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What are these black bits of paper that came with my gold rings?

Started 1355544779.35 in Jewelry Talk | Last reply 1355873211.633 by springers

Hi guys!

Wondering if you could help me solve a mystery. Years ago I bought a set of 3 18k plated stack rings. Each came in their own tiny plastic baggie and in each baggie was the ring (obviously) and a small square of thin black paper.

Does anybody know what these are called? Are they there to keep the jewelry from tarnishing? I would actually like to buy some more as it seems that those three rings are the only things in my jewel box that do not tarnish.

Thanks!

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lobstergal1355544873.6873766 PostsRegistered 12/3/2010

Yes, they are non tarnishing strips to prevent plated metal or silver from tarnishing. You can buy them at craft/hobby stores in the jewelry making section.

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Sammi D1355545091.22721 PostsRegistered 2/26/2008
On 12/14/2012 lobstergal said:

Yes, they are non tarnishing strips to prevent plated metal or silver from tarnishing. You can buy them at craft/hobby stores in the jewelry making section.

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Awesome - do they work on solid gold pieces as well?

lobstergal1355545618.3033766 PostsRegistered 12/3/2010
On 12/14/2012 Sammi D said:
On 12/14/2012 lobstergal said:

Yes, they are non tarnishing strips to prevent plated metal or silver from tarnishing. You can buy them at craft/hobby stores in the jewelry making section.

Last edited on 12/14/2012

Awesome - do they work on solid gold pieces as well?

I could be wrong but I don't think solid gold tarnishes. All I use to clean my solid gold jewelry is a soft toothbrush and a tiny dab of toothpaste....I even use it on my diamonds - it cleans my jewelry up beautifully!

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Ignorance is NOT an excuse...you can't plead stupid.

ennui1355545752.619957 PostsRegistered 4/17/2007
On 12/14/2012 lobstergal said:

I could be wrong but I don't think solid gold tarnishes.

It depends on the alloys. The alloys (copper, silver) could tarnish.

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Sammi D1355545867.14321 PostsRegistered 2/26/2008
On 12/14/2012 ennui said:
On 12/14/2012 lobstergal said:

I could be wrong but I don't think solid gold tarnishes.

It depends on the alloys. The alloys (copper, silver) could tarnish.

Yes - I have a few 10K pieces and I assumed those would be more likely to tarnish but I could be wrong.

lobstergal1355546361.143766 PostsRegistered 12/3/2010
On 12/14/2012 ennui said:
On 12/14/2012 lobstergal said:

I could be wrong but I don't think solid gold tarnishes.

It depends on the alloys. The alloys (copper, silver) could tarnish.

That's true, I guess I took the OP's words (solid gold) too literal when I replied. None of my 10k or 14k gold has ever tarnished including pieces I have that are over 60 years old from my grandmothers.

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esmeraldag­ooch1355587568.74711868 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

They have them many places. Amazon for instance.. 3M Anti-tarnish Tabs Strips 1 Inch x 1 Inch

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Shelbelle1355587757.334184 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 12/15/2012 esmeraldagooch said:

They have them many places. Amazon for instance.. 3M Anti-tarnish Tabs Strips 1 Inch x 1 Inch

I buy these on ebay, and line my Preserve anti tarnish jewelry pouch with them.

corvette m­ary1355843214.553689 PostsRegistered 5/26/2010

Yes gold does tarnish..

twopeas1355845219.3834354 PostsRegistered 6/5/2011PNW

I toss those little black deals in my jewelry box when they come with a new piece.

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springers1355873211.6336744 PostsRegistered 8/27/2008so cal

The OP stated 18k plated, non plated gold doesnt come with these anti tarnishing papers. I save them and put them in my silver box. Some of my gold is left outside my box and doesnt tarnish.

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