seal the metal and allow people to wear nickel jewellery without the allergic reactions.

Prevent Skil Allergies from Jewelry
Prevent Skil Allergies from Jewelry

Causes of Skin Allergies by Jewellery:

  • Your body chemistry is the main factor that will cause your skin to react with jewellery. Changes in your body chemistry may cause a reaction between your skin and the jewellery 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 jewellery. Chemotherapy or the use of certain medications such as antibiotics can also affect your body’s chemistry.

  • Silver and gold jewellery can turn your skin colour green, not because of the type of jewellery 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 jewellery and gives the metal a tarnished appearance. Usually, gold jewellery 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 jewellery more durable and more affordable. 24 Karat gold is soft, so other metals are typically mixed in to strengthen the gold.

  • Copper jewellery 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 jewellery 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 jewellery 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 jewellery. Some cosmetics contain chemical compounds that can cause metallic abrasion. Very tiny particles of the metal jewellery 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.

Jewellery FAQ

Is ProtectaClear® safe on jewellery to be worn on skin?


Yes, ProtectaClear® is safe on skin and is used by many jewellery designers. ProtectaClear® will protect the copper as well as the skin of the wearer from discolouration. 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 jewellery 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 Jewellery?


Yes, you can dip the jewellery or use an aerosol can of ProtectaClear® to coat filigree jewellery. 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-metallic 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 jewellery?


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 jewellery hypoallergenic?


ProtectaClear is painted onto clean jewellery and provides a protective barrier between the metal and sensitive skin. Two coats are recommended on most jewellery 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 jewellery.




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 jewellery and skin.




Can ProtectaClear be removed from jewellery?


Yes, ProtectaClear can be removed if necessary with a Q-tip using a solvent such as xylene or acetone.





ProtectaClear® will:
·    Stop tarnish and oxidation on jewellery
·    Preserve Patinas from discolouring 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 jewellery and is safe for wear against skin.
 
ProtectaClear® is practically invisible once applied, dry quickly and will seal and protect jewellery from tarnish, oxidation, and corrosion. 
 
ProtectaClear® can be applied on jewellery 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 jewellery needs protection from tarnish and fingerprints.

  • Metal Clay jewellery needs protection.

  • Copper jewellery can make skin darken and discolour

  • Gold plated jewellery 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 jewellery with our eco-friendly solution.

ProtectaClear® is skin safe once it is cured.

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What Our Customers Are Saying About Jewellery

"As a jewellery designer, I work solely in brass, inks, acrylic and enamel paints. I was very frustrated when I would complete a clean vibrant piece of jewellery 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 colour mediums I use keep its freshness and the brass stays clean, bright and tarnish free. I sell my jewellery with confidence knowing that it will stay beautiful over time."

-Susan M Collet

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