Jewelry Care

Hi! Congratulations on your new jewelry!

We believe jewelry is meant to be worn every day, from your everyday jewelry to unique pieces you only wear on special occasions. Most of the jewelry we sell requires very little care — just wear and enjoy. 

With that in mind, here are some helpful tips to keep your jewelry looking its very best!

General Care

▪︎ Your jewelry should always be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. Put on your jewelry after all of your lotions, cosmetics, perfumes and hairspray have been applied. These products can contain chemicals that will quickly dull the surface of your jewelry. There's a reason ladies get dressed with jewelry last, as a finishing touch!

▪︎ To maintain your jewelry's vibrancy, we recommend taking off your jewelry when swimming, gardening, doing contact sports, and seriously messy cooking. That said - it depends on your lifestyle, your aesthetic preferences, how often you lose things (taking jewelry off regularly seems to be the biggest culprit in loss!)

▪︎ Silver that is worn regularly typically needs less cleaning, so we recommend wearing your silver jewelry often. The oils in your skin help prevent tarnish. (This varies depending on your own body chemistry.) So if you’ve got it, flaunt it! Unfortunately, the metal will still become dull or darken with normal wear. 

▪︎ All 925 sterling silver jewelry will tarnish over time. We recommend using a silver polishing cloth on a regular basis to help prevent the natural tarnishing process. Just remember that silver is very soft, so don't fret if they are bent out of shape. Just gently bend the post back into position again.

▪︎ There are also many viable home remedies for cleaning silver online. When in doubt, contact us and we will give you further advice on cleaning your jewelry. 

Safely Store Your Jewelry

▪︎ Proper jewelry storage is often overlooked. Choose a cool, dark, dry storage place. It is important to store away your jewelry immediately after wearing. Jewelry should never be tossed into a drawer or on top of a dresser − that’s asking for scratches and damaged jewelry.

▪︎ Plastic ziplock bags are an easy and effective way to store your jewelry, as humidity is an enemy to precious metals.  Close the bag halfway and squeeze out all the air before sealing. Do make sure you don't store multiple jewelry pieces in the same bag; the individual pieces can scratch each other. If humidity is a problem, you can place a piece of chalk or a silica gel (the little packets in new shoes) in your jewelry box. These will help prevent tarnish while you are not wearing your silver.

▪︎ When traveling, protect your jewelry pieces from scratches or other impact damage by padding it in a separate box or case.

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