Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/Stones with lead

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Is there a way to seal stones that contain various amounts of lead?

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Hi Kim,

There are a lot if different coatings that are used on stones but not to protect from lead poisoning. I would suggest that if you have stones with lead in them do not use them for anything except for display. Lead is poison and can cause severe damage against the skin. Optical coating is the best coating to use. This coating is used on lenses to protect them. Thanks,

Peter

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Diamonds and colored stones are my expertise. Some experience in jewelry manufacturing for QVC and HSN. Cutting, marketing and selling of all precious and semi-precious gemstones.

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