AnchorCert Services Develops Tarnish Tests

AnchorCert services of The Birmingham Assay Office, the parent organization of the American Assay & Gemological Office, has developed a variety of tests for silver tarnishing. The tests simulate the tarnishing accelerants that can be encountered between manufacture and point of sale and during use, including high humidity, high temperature, sulfur, perspiration, ultraviolet light, and porosity. Packaging can also be tested to ensure that it is not introducing tarnishing accelerants.

For more information, call (212) 221-6565 or e-mail: donna.delucia@theassayoffice.com.