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Custome Jewelry, Earwires


#1

I am still not sure what kind of costume jewelry Chrystal is looking for,
but there is a great book available at every larger bookstore (such as
Borders).
The title is Popular Jewelry 1840-1940 by Roseann Ettinger. ($25.00)

Even if it is not the type of jewelry you are looking for the book is worth
a glance.

My other comment would be to Charles (about Sandra’s question of the
earwires) I am not aware that they make earwires of fine silver (wouldn’t
it be too crumbly ?) and I had a lot of customers who are allergic to
sterling silver wires. The 5 % of alloy contains zinc, and a large amount
of people allergic to that.

I don’t know exactly what surgical steel contains either, but it does not
seem to be relevant. (I don’t think our customers are intersted in it
either as long as it is hypoallergenic). It would be logical, that if it
is surgical steel it contains no element that could cause allergic
reaction. Isn’t this why it is called surgical steel? This was my
understanding about this and I think a lot of my customers as well. Even
though I am not allergic to anything, sometimes (during the summer
especially) I had some minor infections. To overcome this I always dip the
earwire into a small tube of antibacterial, antibiotic ointment. The
earwire slides in easier (sometimes just poking around there try to get the
wire in can injure the hole and cause infection) and it seems to stop the
problem before it could happen.

Gabriella @magyar

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#2

Thanks for the suggestions but i am not looking to collect vintage jewelry.
I am looking to produce costume jewelry. Would this book help me with
designing or manufacturing modern day costume jewelry?

Crystal

At 08:11 AM 7/12/96 +0100, you wrote:

I am still not sure what kind of costume jewelry Chrystal is looking for,
but there is a great book available at every larger bookstore (such as
Borders).
The title is Popular Jewelry 1840-1940 by Roseann Ettinger. ($25.00)

Even if it is not the type of jewelry you are looking for the book is worth
a glance.

My other comment would be to Charles (about Sandra’s question of the
earwires) I am not aware that they make earwires of fine silver (wouldn’t
it be too crumbly ?) and I had a lot of customers who are allergic to
sterling silver wires. The 5 % of alloy contains zinc, and a large amount
of people allergic to that.

I don’t know exactly what surgical steel contains either, but it does not
seem to be relevant. (I don’t think our customers are intersted in it
either as long as it is hypoallergenic). It would be logical, that if it
is surgical steel it contains no element that could cause allergic
reaction. Isn’t this why it is called surgical steel? This was my
understanding about this and I think a lot of my customers as well. Even
though I am not allergic to anything, sometimes (during the summer
especially) I had some minor infections. To overcome this I always dip the
earwire into a small tube of antibacterial, antibiotic ointment. The
earwire slides in easier (sometimes just poking around there try to get the
wire in can injure the hole and cause infection) and it seems to stop the
problem before it could happen.

Gabriella magyar@west.net

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