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Topics: Beads, Cloisonne

I have purchased several cloisonne pendant sets from you. The package states that cloisonne contains lead enamel glaze. I made a choker out of one of the pendants that rests against my bare neck, but today I read an article that says wearing cloisonne next to the skin is radioactive and dangerous. Is this true?
- Marybeth
Wearing cloisonné jewelry made with components purchased from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® is not dangerous. All of our products meet all applicable content requirements for lead and other regulated materials and are deemed safe for normal jewelry use. For more information, please review the articles found in the resource section below.

- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert


Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists;
children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.

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