Author Archive | Tamara


#LeadedJewelry: Blue Crystal Earrings

Earring: 108,300 ppm lead (leaded crystal). Jewelry intended for adults is not regulated for total lead content. Items intended for children are regulated by law to be 90 ppm lead or lower. …Not 9,000 ppm lead, and definitely not 90,000 ppm lead +++ Click here for #SaferChoices: Solid silver jewelry marked “925”  – with natural […]

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#SaferChoices: Jewelry

Given how much lead there can be in older – and newer – jewelry (both in the metals and in the faux jewels), my recommendation for jewelry has always been to stick with pure solid sterling silver (it should be marked 925 in a stamp somewhere on the item – see inside of ring image […]

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#LeadedJewelry: Sparkly Headband

Sparkly child’s headband – sparkles: 419 ppm lead, jingle bell: no lead! Tested with an XRF. – #SaferChoices: I avoid all sparkles (in jewelry and art projects) unless I have tested them myself.  The potential for them being leaded (and also then being ingested or inhaled accidentally) is too great for me personally (as a […]

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#LeadedJewelry: Vintage Faux Pearls

37,287 ppm Arsenic. 307 ppm Cadmium. Greater than 10% (>100,000) ppm lead. Tested with an XRF. Items intended for children are required by current legislation to be under 90 ppm lead. Jewelry intended for adults is not regulated for total lead content – especially antique / vintage jewelry (which may be deteriorating/ chalking into the […]

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