Allergies To Jewelry

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When choosing jewelry that we may want to buy or use, there is one important factor that you need to consider. Aside from knowing if you can afford the jewelry, or how it matches your outfits or how beautiful it looks on you, it is essential that you take into consideration you allergic reactions toward […]


Not Always A Girl S Best Friend

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People like jewelry — it’s an obsession that is practically based on instinct. People tend to like shiny things and, if done right, jewelry is very attractive no matter what the occasion. However, there are some caveats to be considered when talking about and deciding on the timely use of jewelry. Factors like lifestyle and […]


3 Steps To Managing Skin Allergies

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An effective approach to managing skin allergies has three components. Firstly you must understand the condition, then you must discover if anything is triggering your skin reaction, and thirdly you must look after your skin. Many people think that allergies only affect the respiratory or digestive systems, but they can also affect your largest organ- […]


Identifying A Nickel Allergy

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While we have all heard of people having a dust mite allergy, dog or cat allergy, peanut allergy, gluten allergy, and so on, very few of us have heard of the people living with a nickel allergy. Even so, the number of people living with a nickel allergy is actually on the rise, partly due […]


Sterling Silver And Allergies

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Sterling Silver and Allergies The truth is people are not usually allergic to silver or sterling silver. Rather a metal known as nickel, which has been used in sterling silver. Sterling silver is an alloy consisting of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals, traditionally copper, and sometimes some manufacturers will use nickel in sterling silver […]


Using Palladium In White Gold Jewelry Means No More Allergic Reactions

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White gold jewelry can cause allergic reactions in some people. This is due to the fact that the majority of white gold jewelry is manufactured using alloys containing nickel as the bleaching agent and a percentage of the population is allergic to nickel. For these individuals, contact with nickel can result in dermatological problems that […]


Battery Recycling Help Your Environment

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Batteries may contain harmful metals and chemicals such as nickel cadmium, alkaline, mercury, nickel metal hydride and lead acid, which can contaminate the environment if not disposed properly. For example, when batteries containing cadmium is used in landfills, they will eventually dissolve and release the toxic substance that can seep into water supplies, posing serious […]


The History Of The Buffalo Nickel Part I

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The buffalo nickel (also known as the Indian head nickel) was produced from 1913 through 1938 and was designed by James Earle Fraser. It is actually a bison, not a buffalo, on the reverse but more on that later. Early in 1911, Treasury Secretary Franklin MacVeagh’s son wrote to him suggesting that there be a […]


The History Of The Buffalo Nickel Part Ii

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Continued from Part I A buffalo (bison) named Black Diamond, who was a resident of the New York Zoological Park served as the model. Fraser utilized a little artistic freedom to depict the bison as though he was on the Great Plains. A few years after the release of the nickel, Black Diamond was sold […]


White Gold

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White Gold began gaining popularity in the early 1900’s as an alternative to platinum. Platinum was steadily becoming more fashionable, but because of its rarity many could not afford it. Then, during World War II the government put a ban on the use of Platinum for any non-military functions and the demand for White Gold […]