MANDATORY JEWELRY TEST FOR JEWELRY SAFETY AS PER JEWELRY SAFETY REGULATION

Lead content & Cadmium test (EPA 3050B/3051) is MANDATORY for all adult jewelry items.

Test protocol classifies component parts into three categories:

Class 1: Stainless and surgical steel, karat gold; sterling silver; platinum group metals, pearl, glass, ceramic, crystal and gemstone, natural decorative materials (bone, feathers, leather, shell, wood, etc); elastic, fabric, ribbon, rope, string and adhesive.

Class 2: Metal alloys electroplated, unplated metal, plastic or rubber, dyes and surface coatings.

Class 3: If not class 1 or class 2.
JEWELRY SAFETY TEST

Notes:
1. Certain metal chain belts are more characteristic of a jewelry product. As such, Ann Inc. shall require to testthe lead content against California Prop. 65 jewelry requirements.
2. Belts or sashes that are mainly comprised of leather and textiles (including PVC), do not require testing against California Prop. 65 jewelry requirements.

Individual Components
1. Suppliers can test individual components and apply test results to different products that use identical
components.
2. For different-sized components of the same type e.g., pearls, quartz, etc, it is not necessary to test all
sizes.
3. It is necessary to test different colors if there is a different finish on the component.

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