All of our pieces are made with sterling silver and/or a heavy layer of 22kt gold plated brass. All chains, jump rings, clasps, etc. are sterling silver.
Care and Cleaning:
Silver– We have a variety of finishes on our sterling silver and they should be cared for differently. All of the silver parts have been oxidized (a darkening agent that allows the letters and design elements to be more pronounced and legible) before their final finish is achieved.
Please avoid using any kind of jewelry cleaners or silver polish as it will clean the intended oxidization out of the detailing as well.
For Matte Silver a standard green kitchen scotchbrite pad used dry can be used to restore the soft matte satin finish……..Or……a piece of #0000 steel wool can be used. (the finest available at your hardware store.)
For Polished Silver a soft silver polishing cloth such as the Sunshine brand can be used.
For the 22kt Gold Plated Brass a product that we use in the studio is Windex Glass Cleaner. Another option is to just use a little drop of dishwashing liquid mixed with warm water and a soft cloth.
DO NOT USE ANY KIND OF JEWELRY CLEANERS OR POLISHING CLOTHS ON THE PLATED BRONZE!!!
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST!!!!
As much as we love the idea of everyone wearing our jewelry 24 hrs. a day 7 days a week and never taking it off……….. it is STILL JEWELRY and can only withstand so much trauma. Showering, hot-tubbing, lathering it up with lotion, putting it through a sweaty soccer game, or dangling it over an oil spitting stove top are not recommended if your intention is for the finish to stay in tact. These types of metals have a hard enough time withstanding the day to day turmoil of skin acidity and oils………… so remember to give your precious baubles a break!!
Repairs and Refurbishing
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding repairs or having your piece refurbished.