Jewelry Care Tips

Fortunately, stainless steel, sterling silver and brass jewelry care can be as fast and easy as a quick rubdown.  Use a jewelry cloth or a simple microfiber cloth to clean your jewelry.  Please, avoid the use of paper towels and toilet paper.  

Maintain a long up and down strokes to clean the jewelry.  Be sure to use different parts of the cloth avoiding any tarnish.  Also, do not use circular motions, as it can actually make the tarnish or dirt worse.  Be sure to avoid polishing parts of the jewelry that is oxidized.

To prolong the life of your jewelry, it is important to remove your jewelry during the following activities:

Maintain Proper Storage:

Be sure to store your pieces appropriately and be diligent about its maintenance.  Air exposure can tarnish your delicate jewelry.  Don't leave it lying on your nightstand, open jewelry chest, or inside your drawer or purse.  

It is best to store in individual airtight bags with anti-tarnish properties.  These bags helps to keep the air exposure out and keep the shininess and brilliance. 

Unclasp and unhook the jewelry to avoid potential scratching.  Don't store several pieces in the same bag together.  This can create scratching, tangling and tarnish, which is what we are trying to avoid.

If you are looking for an additional preventive method, silica gel packets provide anti-tarnish protection when adding one into each bag for extra care and protection. 

While traveling with your jewelry, be sure to use a jewelry case for protection.  The last issue you want to experience on vacation or a business trip is scratched-up and tangled jewelry.

Know When To Take It Off:

Did you know that most pure water should not damage your jewelry?  Unfortunately, most of the water we're exposed to is not purified.  Contaminants and chemicals in the water may result in dull-looking and tarnished jewelry.  Take your jewelry off before: