Just curious, can anyone explain the benefit of stone papers over
Anybody can store their stones any way they like, as far as I’m
concerned - just want to say that - it’s not a right/wrong thing at
Parcel papers over baggies:
Papers are triple sealed - that’s why they’re folded as they are.
They are fool proof as long as you handle them properly, too.
Baggies get holes, and there go the stones. Especially at the seams.
Baggies deteriorate over time - especially the zip lock part sticks
Baggies have a “stickiness” that matters especially with melee. Not
sure if it’s static electricity or what. Plus getting past the zip
lock part can be a chore with tiny stones.
Open a parcel paper and there are your stones. Pick one out and
close it back up. That can be done with a baggie, sort of.
I also use baggies by the bushel. I also put stones into them, but
not for long term storage. Parcel papers are neat and secure and
pack quite nicely into a box.
BTW - we do work for Macy’s jewelry. When they send us a repair
stone, they’ll often stick it on the side (inside) of a baggie under
a colored dot-sticker…
This isn’t something to turn into an issue, in my mind. Somebody
wants to store stones in racks on the wall, it’s fine with me. But
there are reasons why the industry works with parcel papers, too.