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JEWELRY CARE

our jewelry is made to be worn & loved. we embrace the natural evolution that takes place as we give each piece a life fused with our own -to keep your jewelry looking tip-top, here are some guidelines!

 

CARE

EACH PIECE IS HANDMADE AND THEREFORE DELICATE IN NATURE. PLEASE TREAT YOUR ITEMS WITH CARE TO IMPROVE THEIR LONGEVITY. 

AVOID MOISTURE

TO MAINTAIN AND EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR JEWELRY, AVOID CONTACT WITH MOST FORMS OF MOISTURE (EVEN STEAM FROM THE BATHROOM) AS WELL AS WITH CLEANING CHEMICALS, FRAGRANCE AND BEAUTY PRODUCTS.

WEAR IT OFTEN

WEARING YOUR JEWELRY OFTEN IS GOOD BECAUSE THE NATURAL OILS IN YOUR SKIN HELP TO REFLECT THE TARNISH PROCESS.

STORING YOUR JEWELRY

WHEN NOT WEARING YOUR JEWELRY, TO MINIMIZE SCRATCHES AND OTHER DAMAGES, STORE YOUR ITEMS SAFELY IN A DRY PLACE SUCH AS A JEWELRY BOX OR THE COTTON JEWELRY POUCH THAT WE HAVE PROVIDED. THE POUCH CAN ALSO BE USED AS A POLISHING CLOTH TO KEEP YOUR JEWELRY NICE AND SHINY.

STERLING SILVER JEWELRY

STERLING SILVER NATURALLY TARNISHES AND DULLS OVER TIME (A GOOD SIGN OF THE QUALITY OF THE SILVER), SO GIVE YOUR JEWELRY A POLISH EVERY NOW AND THEN TO MAINTAIN ITS SHINE. TO POLISH, USE A POLISHING CLOTH OR THE 100% COTTON POUCH WE HAVE PROVIDED. DO NOT USE A TISSUE - IT WILL SCRATCH YOUR JEWELRY. TARNISH IS MOST EASILY REMOVED WHEN IT FIRST BECOMES VISIBLE. IF POLISHING DOES NOT WORK TO REMOVE THE TARNISH, TRY THE METHOD BELOW SUGGESTED FOR GOLD VERMEIL WHICH ALSO WORKS FOR SILVER.

18K GOLD VERMEIL JEWELRY

IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A PIECE WITH 18K GOLD VERMEIL FINISH- PLEASE NOTE THAT OVER TIME, THE STERLING SILVER UNDERNEATH THE VERMEIL MAY BEGIN TO TARNISH AND A BLOTCHY APPEARANCE MIGHT BECOME VISIBLE. TO REMOVE THIS, MIX 1/4 CUP OF WARM WATER, 2 TSP. OF LIQUID DISHWASHING SOAP, AND 1 TSP. OF AMMONIA. PLACE THE SOLUTION ON A COTTON BALL AND DAB GENTLY. DO NOT USE A POLISHING CLOTH - WHICH MAY REMOVE THE GOLD ALONG WITH THE DISCOLORATION.

MEDALLIONS

FOR OUR T-MEDALLIONS, PLEASE FOLLOW THE CARE RECOMMENDED FOR STERLING SILVER OR 18K GOLD VERMEIL ABOVE. THE T-SHIRT RIBBONS ARE WASHABLE (BY HAND OR DELICATE CYCLE) AND SHOULD BE HUNG TO AIR DRY.

MERMAID TREASURE

THE PLASTIC FRAGMENTS WE USE TO MAKE YOUR MERMAID TREASURE ARE THE REMAINS OF LARGER PLASTICS THAT HAVE TRAVERSED THE OCEANS AND HAVE BROKEN DOWN OVER TIME. THEY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO HARSH NATURAL ELEMENTS (SOME EVEN VOLCANIC!) TO SHAPE THEM INTO WHAT THEY ARE TODAY. IRONICALLY, THE BEAUTY OF EACH PIECE IS A FEAT OF NATURE.

BECAUSE YOUR MERMAID TREASURE HAS WEATHERED THE OCEANS, EACH PIECE IS DELICATE AND CAN BE POROUS. THEIR HARDNESS VARIES ON THE TIME SPENT IN THE ELEMENTS AND THEIR COMPOSITION. TAKE CARE WHEN WEARING AND STORING THESE ITEMS TO AVOID SCRATCHING OR CHIPPING. AVOID WEARING DURING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND IN SITUATIONS WHERE YOU MAY GET YOUR JEWELRY WET (COOKING, CLEANING, SURFING, SAVING THE WORLD).

  

IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS REGARDING ADDITIONAL CARE FOR YOUR JEWELRY, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US.