QUESTION: How do I care for tungsten jewelry?
ANSWER: Tungsten jewelry does not require special conditions or treatment to maintain it's look. Tungsten is scratch resistant. NOTE: Tungsten carbide rings CANNOT be resized (i.e. stretched).
QUESTION: How do I care for stainless steel jewelry?
ANSWER: Stainless steel jewelry does not require special treatment to maintain its look. Steel will NOT tarnish. Kindly note that stainless steel jewelry may scratch under harsh conditions, therefore it is advised that you DO NOT wear it while working around heavy equipment, sharp objects etc.
QUESTION: How do I care for sterling silver, gold plated or rhodium plated jewelry?
STORING STERLING SILVER / GOLD PLATED / RHODIUM PLATED JEWELRY:
Oxygen and moisture in the air will tarnish sterling and/or plated jewelry, so it's important to properly store your jewelry to help minimize the oxidation process. Here are a few storage tips:
- Store in an area with low humidity (avoid bathroom storage).
- Store in an airtight bag (i.e. Ziploc bag).
- Place a packet of silica or piece of chalk inside the storage bag.
- For Bracelets or Necklace: Keep clasps and closures open / unhooked to avoid moisture buildup.
WEARING YOUR STERLING SILVER JEWELRY:
You can avoid tarnish by wearing your jewelry more often. The natural oils in your skin will actually help protect and clean the jewelry. Please be advised, that there are certain activities that can cause your jewelry to lose its luster quickly. You should remove your jewelry before doing any of the following:
- Applying Hair Products
- Applying Lotion or Makeup
CLEANING YOUR STERLING SILVER, GOLD PLATED OR RHODIUM PLATED JEWELRY:
Even the best-cared-for jewelry will sometimes require cleaning. Polishing your jewelry will typically be the best way to clean it. Be sure to do the following:
- Use a soft, non-abrasive cloth to avoid scratching.
- Use a new section of the cloth regularly.
- Avoid rubbing areas that are intentionally oxidized as part of the design.
- Don't rub in a circular motion, instead follow the grain of the metal.
- To prevent natural silver oxidation / tarnish - Keep It Dry. Tarnish generally occurs jewelry when there is excessive contact with moisture and liquids (i.e. hand lotions, cleaning soaps, etc.)
- We recommend that you use anti-tarnish wipes, i.e. silver jewelry cloths or silver cleaners to keep your silver jewelry looking new.
- Avoid excessive rubbing to avoid wearing down the finish.
- DYI TARNISH CLEANING TIP: Mix three parts baking soda to one part water. Wet the silver and apply the paste with a soft-lint free cloth. Rinse well and gently dry with buffing cloth.