• Juan VilaplanaEmail author
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Jewelry as fashion is a field that is continuously evolving; therefore, their composition varies according to fashion and prices.

Jewelers contact with different chemicals depending on the working section: fluxes, mechanical hardening, blanching, stripping, deoxidizing, and alloying.

Currently, the work is done in most hygienic conditions, and the workers are sensitized or irritated less often.

The chemicals most frequently sensitizers are nickel, palladium, cobalt, beryllium, rhodium, gold, and epoxy resins.

The metals currently used are cerium, titanium, tungsten, and tantalum to a lesser extent.


Nickel Cobalt Titanium Steel Silver Mercury Zinc Copper Vanadium Manganese Zirconium Indium 


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