Treat Your Jewelry With Care.
- While my pieces are comfortable enough to wear all of the time, I recommend removing your jewelry before certain activities like working out, gardening, housework, etc.
- It’s best to wait until after you’ve applied makeup, hairspray, etc., to put on your jewelry, as chemicals in even the most gentle cosmetics can damage the finish of your jewelry.
- Remove your jewelry before going to bed, or showering or bathing.
Cleaning your jewelry
- Use warm water with mild soap to gently remove makeup or body oils. Dry thoroughly before wearing or storing since silver and gold can tarnish from water and leave residual water stains on your jewelry.
- Do not polish or rub oxidized sterling silver jewelry, as it will remove the patina. For pieces that are selectively polished to reveal the silver, use a gentle abrasive such as sandpaper with 1000 grit to gently brighten the silver. Avoid contact with the blackened areas. Always rub the metal gently in the same direction.
- Never immerse your oxidized jewelry in a jewelry cleaning solution as it will remove the oxidation.
Storing Your Jewelry
The natural characteristics of sterling silver causes the surface to tarnish over time from exposure air, natural oils from one's skin, and moisture.
- Store each jewelry piece in an airtight environment like a plastic bag or container to maintain the finish of your jewelry and prevent tarnish from developing.
- You can also place silver anti-tarnish strips in your storage container to absorb the oxidants that discolor and tarnish jewelry.
- Traveling can be hard on jewelry, so it's wise to use a travel case to protect your favorite jewelry pieces from damage on the road.