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jewelry care guide

All our jewelry has been made with love by us, to be well-loved by you. With proper care, it will continue to shine. We’re confident in the quality of our pieces, which is why they come with a two-year warranty in case of any potential defects from the materials or workmanship.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR JEWELRY

Use this guide for care tips by material.

How to Wear

  • The more intentional you are about caring for your jewelry, the longer it will last.

  • Remove your jewelry before doing any activity that risks physical damage.

  • As a general care tip, your jewelry should be the last thing you put on before going out and the first thing you remove upon coming home.

How to Store

  • When not being worn, store in a safe, dry place to protect against the elements of daily exposure.

  • Store pieces separately to avoid damage.

  • Ensure pieces are completely dry before storing.

  • Certain metals, like vermeil and sterling silver, can be prone to tarnishing. Rather than the packaging that came with your purchase, we recommend storing your pieces in our Leather Jewelry Boxes, which are lined with an anti-tarnish microsuede fabric that makes care and cleaning even easier.

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How to Clean

  • Proactive maintenance is the easiest way to care for your jewelry.

  • Regularly cleaning your pieces helps to avoid the residue buildup that can dull the original shine.

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Care Guides by Material

14K Solid Gold

When properly cared for, our 14k solid gold pieces can last forever. With its beautiful, subtle hue, 14k gold will not oxidize or discolor, so you can wear your jewelry every day, everywhere.

What to know about wearing gold jewelry

  • 14k gold jewelry is more durable than 18k gold, which is softer and susceptible to scratching and bending. 

  • To keep your 14k gold jewelry looking its best, be mindful of how you wear it. Any physically challenging activity could impact your jewelry. 

How to store gold jewelry

When not being worn, store your jewelry in a safe, dry place to protect it from the elements of daily exposure. 

When properly cared for, our 14k solid gold pieces can last forever. With its beautiful, subtle hue, 14k gold will not oxidize or discolor, so you can wear your jewelry every day, everywhere.

How to clean gold jewelry

  • While 14k gold is made to last a lifetime, it does require gentle care and occasional polishing. 

  • To maintain the shine of your jewelry, gently clean it with a soft-bristled brush or cloth using warm water and detergent-free soap, or use our Jewelry Care Kit

  • Don’t use abrasive cleaners. 

  • Ultrasonic cleaners are safe to use on 14k gold jewelry.  

Gold Vermeil

Not to be confused with regular gold plating, our vermeil (pronounced ver-may) is a thick layer of 18k solid gold on sterling silver. It lasts longer and provides the look and feel of gold jewelry at a fraction of the price. 

What to know about wearing gold vermeil jewelry

  • Vermeil will naturally tarnish over time, especially when exposed to environmental factors like air pollution, moisture, and items that contain sulfur. 

  • It is easy to restore the shine of gold vermeil jewelry. 

How to store gold vermeil jewelry

  • Store in a safe, dry place—such as an anti-tarnish pouch or case—with the anti-tarnish strip that came with your purchase. This will help to protect your pieces when they are not being worn.

  • All of our Jewelry Cases have an anti-tarnish microsuede lining for ease of care.

How to clean gold vermeil jewelry

  • Proactive maintenance is key. To keep tarnish from setting in, be sure to clean your pieces regularly by wiping them with a soft, damp cloth. 

  • To remove tarnish, buff gently with a polishing cloth, or use our Jewelry Care Kit

  • Worth noting: polishing cloths can be abrasive so apply gentle pressure and don’t over polish. 

Sterling Silver

925 Sterling Silver is a lightweight metal made of 92.5% pure silver. It’s highly durable and designed for everyday wear.

What to know about wearing sterling silver jewelry

  • Proactive maintenance is the best way to prolong the lifespan of sterling silver. 

  • Clean by wiping with a soft, damp cloth. To remove tarnish, buff gently with a silver polishing cloth, or use our Jewelry Care Kit

  • Ultrasonic cleaners are safe to use on silver jewelry. 

  • Please note: If you’re wearing pieces made of oxidized silver, they will need to be cleaned differently. Oxidized silver products have a special finish, so we recommend a dry clean—no water or silver cleaning polish—otherwise finish may rub off entirely. 

How to store sterling silver jewelry

  • Store in a safe, dry place with the anti-tarnish strip that came with your purchase to protect from the elements of daily exposure. 

  • All of our Jewelry Cases have an anti-tarnish microsuede lining for ease of care. 

How to clean sterling silver jewelry

  • Proactive maintenance is the best way to prolong the lifespan of sterling silver. 

  • Clean by wiping with a soft, damp cloth. To remove tarnish, buff gently with a silver polishing cloth, or use our Jewelry Care Kit

  • Ultrasonic cleaners are safe to use on silver jewelry. 

