Jewelry Care and Cleaning
Properly caring for your jewelry ensures that it will be part of your story for years to come.
In general, take care not to knock the stones on other objects as this will potentially loosen them over time. Also, be aware that some stones are more fragile and can break or chip if they are constantly dropped, caught or banged. Your jewelry should not be worn while bathing, exercising, cleaning, or any other activity that may expose it to harm.
Store your jewelry in a clean, dry, organized space to avoid tangling of chains, and scratches on the stones.
Jewelry containing stones, especially turquoise, opals, and pearls should be stored away from prolonged sunlight or extreme heat to avoid damage.
Silver jewelry will tarnish over time and gold can also become dirty from wear, even though it doesn't tarnish. Clean your jewelry with warm water and a mild soap using a soft toothbrush or soft cloth. Commercial jewelry cleaners can be too harsh and should never be used on stone jewelry.
Oxidation is the surface treatment that makes your silver jewelry black in color. It will wear over time and potentially reveal the shiny silver underneath. This occurs at different rates depending on your body chemistry and the frequency with which you wear your piece. If at some point you would like to have your piece re-oxidized, please contact me.