I am sensitive to metals other than gold or silver. Is it possible I react to pewter?

Although very few are allergic to pewter, various factors can make the metal react: the pH of your skin, medication intake, some perfumes and cosmetics, stress, lighting diffusing heat or saltwater, for instance.

If that is the case, see the "Maintenance" section for easy maintenance tips.

What materials are used in Anne-Marie Chagnon jewellery?

Anne-Marie Chagnon jewellery is handmade with premium-quality materials. Nickel-free, lead-free and cadmium-free, all Anne-Marie Chagnon jewellery adheres to the highest international standards.

Our jewellery is composed of the following materials: lead-free, nickel-free and cadmium-free pewter, 22 carat gold / 917-plating, bronze-plating, copper-plating, resin, horn, glass and genuine leather.

The jewellery findings are made of stainless and surgical steel, ionized aluminum, brass, 18 carat gold-plating and 999 silver-plating.

Does pewter tarnish?

Unlike silver, pewter does not oxidize, although it can tarnish. Various factors can make the metal react: the pH of your skin, medication intake, some perfumes and cosmetics, stress, lighting diffusing heat or saltwater, for instance.

If that is the case, see the "Maintenance" section for easy maintenance tips.

What is PVC and what are the benefits?

We find PVC in the 2016 Jewellery of Hope Collection.

PVC is a high quality, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly and recyclable material. The PVC we use meets the highest standards in the world – those of the European Union. Made in Germany, our PVC is certified phthalate-free.

Very safe material for human health, it is recognized for its stability. PVC is resistant, sustainable and hypoallergenic and it doesn’t rub off. For these reasons, PVC varieties are used for medical tools manufacturing or drinking water mains.

PVC is an eco-friendly and environmentally friendly solution. Recyclable, it is 57% composed of raw material of mineral origin: sea salt (NaCl). PVC is different from rubber, natural or synthetic.

Rubber, contrary to PVC is sticky when it is exposed to sunlight; it melts in high temperature and becomes brittle in cold temperature.

PVC is not a new component for Anne-Marie Chagnon. It is actually a reintroduction for the artist jeweller. During the 10 year period where the artist created exclusive jewellery for the Cirque du Soleil, she used this component in some of the collections.

What are the chains of Anne-Marie Chagnon jewellery made of?

The chains that enter in the composition of Anne-Marie Chagnon necklaces, bracelets and earrings are made of brass. To create the colors and textures that inspire Anne-Marie Chagnon and that you love, the brass is plated with 18 carat gold, 999 silver, bronze (or gun-metal), rhodium or antique copper, or covered with black coating.

As with all materials we carefully select, we only use high quality and non-toxic compounds.

What kind of material is used for the Anne-Marie Chagnon earring clasps?

French clasps and earring posts are made of surgical steel (stainless steel) or golden finish.

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