Asbestos in Jewellery items

Asbestos is everywhere. Even where you least expect it. You might come across a gem store or a New Age shop with ‘healing stones’. Please be aware that some of these stones and jewelry contain asbestos and are sometimes even pure asbestos, polished and drilled, so you can wear them as pendants, bracelets, or earrings. In the Asbestos Museum in Rotterdam, we have some jewelry items on display (i.e. tiger eye). You can plan a visit here.

Tony Rich, Asbestorama, made some beautiful photos to illustrate this phenomenon.

Chrysotile Asbestos Jewelry

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