  • Please note: If you’re wearing pieces made of oxidized silver, they will need to be cleaned differently. Oxidized silver products have a special finish, so we recommend a dry clean—no water or silver cleaning polish—otherwise finish may rub off entirely. 

Titanium

Titanium is a lightweight material and doesn’t corrode easily, making it highly durable. When properly cared for, titanium jewelry will maintain its appearance for a lifetime.

What to know about wearing titanium jewelry

  • Titanium is incredibly strong but can get scratched as a natural part of daily wear.

  • To keep your titanium jewelry looking its best, be mindful of how you wear it. Any physically challenging activity could impact your jewelry.  

  • When stacked together, the tough surface of black titanium may abrade softer metals like gold or silver. 

How to store titanium jewelry

  • When not being worn, store in a safe, dry place to protect from the elements of daily exposure. 

How to clean titanium jewelry

  • Clean with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth, or use our Jewelry Care Kit.

  • Ultrasonic cleaners are safe to use on titanium jewelry. 

Diamonds

All of our diamonds are within GHI color and SI-I 1-2 clarity. We only use Kimberley Process compliant diamonds.

What to know about wearing diamond jewelry

  • Even though diamonds are one of the hardest natural substances found on Earth, they can still be damaged under certain circumstances.

  • To keep your diamond jewelry looking its best, be mindful of how you wear it. Any physically challenging activity could impact your jewelry.  

How to store diamond jewelry

  • Store in a safe, dry place when not being worn. 

How to care for diamond jewelry

  • To maintain the shine of your diamonds, buffthem lightly with a soft-bristled brush using warm water and detergent-free soap. Or use our Jewelry Care Kit.

  • Don’t use abrasive cleaners. 

  • Ultrasonic cleaners are safe to use on diamond jewelry. 

Gemstones

All of our gemstones are genuine mineral stones that are highly valued for their beauty, longevity, and rarity. We use an array of high-quality, natural gemstones in our jewelry. 

What to know about wearing gemstone jewelry

  • Gemstones have varying degrees of hardness so be sure to treat them with care. 

  • Many colored gemstones stones are susceptible to discoloration and fading when excessively exposed to natural elements such as sun, salt water, and perspiration as well as chemical irritants like chlorine, cosmetics, and lotions.

How to store gemstone jewelry

  • When not being worn, store your jewelry in a safe, dry place to protect it from the elements of daily exposure.

How to clean gemstone jewelry

  • Do not use steam cleaners or ultrasonic cleaners on colored gemstones as they can damage or permanently discolor these stones. Rubies and sapphires can be gently cleaned in warm water, using non-detergent soap and a soft-bristled brush. 

Pearls

Our cultured pearls are carefully selected from oysters and freshwater mussels.

What to know about wearing pearl jewelry

  • Pearls can be sensitive to environmental factors, so treat them with love.

  • Maintain the brilliance and luster of pearls by wearing them often as that helps to prevent drying. 

How to store pearl jewelry

  • When not being worn, store pearls in a safe place. 

  • Pearls can crack when stored in a condition that’s too dry. 

How to clean pearl jewelry

  • Do not use abrasive cleaners or polishing cloths. 

  • Do not use steam or ultrasonic cleaners. 

Enamel

Enameling is a technique in which a glossy substance, traditionally a type of glass, is fused to metal or another hard surface via a very high heat. Our enamel, called cold enamel, makes a more durable piece of jewelry. 

What to know about wearing enamel jewelry

  • While our enamel is less prone to chipping, it doesn’t mean that it can’t happen. Be sure to treat your enamel jewelry with care. 

How to store enamel jewelry

  • When not being worn, store in a safe, dry place to protect from the elements of daily exposure.

How to clean enamel jewelry

  • Clean with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. 

  • Do not use abrasive cleaners or polishing cloths. 

  • Do not use steam or ultrasonic cleaners.

Ceramic

Ceramic jewelry is incredibly durable. It is made from a mixture of clay, earthen elements, powders, and water which is then shaped into the desired design. 

What to know about wearing ceramic jewelry

  • Our ceramic jewelry is covered and protected with a waterproof glaze.  

  • Despite its toughness, ceramic jewelry may scratch or shatter upon impact, so treat your pieces with care.

How to store ceramic jewelry

  • When not being worn, store in a safe, dry place to protect from the elements of daily exposure. 

How to clean ceramic jewelry

  • Clean by wiping with a soft, damp cloth. You can also use warm, soapy water and a soft cloth for pieces that need a deeper clean. 

  • Do not use abrasive cleaners or polishing cloths. 

  • Do not use steam or ultrasonic cleaners.

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