All of these components are nickel-free* and lead-free.

All metal findings eventually do tarnish over time as they contain small amounts of copper. Jewellery may tarnish due to certain things it comes in contact with, such as air (humidity), sunlight, the natural oils that your body produces, dirt, household chemicals and water.

In order to avoid tarnish, it is important to take care of your jewellery pieces by ensuring that they are kept in a cool, dry space, away from direct sunlight or extreme heat, and to avoid using them when washing your hands or working with water. To keep your jewellery in mint condition for longer, it is advisable to store your jewellery in separate compartments in a jewellery box or in separate plastic bags.

You can also use anti-tarnish tabs that prevent jewellery tarnish. Simply place the anti-tarnish tab in your jewellery storage container or in a plastic bag with your jewellery. You can purchase these anti-tarnish jewellery tabs from Barha Jewellery.

If your jewellery has already tarnished then a jewellery cloth can be used to wipe away the tarnish, however, be careful not to wipe away the plating of your jewellery.

The silk thread tassels also need special care, as they react to water. Therefore, it is also best to avoid wearing jewellery with silk thread tassels when washing your hands or working with water.

*The term “nickel free” in the costume jewellery industry is used to describe metals that may still contain nickel but in concentrations that are so low they are considered safe for use (5%). Nickel is used in costume jewellery because it is durable, decreases costs and it provides a better lustre. Nickel free overlays are coated around base metals, such as copper, however once this coat wears off allergic reactions will occur. If you have very sensitive skin, it is advised that you stay away from plated jewellery and opt for brass, zamak or 14k gold filled jewellery.

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