jewellery question

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  1. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    Possibly a very stupid question.

    I've been given a sterling silver ring with a diamond in it. How do certain types of jewellery react to chemicals used in darkrooms?
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    Silver solutions, acid fixer. Out of caution, conservative as I may be, I wouldn't wear jewelry in a conventional darkroom.
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Film chemistry is based on silver so virtually all chemicals used will have some effect on silver jewelry. Gold and platinum are not affected. But as The Traveller says, it's not good practice to wear jewelry in the darkroom.
     
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    Fair enough, that's what I was thinking.
     
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    Once its been through dev stop n fix you should have a nice black ring I would think, though never tried it personally. Working with chems in the darkroom its best to wear only what you can chuck out afterwards and always an apron (plastic) and eye protection when mixing.
     

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