Northeast Environmental
Testing Laboratory, Inc.
472 Smith Street,  Providence, Rhode Island  02908  (401) 454-3400
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Jewelry Classifications
*Stainless or surgical steel
*Karat gold*Sterling silver
*Platinum, palladium, iridium, ruthenium, rhodium, or osmium
*Natural or cultured pearls
*Glass, ceramic, or crystal decorative components, including cat’s
eye, cubic zirconia, including cubic zirconium or CZ, rhinestones,
and cloisonné
*Elastic, fabric, ribbon, rope, or string, (unless it contains
intentionally added lead and is listed as a class 2 material)
*Amber, bone, coral, feathers, fur, horn, leather, shell, wood, and
all natural decorative material
*Adhesive
*Gemstones that are cut and polished for ornamental purposes
except: aragonite, bayldonite, boleite, cerussite, crocoite, ekanite,
linarite, mimetite, phosgenite, samarskite, vanadinte, and
wulfenite
10% or 10,000 ppm
Class 1 Material
*Electroplated metal
10% or 100,000 ppm - On or before August 30, 2009
*Electroplated metal
6% or 60,000 ppm - On or after August 31, 2009
*Unplated metal (or not listed as class 1)
1.5% or 15,000 ppm
*Plastic or rubber (including acrylic, polystyrene, plastic beads
and stones, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
0.06% or 600 ppm - On or before August 30, 2009
*Plastic or rubber (including acrylic, polystyrene, plastic beads
and stones, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
0.02% or 200 ppm - On or after August 31, 2009
*A dye or surface coating
0.06% or 600 ppm
Class 2 Material
Note: ‘Surface coating’ means a fluid, semi fluid, or other material that changes to a solid film when a thin layer
      Is applied to a metal, wood, stone, paper, leather, cloth, plastic, or other surface.
Class 3 Material
*Not Class 1 or 2
0.06% or 600 ppm
Reference:  Assembly Bill No. 2901 - Chapter 575