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Vintage Faux Pearls Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Maybe Grandma Can Keep Her Vintage Faux Pearls?: 295,900 ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument, this set of Grandma’s vintage faux pearls (that feel like real pearls!) were positive for Lead at 295,900 +/- 34,000 ppm. At this level this is essentially Leaded crystal that these pearls are made of. The Lead is what gives them their weight and makes them feel real.  If your […]

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Faux Leaded Vintage Pearls Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Three sets of vintage faux pearls. Which ones have lead? How much lead do they have?

Which of these vintage faux pearls have lead? How much lead do they have?  Every now and then I like to create post that you can share with your friends when introducing them to the subject of lead in consumer goods.  When it’s a bit of a guessing game it tends to make it a […]

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Light Faux Leaded Vintage Pearls Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Vintage Faux Pearls, Off-White Heavy Plastic: 4,687 ppm Lead + 140 ppm Arsenic. [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids!]

Click here to see some of the other “pearls” I have tested. This is the fourth set of faux pearls I have posted here on my site. Since there is also no mark or maker on these pearls (as with most vintage faux pearls) I will do my best to describe some of the qualities […]

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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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