with some surprise I read about nickel plating on silver. In
Sweden (and I think major parts of Europe) people are getting
more and more sensetive towards the use of nickel in jewellery.
Today, the official hallmarks (not the ones you apply by your
self) in Sweden are expanded with a new mark - low nickel
content. This is today becoming more and more important as people
are getting more and more afraid of metal allergy with prime
focus on nickel. The reason for low nickel content and not
nickel free is that 0% of something is impossible to prove (you
can just prove that it is not there when you sample).
I get questions about nickel in my silver jewellery everyday
when dealing with customers - both domestic and foreign visitors.
Personally, I can never (yes, I now that never is a long word)
ever imagine to nickel plate - Am I totally wrong - I hope not -
this is a clear market trend here.
What about the rest of the world? The US - isn't it a risk that
a customer would bring you to court accusing you for causing
their nickel allergy?
[sorry for my english - not my major language.]
Best Regards Lars Dahlberg