Jewelry care

Jewelry Care Tips

Care for your jewelry to wear it for as long as possible

Crocheted Beads Charms

Remove jewelry before working on materials that will stain (e.g. dyes, turmeric, etc.) the charms.

To clean the charms, lather gentle soap on a soft bristle toothbrush and lightly brush the surface to remove any dirt. Then rinse with water and lightly pad dry with a soft cloth, or blow dry with cool air. Do not soak the jewelry under water.

Do not rub the charms with jewelry cloth, or anything abrasive.

Plated Jewelry

Silver and gold plated jewelry will tarnish over time from wear and exposure to humidity and chemicals.

Wipe down your jewelry gently with lint-free cloth to remove excess oil it collects from everyday use. Do not use jewelry cloth on plated jewelry as the infused polishing agent on the cloth may remove the plating from its surface.

Always take off your jewelry before showering, swimming, sunbathing, and exercising.

Perfume and lotions contain chemicals that can tarnish your jewelry. Remember to spray perfume or apply lotion a few minutes before putting on your jewelry to limit substance in contact with them.

Store your plated jewelry in a dark, cool and dry place, and keep each of them separately in sealed bags to reduce exposure to humidity.

If there is contact with water, dry the jewelry with a lint-free cloth and use a dryer to blow dry the crocheted charms. Use cool air for blow drying so it does not damage the jewelry.

Gold Filled and Sterling Silver Jewelry

Gold filled/sterling silver jewelry is much more durable than gold/silver plated jewelry as it has a much higher percentage of gold/silver. They can be worn without removal for most daily activites. Wearing them when showering, swimming, sunbathing, and exercising will speed up the tarnishing (turning dark/dull) process. But you can return shine to them by using a jewelry cloth to gently rub the metal surface, avoiding any beaded charms.

When not wearing the jewelry, store it in a sealed bag to slow down the tarnishing process.

Brass Jewelry

Brass jewelry will tarnish over time from wear and exposure to humidity and chemicals. Tarnished brass have an antique appearance that is beautiful in its own way. If you prefer to return the shine to your jewelry, use a jewelry cloth to gently rub the metal surface, avoiding any beaded charms.

Brass jewelry can oxidize to produce a green surface stain on the skin when they come in contact with water. This is not harmful or painful and will go away within a few hours of removal. You can also put a thin layer of clear nail polish on the part of your jewelry that touches your skin to prevent the stain.

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