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Why nickel-free?

One of the top questions that people ask me is “why nickel-free”?  As the originator and creator (ie. the first to manufacturer nickel-free)  of the nickel-free coating for metal purse frames, I’m proud that my work results in a fine finish to show off your clutches.  You don’t have to have a nickel-free allergy to enjoy the 2-coat finish that allows fingerprints to wipe with ease.

“Is it better?”

The short answer is “Yes”.  I believe that it is.  That’s why I’ve spent a lot of time and research in coming up with a trademarked nickel-free finish for my purse frames.

The long answer is:

1.  I have an allergy to nickel and cannot wear nickel earrings, for example.  (swollen, red, itchiness that eventually develops into a lot of grossness)  Yes, that’s my medical description.  🙂

2.  I am sensitive to the topic of allergies, in general, because one of my sons has a severe food allergy.  (Yes, hospitalizations and Epi-Pens galore!)

3. When I did research into nickel-free, I found that this allergy is a rising allergy, just like peanut allergy, gluten allergy, egg allergy, milk allergy, and soy allergy have all risen dramatically for my kids’ generation.

4.  I like the sheen of .925 sterling silver but do not like the tarnish.  So with my fine nickel-free metal purse frames(TM), I have achieved the white-silver look that I want without the tarnish.

Here’s a snippet from a very recent article on the rise of nickel allergy.  You can read the entire article here:

The rise of nickel allergy.

My process used for my trademarked nickel-free purse frame is similar to the process used in jewelry.   (Beyond having the lobster clasp closures on my chains, again, this is where my knowledge and work as a jeweler helps!)  I have to use a plating company that has the nickel-free process and you will not find this in industrial uses … only jewelry.  So despite what you might have heard, nickel-free is NOT cheaper.  Not by a long shot.  Call any plating company here in America.

Now that I have competitors selling knock-off, cheap, imitators of my nickel-free purse frames(TM), I don’t take this imitation as flattery.  Are they even tested for lead?

Ask that seller, why do you offer nickel-free?  How did you get the idea?

So handbag makers can list that their clutches made from my nickel-free frames(TM) are tested for lead and has a fine 2-coat finish extending the life of the clutch.  It will wear well!   Handbag makers should also note that it is “Trademarked to whilebabynaps.etsy.com and Khuong LLC.”

December 12, 2010 Posted by | Helpful Tips | 3 Comments

   

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