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All jewelry has an ANTI-TARNISH ANTI-WEAR COATING on every plated metal component. The coating allows the gold, silver, or other metal plating to retain its attractiveness through many wearings. Some of the metal components are made of a zinc alloy called Tibetan silver. These are not plated, and should not tarnish. Details are in the description of each piece.

There are 3 different coatings in use:

.............Everbrite Protectaclear, which is a colorless resin which is fantastic at protecting the many metal settings and findings that go into the manufacture of abqjewels jewelry. The primary advantage of Protectaclear is that it does not affect the color of the metal, not even a little bit. It also is self-leveling, so one doesn't have to deal with brush marks.

.............Ceramix Nano-Ceramic E-Coating, Transparent , a clear resin with ceramic beads. Ceramix is applied similarly to a plating, but using higher voltage. Ceramix is more complex to apply than Protectaclear, but has the advantage that it can coat fine jewelry chain without sticking the links together. Because of the tiny ceramic beads, it is also tougher. The disadvantage is that Ceramix and its predecessor, Kliar Clear, often changes the color of the chain during the oven cure. Silver-plated chain can turn pink, and gold-plated chain can turn yellow. We have had to do a couple years of experiments to figure out the best ways to use Ceramix to get the desired color, and without cloudiness.

.............Kliar Nano-Ceramic E-Coating, Gold has the same makeup as Ceramix but includes gold coloring. The final color depends on both the underlying metal color and the color of the tiny gold particles.

 

At some later date, we will post pictures and directions of the coating processes.

 

 

 

 


Light Rose Pear necklace
Stone is 13x7.8mm
Length is adjustable 16"-18"


Light Rose Pear earrings
Stones are 7mm
Height is 1-7/8"


Light Rose options

Light Sapphire Pear necklace
Stone is 13x7.8mm
Length is adjustable 16"-18"


Light Sapphire Pear earrings
Stones are 10x6mm
Height is 1-7/8"
Light Sapphire options

Peridot Pear necklace
Stone is 13x78mm
Length is adjustable 16"-18"

Peridot Pear earrings
Stones are 10x6mm
Height is 1-7/8"
Peridot Pear options

Ruby Pear necklace
Pendant is 16mm in height
Length is adjustable 16"-18"

Ruby Pear earrings
Stones are 7mm
Ruby Pear options