Materials + Care Instructions
Enjoy your jewelry for years to come:
- Always put your jewelry on after applying lotion, perfume, sunscreen, etc.
- Remove your jewelry before bathing, showering or swimming.
- Never sleep with your jewelry on (we all do it but it’s best not to!).
- Remove before strenuous activities like exercise to avoid damaging your jewelry.
- Before storing your jewelry, gently wipe clean with the polishing cloth we include with your order.
- Store safely, either in our blue satin pouch, an airtight bag or your jewelry box.
- Keep in mind that these tips apply to every variety of metal and gemstone used in making jewelry
Remove your piece before swimming or exercising as sweat or chlorine can be harmful to the surface of gold vermeil. Before storing, wipe down with a soft, non-abrasive cloth (like an old t-shirt) We do not recommend using our blue polishing cloth on vermeil pieces.
When properly taken care of, gold jewelry will keep its luster, last a lifetime and remain a great investment piece and treasured heirloom for future generations. It’s best not to expose 14K gold to harsh chemicals like chlorine or bleach as they can weaken and break down the metal over time. If you find your 14k gold jewelry has lost its luster you can gently buff it with our blue polishing cloth that was included with your piece.
Sterling silver is prone to tarnishing which is a result of the metal reacting with sulfur and moisture in the atmosphere. Many factors affect the speed of tarnishing, such as humidity, pollution, the pH levels of your skin, the type of water in a particular area, and even the foods you eat. To slow down the oxidation process of silver pieces that are not worn on a regular basis, store them in airtight, tarnish-resistant containers or bags that are specially treated to slow down tarnishing. Tarnished silver at first takes on a golden cast and eventually turns black. The more oxidized silver becomes, the harder it is to clean, so it’s best to prevent dullness and tarnishing by keeping your sterling silver jewelry clean and storing it properly.
SURGICAL STEEL & GOLD PLATED SURGICAL STEEL
Surgical steel is easy to care for. Simply wash with warm soapy water and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. Plated Surgical steel should be treated with extra care to ensure the plating is not damaged by excessive rubbing or exposure to chlorine or salt water.
Titanium can be cleaned by washing with warm soapy water and drying thoroughly with a soft cloth. If your Titanium piece features gemstones, choose a cleaning method that is appropriate for those particular gemstones that will not damage them. Softer gems should be handled with care. For example, pearls and opals are especially vulnerable.
You can keep your diamond pieces sparkling by soaking them in a gentle degreasing solution, such as water with a few drops of mild dish soap, once or twice a week. After you remove the diamond from the cleaning solution, use a soft, clean toothbrush (a baby toothbrush is ideal) to remove any remaining dirt.
Cubic Zirconia is a very durable stone. You can clean them with soapy water and a soft cloth, always keeping in mind the setting they are in (14k gold, Gold vermeil, Sterling silver, etc)
We use a variety of gemstones in our pieces. Most stones respond well to mild detergent and warm water. Clean them using a soft brush, preferably a baby brush with soft bristles. Avoid scrubbing too hard or you may end up scratching the stone. Rinse and dry gently with the help of a soft, lint-free cloth.
It’s important to remember that freshwater pearls are organic. Always store your freshwater pearls individually in a soft cloth or pouch. This will ensure they won’t rub against each other, scratching the surface. Before you store your freshwater pearls, make sure you wipe them with a soft cloth. Do this as soon as you remove them for the day. Never expose freshwater pearls to harsh chemicals like ammonia.
It's best to remove your simulated opals when showering, swimming, etc. Simulated opals don't like chemicals. To clean, you can use water mixed with vinegar or a gentle dish soap. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush to lightly buff the simulated opal. Carefully rinse with lukewarm water.