Jewelry Care

If you’re unsure whether it’s a good idea to wear your jewelry in a given situation, we recommend choosing the safer option and remove it! Following below practices help to guarantee a longer life-span of your jewelry.

CARING FOR GOLD VERMEIL JEWELRY

Vermeil (pronounced: ver-may) is an overlay of gold over a base of sterling silver. Gold vermeil jewelry requires special care. Remember to store your gold vermeil jewelry in an airtight container when not in use—and to remove before applying perfumes, lotions, or before bathing. Chlorine, especially at high temperatures, can permanently damage or discolor your gold vermeil jewelry. Avoid wearing gold vermeil jewelry while using chlorine bleach or while in a pool or hot tub.

To clean gold vermeil jewelry, buff VERY gently with a soft and dry 100% cotton cloth or a microfiber cloth. NEVER use chemical cleaners on 22k gold vermeil jewelry--it can strip the gold finish. It is natural for gold vermeil jewelry to tarnish with time—it adds character to the item makes it as individual as you are. 

CARING FOR STERLING SILVER JEWELRY

Sterling silver will oxidize/patina naturally over time but can be cleaned very easily. Be sure to clean the silver only and avoid contact with any stones, particularly pearls and soft stones such as opals and emeralds, as the polish may cause damage to these stones.

Be particularly careful of chlorine. Chlorine, especially at high temperatures, can permanently damage or discolor your silver jewelry. Avoid wearing silver jewelry while using chlorine bleach or while in a pool or hot tub. Oxidization is also accelerated in a humid environment. Oily salts from fingers can also tarnish silver.

CARING FOR GEMSTONES

Gemstones require special care.  To ensure your gemstone jewelry keeps looking beautiful, follow the cleaning tips below.

To clean any gemstone, wipe gently with a damp cloth. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. Avoid hot water, soaking, chemicals, steamers or ultrasonic cleansers when cleaning.