PRODUCT CARE

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BRONZE CARE

Bronze will oxidize and give a nice patina over time depending on the humidity and the wearer’s body chemistry.

 It is not recommended to wear jewelry in the shower, swimming pool, ocean, sea, sauna and jacuzzi. Doing so will damage the jewelry. 

If you would like to keep the shining finish you may do the following:

 

  • For everyday maintenance you may use a jewelry polishing cloth. They may be found at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Michael’s, Joann, hardware stores,...
     

  • Here is an easy way to clean them if the polishing cloth does not work anymore:
    (Do not use on a piece with patina applied for contrast as it will remove the patina)

    • Soak the piece in white distilled vinegar for a few minutes. Leave longer if very dark. Or apply vinegar with a Qtip.

    • Use a soft steel brush or hard tooth brush to remove the oxydation

    • Do not put pressure on the soldered pieces such as a bail or eyelet as it might weaken the soldering over time

    • Rinse

    • Dry with regular cloth

    • Buff or shine with jewelry polishing cloth (optional)

Do not use the liquid silver cleaner as it is a different metal and will have a different reaction and instead of cleaning it will turn it black.

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GOLD CHAIN CARE

  • Warm water and a soft cloth are the best thing you can do to maintain the beauty of your jewelry.

  • For a deeper, occasional cleaning, a drop of soap will return its luster. When you have finished cleaning make sure that you have dried you items properly using a clean and dry flannel cloth.

  • Salt water and chlorine in swimming pools take their toll on all fine jewelry.

  • Many chemicals marketed for cleaning jewelry are actually somewhat abrasive and corrosive and can cause damage or color alteration to your jewelry.

  • A higher pH of the skin could darker the jewelry.

3

RESIN CHARMS CARE

  • If you need to clean the resin or give it a light polish, a damp microfiber or chamois cloth can clean the setting without damaging it. You can also clean it with water and mild soap such as dish soap. A little goes a very long way with soap. Make sure that the piece is thoroughly rinsed before wearing it again.
     

  •  Avoid storing any piece in direct sunlight. While my pieces are made with a high-grade resin with UV resistant properties, some resins will yellow when exposed long term to the sun’s light or heat. 
     

  • Avoid spa, jacuzzi, shower because resin is technically a plastic, high heat is the best way to damage it quickly. The resin would expand and lift from the charm.
     

  • Avoid sharp objects from rubbing on the piece such as other charms.
     

  • Store your jewelry in a covered dry, dark place.