Dust, pollution, extreme temperatures, cosmetics and perfumes will dull the surface as well as oxidized sterling silver. Jewelry should be removed prior to showering or swimming as well as before applying lotion, sunscreen and perfume. Chlorine, harsh chemicals, silver dip, sonic-cleaning systems and polishing cloths which have been treated with cleaners or polishing agents should be avoided at all times. Don’t place in an ultrasonic cleaner. Never use abrasives of any kind. Never use silver dips. Never use ammonia-based products. Use polishing cloth specifically designed to polish sterling silver.
CARING FOR OXIDIZED SILVER
The blackish color of oxidized sterling silver is a special treatment. With time and with wear, the color of the oxidized metal may lighten a bit—this is a natural and organic occurrence. This is noticeable more on chains with pendants. If you attempt to clean oxidized sterling silver with a cloth or chemicals, it may strip off the oxidized finish. Please do not clean oxidized sterling silver jewelry. Attempting to clean oxidized sterling silver jewelry will remove the finish.
CARING FOR WOOD
Wood bead jewelry is water resistant, but not water proof. It should not be immersed in water and should be removed prior to showering or swimming.
To clean your wood beads, use a soft, dry cloth with a small amount of mineral oil to gently buff away any residue. Be sure to wipe completely clean.
Clean with a soft dry cloth. Store in a dry, cool area, avoiding exposure to direct sunlight.
CARING FOR LEATHER & SUEDE
Leather and suede is porous. It is advised to avoid wearing while showering, swimming or performing physical exercises. It should also be removed prior to applying lotions or perfumes. If necessary, leather cord (not suede) can be spot cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. Don’t use leather cleaners or oils to avoid staining.
STEAMING CLEANING DIAMONDS & GEM STONES
Steam is one of the most safe and effective methods of cleaning jewelry because it does not use any harsh chemicals or solutions that could possibly damage jewelry.
Boiling water in a stovetop kettle is a great way to steam clean. Simply hold the stone to be cleaned over the spout as steam is emitted. Immediately dry with a soft cloth to avoid mineral residue.
Take the time to properly care for and store your jewelry. Jewelry should never be tossed into a drawer or on top of a dresser. Store in the special pouch or in a padded jewelry box. Proper storage helps to prevent scratching of stones and metal. It is also best to keep jewelry away from extreme heat or moisture
TRAVELING WITH JEWELRY
When traveling, protect your jewelry pieces from scratches or other impact damage by padding it in a separate box or case.