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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. EACH PIECE IS HANDMADE AND THEREFORE DELICATE IN NATURE. PLEASE FOLLOW THESE TIPS IN CARING FOR YOUR JEWELRY TO IMPROVE 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.

DO NOT SWIM IN YOUR JEWELRY

NEVER GO SWIMMING WEARING YOUR JEWELRY AS CHLORINE IN SWIMMING POOLS CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO ALL METALS AND WILL ERODE GOLD JEWELRY.

SAFELY STORE YOUR JEWELRY

WHEN NOT WEARING YOUR JEWELRY, TO MINIMIZE SCRATCHES AND OTHER DAMAGES, STORE YOUR ITEMS SAFELY IN A SOFT LINED BOX OR POUCH WITH AN ANTI TARNISH STRIP. TRY TO STORE PIECES SEPARATELY SO THAT THEY DO NOT RUB AGAINST EACH OTHER.

AVOID WEARING WHILE CLEANING, GARDENING, OR DOING SPORTS ACTIVITIES.

ALWAYS PROTECT YOUR JEWELRY FROM SHARP BLOWS, SCRATCHING, CHEMICALS, SUNLIGHT, & HEAT/COLD.

STERLING SILVER JEWELRY

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

AS A RULE, WIPE DOWN AFTER EVERY WEAR & THOROUGHLY DRY AFTER EXPOSURE TO WATER. TO POLISH AND RESTORE ITS SHINE, RUB USING A LINT FREE JEWELRY 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 A SIMPLE POLISHING DOES NOT WORK TO REMOVE THE TARNISH, TRY A PROFESSIONAL SILVER POLISHING CLOTH OR PRODUCT. ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURERS INSTRUCTIONS. 

24K GOLD VERMEIL JEWELRY

GOLD PLATING MAY WEAR OFF OVER TIME- TO HAVE YOUR JEWELRY REPLATED, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A QUOTE. USE NON-ABRASIVE CLEANING MATERIALS. IF A CLEANING SUBSTANCE IS TOO STRONG, IT MAY REMOVE THE GOLD. 

DO NOT LET YOUR JEWELRY COME IN CONTACT WITH NAIL POLISH REMOVERS, PERFUMES, OR HAIRSPRAY. DO NOT WEAR YOUR GOLD PLATED JEWELRY ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS SO THAT YOU MAY ENJOY IT LONGER.

TO KEEP YOUR JEWELRY LOOKING NEW, WIPE IT DOWN AFTER EVERY WEAR. REMOVE EXCESS OIL THAT YOUR JEWELRY COLLECTS WITH A COTTON BALL OR LINT-FREE CLOTH (THE JEWELRY POUCH WE PROVIDED WORKS TOO). A PROFESSIONAL JEWELRY CLEANER OR POLISHING CLOTH IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PLEASE NOTE THAT OVER TIME, THE STERLING SILVER UNDERNEATH THE GOLD PLATING MAY BEGIN TO TARNISH & A BLOTCHY APPEARANCE MIGHT BECOME VISIBLE. IF A SIMPLE WIPE DOWN OR POLISH DOESN'T GET RID OF IT, FOLLOW THE BELOW STEPS TO CLEAN IT:

MIX 1/4 CUP OF LUKE WARM WATER AND 2 TSP. OF A GENTLE LIQUID SOAP. (NOTE: STAY AWAY FROM HARSH JEWELRY CLEANERS OR ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP). TRY FIRST USING THE SOLUTION ON A COTTON BALL AND DABBING GENTLY. DO NOT USE A POLISHING CLOTH - WHICH MAY REMOVE THE GOLD ALONG WITH THE DISCOLORATION. IF THIS DOES NOT WORK, SOAK YOUR JEWELRY IN THE SOAP/WARM WATER SOLUTION, WIPE DOWN WITH A LINT FREE CLOTH & LEAVE TO DRY OVERNIGHT. 

MEDALLIONS / WISH BRACELETS

PLEASE FOLLOW THE CARE RECOMMENDED FOR STERLING SILVER OR 24K GOLD VERMEIL ABOVE. OUR SILK & COTTON RIBBONS ARE WASHABLE (BY HAND OR DELICATE CYCLE) AND SHOULD BE HUNG TO AIR DRY.

OCEAN PLASTICS

THE PLASTIC FRAGMENTS WE USE TO MAKE OUR JEWELRY 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. HAVING 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 PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO SALT + SUNLIGHT.

  

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