1. A Sunshine cloth or a soft polishing cloth meant specifically for silver is a very good way of caring for your handmade jewelry. Polish your jewelry after every few wearings and your pieces will remain looking like new.
2. A few drops of mild dishwashing liquid, a cotton swab and a very soft toothbrush can also be used if your jewelry is dirty . If the jewelry contains gemstones or pearls, do not submerge the entire piece into water or the cleaning liquid. A cotton swab with mild dishwashing liquid can also be used for cleaning silver jewelry.
3. Never clean your jewelry in bleach! Bleach will make metals brittle and could literally breakdown your jewelry. Chlorine bleach, alcohol, turpentine, acetone, and ammonia are also harmful to gemstones and pearls. These chemicals will dull and possibly pit the surface of softer gemstones (opals, lapis, turquoise, apatite) and pearls.
4. Despite common advice- do not use toothpaste or other abrasives to clean metal or stones. The abrasives in toothpaste can damage surfaces of metal, pearls and stones.
6. Store you silver jewelry in a ziplock plastic bag with anti-tarnish strips, and clean often to keep things looking new.
7. Keep jewelry items separate to avoid rubbing and scratching of surfaces.
1. Do not get these pieces wet - remove before bathing, swimming...etc.
2. A Sunshine cloth or a soft polishing cloth meant specifically for metals is a very good way of caring for your handmade jewelry. Polish your jewelry after every few wearings and your pieces will remain looking like new.
3. Do not sleep with our jewelry on - Due to some pieces delicate nature, they should be removed before bed.
4. If your piece is natural and you wish to bring back a brighter copper finish - clean the piece with a mixture of salt & lemon juice. Make a paste and clean the piece until desired color is achieved rub on with a dry cloth - again avoid submerging the jewelry in water.