A must have for any jewelry case or box! Chemically treated paper, protects metal from discoloration for approximately 6 months. Best if used in a sealed, air-tight container or bag and they will last even longer. They protect silver, nickel, copper, bronze, brass, gold and pewter. These work great to protect jewelry, silverware, dinnerware, Instruments or many other metal items from tarnish. These are a must have for any home or jewelry store. Protect your investments. Use a 1 strip for 1 cubic foot of air.
What are Anti-Tarnish Strips?
They're a special absorbent paper that incorporates 3M Tarni-Shield Technology. This technology is designed to inhibit tarnish or discoloration of metals in transit or storage. They protect jewelry, flatware, serving pieces, musical instruments, trophies and other items. Strips protect silver, nickel, copper, bronze, brass, tin, pewter and gold.
How long will these strips protect?
Length of time depends on permeability of the storage or shipping container and the pollution level of the surrounding atmosphere. These estimates may vary based on location.
A. Loosely sealed container (Cardboard box) 6 months
B. Moderately tight seal (flap top bag) 12 months
C. Tightly Sealed (zip-lock bag) 24 months
We store ours in 1 or 2 zip-lock bags and squeeze all of the air out of the bag so they are virtually air tight. We get new stock in about every 1-2 months so they stay fresh, but have saved some for almost 2 years and they still proved effective in preventing tarnish.
Are the strips safe?
Yes, completely safe and non-toxic. They do not emit anything, and they leave no residue on the metals being protected.
Remove the Anti-Tarnish Strips from container and place them near polished metal in an enclosed area. Use strips in jewelry cases, storage bags or boxes, china cabinets, silverware chests, musical instrument cases or trophy cases. One Strip protects one cubic foot of air space. Store unused strips in a sealed, airtight bag.
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