Use these helpful tips to keep your jewelry shining & lasting!
925 Silver tarnishes when it comes into contact with air or being exposed to direct sunlight & chlorinated water. One of the best measure to prevent your 925 silver jewelry from tarnishing is to wear them often. Depending on one's body chemistry, generally the oil from your skin acts to protect your jewelry from tarnishing. When you're not wearing your jewelry, it is advised to store them in an airtight bag. If you're keeping your jewelry in a jewelry case, make sure your jewelry case is relatively air-restricted and add in a small packet of silica gel to reduce moisture. When maintaining / cleaning your 925 silver jewelry, use a proper jewelry polishing cloth to clean them with back-and-forth motions.
BRASS & BRONZE
A greenish layer of tarnish (known as patina) that cover brass jewelry is a result of normal wear and tear. Some of us love the look of this patina and some of us do not. If you are one of these people who love brass patina, you can clean your jewelry pieces with soap and warm water to remove the dirt and grime build up. If you do not like the patina, lemon juice is a good cleaner of light tarnish. Squeeze the juice of a lemon, add in a cup of water, add in a teaspoon of salt, place your jewelry into the mixture and allow your jewelry to be completely submerged. Leave it for about 15 to 30 minutes, swishing it in the liquid every now and then. Use a soft cloth / polishing cloth to gently remove the tarnish. Once the jewelry is clean, rinse thoroughly with water and wipe completely dry.
GOLD, ROSE GOLD & RHODIUM PLATED JEWELRY
Any plated jewelry will eventually tarnish with time and wear. You can maximize the lifespan of your plated jewelry with some easy steps.
1. Do not spray perfume or other chemicals while wearing your plated jewelry.
2. Let your lotion or cream to be fully absorbed by your skin before you wear your plated jewelry.
3. Remove your plated jewelry when you're sweating, exercising especially swimming.
4. Clean your plated jewelry with soft cloth after use.
5. Avoid using jewelry cleaners and antibacterial soaps.
6. Store plated jewelry separate from other types of jewelry to avoid scratches. Small zip-lock bag works best.
7. Avoid storing different plating jewelry together. Different metals will cause each other to tarnish, fade or turn colors.
Our jewelry are mostly, if not all hand-crafted with love. Therefore, we seek your understanding that there can be slight differences in color, size and design of the embellishments on jewelry. Our jewelry pieces are usually brass/bronze, acrylic, 925 silver, 14K / 18 K gold, silver or rose gold plated and usually feature glass, beads, and synthetic stones like cubic zirconia.