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Keeping the Season Merry and Bright

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Keeping the Season Merry and Bright

So what does stress and uncertainty have to do with allergies?  Turns out it can impact your allergies quite a bit.  Covid-19 and the 2020 holiday season seem to be bringing on the stress, but how about a little hygge mentality to help with that?

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Jewelry Care Convert - Why You Shouldn't Wear the Same Earrings 24 x 7

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Jewelry Care Convert - Why You Shouldn't Wear the Same Earrings 24 x 7

I used to be an extremely low-maintenance sort of gal.  Earrings to go with everything I own that I can wear 24 x 7, please!  Slowly, I’ve been converting to care – really care – for myself and choose things I really like (because I’m worth it!) and in turn really care for the things I really like.

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How to Clean Argentium Silver Jewelry

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How to Clean Argentium Silver Jewelry

How to Care for Argentium Silver Jewelry Argentium Silver is an alloy of silver that is highly tarnish resistant.  Jewelry metals are often alloyed, or mixed with other metals, to improve their qualities (like their color or durability).  Argentium Silver is hypoallergenic for many people, has a beautiful shiny luster, is low maintenance, and has a high tarnish resistance.  If you have ever had to polish sterling silver, you can appreciate this fact. A proactive care tip for your Argentium Silver jewelry is to apply the “last on, first off” strategy.  Only put it on after you have done your...

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How to Clean Surgical Steel Jewelry

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How to Clean Surgical Steel Jewelry

How to Care for Surgical (Stainless) Steel Jewelry Surgical Steel is a particular alloy of Stainless Steel (316 and 316L).  Stainless Steel has many alloys, which are different mixtures of various metals in various amounts.  Jewelry metals are often alloyed to improve their qualities (for example: gold and silver are often mixed with other metals to improve their color or durability).  Surgical Steel is a helpful jewelry material because it is hypoallergenic for some, is very durable, and it does not tarnish.  If you have ever had to polish sterling silver, you can appreciate this fact. After a lot of...

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How to Clean Titanium Jewelry

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How to Clean Titanium Jewelry

How to Care for Titanium Jewelry Titanium jewelry can be found in Commercially Pure Grade 1 or in other alloys, meaning it is mixed with other metals the way that gold and silver are often mixed with other metals to improve their color or durability.  Titanium is an incredible material for jewelry because it is light weight, ultra-comfortable, and hypoallergenic.  Furthermore, Titanium is non-reactive, meaning it does not create a tarnished surface.  If you have had to polish your sterling silver, you can appreciate this fact. The surface of Titanium is naturally gray and shiny.  After much wear it can...

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