◦ Pearls & Other Semi-Precious Stones
Pearls can keep their shine for generations, but do protect them against corroding agents like nail polish remover or vinegar.
Protect your gemstones from chipping by being careful when handling your pieces.
Corroding agents found in jewelry cleaner can reduce the shine of your gemstones and also discolor them. We advise you gently clean gemstones with water and a cloth.
Since our pieces are made with high quality metals, such as 14k gold and .925 sterling silver, our pieces are delicate and can be bent easily if not handled with care. If you ever find your pieces bent just gently bend them back, as gold and silver are both soft when they are pure, but do take special care to deal with closures and clasps delicately thereafter.
To prevent scratches, each piece should be stored individually in its own case, pouch, or compartment.
Avoid keeping jewelry boxes in bathrooms as the moist and warm air can compromise the brilliance of your pieces.
Over time dirt, makeup residue, and skin oils can build up on the surface of your gifts causing the metal to become dull and cloudy. The best way to prevent this undesirable effect is to clean your pieces regularly. Wiping pieces down after sweating may also extend the brilliance of your jewelry.
As a general rule, the regular use of chemical liquid jewelry cleaners is discouraged, as they can result in the eventual discoloration of the metal. The safest and most effective way to polish your pieces is to wipe them gently with a soft cloth.