Buying a vintage ring is a great way to get old-fashioned, high-quality craftsmanship, but time and wear can loosen prongs and degrade the condition of the setting.
The "award-winning" pots for the Amazonia Preciosa face products are 100 percent biodegradable flasks with no chemical ingredients in their composition, and once discarded degrade naturally in eight months.
Biodegradable bags are made with materials that speed up the decomposition process, but they can still take up to six months to fully degrade, depending on environmental conditions.
The downside to tiles with decals is that the decal may eventually degrade - either discolor, bubble, crack or peel - due to cleaning, water and the heat of the kitchen.
Gold. Gold is also used to make body jewelry but should not be used for the initial piercing since body fluids from the healing process can degrade the medal and create an infection.
Hang items like bras and other stretchy garments on a line to dry, as the heat of the dryer causes the elastic to degrade and wear out faster, and the item needs to be replaced more frequently.
On its being suggested to him that his acceptance of this position would degrade an ex-president, Adams replied that no person could be degraded by serving the people as a representative in congress or, he added, as a selectman of his town.
Every day I stay in this house I degrade myself further.
He found, however, a deliberate intention on the part of Austria to humble Prussia, and to degrade her from the position of an equal power, and also great jealousy of Prussia among the smaller German princes, many of whom owed their thrones to the Prussian soldiers, who, as in Saxony and Baden, had crushed the insurgents.
The expressions "tribu movere" and "aerarium facere," regarded by Mommsen as identical in meaning ("to degrade from a higher tribe to a lower"), are explained by A.