Our jewelry is hand finished, and therefore delicate in nature. Treat it with care, and you will extend its longevity. In general, we recommend you not swim, bathe, or shower in your jewelry and avoid unnecessary exposure to heat and moisture where possible.
Exposure to sunlight, heat and humidity naturally cause sterling silver to tarnish, as well as the oils and salts in your skin. Keep your sterling silver polished with a jewelry cloth or silver cleaner. We recommend using our special polishing cloth treated with anti-oxidants and non-scratch micro abrasives. For the best results, store your sterling silver in a dark, dry place, and seal in airtight ziploc bags. That’s what we do.
OXIDIZED STERLING SILVER
Oxidized sterling silver has been intentionally darkened and cleaning it may strip some or all of the dark patina. Instead, buff with a soft cloth to bring up the shine, or wipe with a damp cloth to clean.
Brass contains a high percentage of copper and is likely to tarnish to a greater degree and faster than sterling silver, which contains a small amount of copper. We recommend following the same steps for maintaining brass as you would sterling silver jewelry. We also think the look of aged brass gives our designs character and a decidedly vintage look, making the brass potentially the most durable and low maintenance of our metals.
Electroplated metals are more vulnerable to chemicals, including those in soaps, perfumes, and lotions, as well as natural salts and oils in your skin. To preserve electroplated jewelry, do not immerse in water with detergents or chemicals, spray perfume or products containing alcohol directly on the jewelry, or use jewelry cleaners, as they may strip the surface, and damage the finish. To clean wipe with a damp cloth.
Electroplated jewelry that has been e-coated with a clear seal is more durable and last longer than other coatings used to preserve the finish on electroplated jewelry. However, we do recommend you follow the same steps for maintaining e-coated jewelry, as for uncoated electroplated jewelry. To clean wipe with a damp cloth.
Gemstones are organic, and vulnerable to chemicals, including those in soaps, perfumes and lotions. One should never use jewelry cleaners directly on the stone itself, as the chemicals and abrasives may damage the surface of the stone. Do not swim, bathe, or shower in gemstone jewelry.