JEWELRY CARE

 

Our jewelry arrives well packed in a gift box or in an anti-tarnish storage pouch(depending by your choice at the time of purchase) and a care card explaining how to keep your jewelry last long

 

Here are some basic guidelines to consider for how to correctly care for your jewelry.

 

1. Remove Jewelry During Tasks

Avoid wearing your jewelry when performing manual tasks such as gardening, kitchen work, cleaning, or home improvement. This will prevent your jewels to be exposed to chemicals, water, dirt, etc...

 

2. Jewelry comes After Applying Makeup  

Chemicals can damage or tarnish your jewelry, including the ones in

your make-up, perfume, lotion, hair spray, etc... Putting your jewelry after will diminish the damages that they can cause.

 

3. Don't Wear Jewelry In Swimming Pools, Spa, on the Beach

Chlorinated water is aggressive and will react with most of the metals found in jewelry causing color changes and even structural damage. At the beach the sun is your enemy, it might alter the color of it.

 
4. Sterling Silver will naturally tarnish when exposed to air
Storing it in an airtight container (ziplock works great!) will help to minimize the amount of care necessary. You can find a lot of information online on how to clean your Sterling Silver jewelry, including some methods with toothpaste or cold ashes. We suggest to scrub it lightly with a microfiber cloth. You can also use a bit of warm water with a splash of lemon juice to better the process.

 

5. A very common question that we receive is: "Can I put my jewel in the water?". As a general rule: NO!

No matter what the water is (sea, swimming pool, bath, shower, etc...) it is best to avoid it; it is jewel after all. As it may not damage the jewel, we cannot guarantee it won't.

 

6. Jewelry should be properly kept

Stored away from natural sunlight and heat, in a protective (lined) jewelry box or a tarnish-resistant pouch. It can also be stored in a plastic zip-lock bag made of Mylar or polyethylene. Never use polyvinyl plastic bags, such as trash can liners as they contain sulfur compounds or rubber containers which can damage the material of your jewelry. Do not store your jewelry in the bathroom or in wet places.

Please note that simple gift boxes are not made for long-term storage, as usually, they are not airtight and tarnishing might occur over time.

 

7. Bracelets usually stretch over time

As weight (e.g. charms) is put on the bracelet. When buying a new bracelet it should be fairly tight. There should be no more than a thumb space between your wrist and the bracelet, unless it is a loose style of bracelet.

8. Oxidation disappears with time.

How quickly depends on how the jewelry is treated. Things that can cause the oxidation to fade include perspiration, chlorine, perfumes, cleaning agents, and silver polish. Oxidation that fades is considered normal wear and tear and is not a defect. We do not recommend using silver polishing liquid for sterling silver pieces. Oxidized (dark) jewelry does not benefit from being dipped in silver polishing liquid, as it destroys the oxidation.

 

9. Leather is a natural product that should benefit from careful protection.

Do not wear it in water or get in contact with other liquids that may cause discoloration. Leather can stretch and relax over time; stretching is not a defect in this product. As a natural feature of genuine leather, you may notice gentle shading and variations in color. You may also experience a change in the shade of the leather due to oils in the skin and the addition of charms to the bracelet or necklace.

Use with a maximum of 7–9 charms. When adding charms to the new leather bracelets, please take care to hold the leather bracelet steady and twist the charm onto the bracelet. Be careful not to twist the leather part of the bracelet when adding charms, as the leather may be damaged.

10. Although Macramé might seem simple to care they also require a basic level of attention

Our macramé jewelry requires a level of care and handling as all other jewelry, can be cleaned gently with mild soap and water. It is not recommended that you expose or submerge your macramé jewelry to water for prolonged periods of time as this may have adverse effects on the jewelry.

11. Color cords are made of synthetic fibers, which may become damaged or discolored if submerged in water.

 

12. Natural colored gemstones are often treated to improve their appearance.

These treatments are permanent and require no special care. The information below will ensure that your colored gemstone jewelry remains beautiful for years to come. 
 

Wipe your precious gemstone jewelry with a clean, soft, damp cloth after wearing. This will enhance the luster and assure that your jewelry is clean before being stored. Please be aware that a blow could damage the beauty of any gemstone. So it is best to store them while engaging in any activity where they might be subjected to high impact.
Do not use jewelry cleaner as it will cause damage to the gemstones.

 

13. It is advised to store each of your jewelry separately so it doesn't get scratched.

 

14. Always try to store your necklaces or bracelets flat, this way you ensure that it will keep its original shape for a long time, and it is less possible to get damaged.

 

If you have questions regarding the best way to care for your piece, feel free to contact us