All gemstones and diamonds used are genuine and individually unique. Gemstones are porous rocks, and some stones easily absorb anything.
- Avoid direct contact with water (salt or pool water with chlorine) and chemicals such as bleach, sulfur and detergents will erode the finish and polish of the gems leaving them dull.
- Hairspray, perfume, lotionsand excessive perspiration can also cause dullness if not regularly cleaned off.
- Take off your jewelry before you put on lotions and creams.
- Do NOT put Pearls and Opals in ultrasonic cleaners or use cleaning agents as they can't stand the force due to their softness.
- Regularly wipe your precious stone jewelry with a clean, soft damp cloth after wearing.
To clean: gently use lukewarm soapy water to soak for a few minutes, and buff it dry it with a soft microfiber cloth.
- When your gemstone jewelry is not being worn, store in a soft pouch or plastic bag. Please note that pearls and opals should be stored in fabric instead of plastic because they like to "breathe".
Avoid Tarnish With These Daily Tips:
Knowing what’s harmful to your sterling silver jewelry is the best way to combat tarnish.
Wear it often: Believe it or not, your skin’s natural oils will help keep silver jewelry shiny. One of the easiest ways to prevent tarnish is to simply wear your silver often as opposed to letting it sit in a jewelry box unworn.
Remove during household chores: Substances with additional sulfur like household cleaners, chlorinated water, perspiration, and rubber will accelerate corrosion and tarnish. It’s a good idea to remove sterling silver completely before cleaning.
Keep out of direct sunlight: Before you hit the beach or pool, be sure to remove your silver jewelry. Sunlight can cause silver to tarnish as well.
Put your jewelry on last: For generations, women have been putting their jewelry on last and that’s for good reason! Lotions, makeups, hair spray and perfumes will accelerate tarnishing.
Cleaning Methods for Sterling Silver Jewelry:
Soap and water: This is our most recommended method because of the gentleness of soap and water. This should really be your first line of defense before trying anything else.
Baking soda and water: If you come across suggestions to use toothpaste, we highly recommend you ignore that tip and use baking soda and water instead. Instead make a paste from baking soda and water, apply a small amount onto a cloth or tooth brush and scrub gently.
White vinegar and baking soda: This gentle cleaning method is great for removing heavy tarnish. Soak your sterling silver in ½ cup of white vinegar and 2 tbsp of baking soda (combine these in the sink and prepare yourself for the fizzing and foam) for two to three hours. Rinse jewelry and pat dry.
Finish with a polish: After you’ve given your jewelry a good cleaning, you can finish the process by using a polishing cloth that’s specifically for sterling silver.
Gold Vermeil & Gold Plated Jewelry
To keep your gold vermeil jewelry looking beautiful and shiny:
- Avoid any contact with chlorine, bleach and sweat.
- Remove before washing hands & applying lotion or perfumes
- To clean, use a soft dry microfiber cloth to gently buff it.
Do not use chemical cleaners,as it is likely to strip the jewelry of its gold finish.
- Do not POLISH goldvermeil & gold plated jewelry as it will strip the finish off.
- Every couple weeks, you should give your most-worn jewelry a deeper clean.Being gentle is key, so ditch the harsh jewelry cleaners and polishing liquids and go for a combo of warm water and basic soap
- (it's important to note here that you do not want to use an antibacterial soap, as it contains chemicals that can tarnish gold-plating).
- Soak your pieces in the solution for a couple of minutes to loosen up any dirt and residue, and then carefully wipe them down with a soft cloth to restore shine