For Enameled Pieces
Please care for and wear your enameled jewelry gently. Enameled jewelry is glass fused to metal. It is more durable than you might think, but a drop or sudden impact with a hard surface can cause your piece to chip or become damaged.
Storage | Store the piece in a cloth, poly bag, or wrapped in tissue separately from other objects.
Wear | Do not submerge in any liquid; do not shower or bathe while wearing. Remove when washing hands. Never use chemicals or abrasives to clean enamel. Avoid exposure to lotions, perfumes, and cleaning products. Exposing silver to cleaning chemicals such as bleach can create dark spots in silver that must be professionally removed.
Cleaning | To clean the enamel, wipe gently with a clean, slightly damp, soft cloth; do not use paper towels. If removing silver tarnish, use a Sunshine cloth on the metal only and take care not to allow the Sunshine cloth to contact the enamel; Sunshine cloths contain fine abrasives which can scratch and cloud enamel.
For Silver Pieces
Avoid contact with lotions and perfumes. Store in an airtight environment if possible (such as a small polypropylene zip top bag) or anti-tarnish pouch. Swimming or bathing while wearing silver jewelry can dull its finish over time. Exposure to cleaning chemicals such as bleach can create dark spots in silver that must be professionally removed.
For Pieces with Stones
Do not swim, shower or bathe when wearing a piece with a stone. Do not use abrasives, scrub pads, jewelry cleaning cloths or jewelry cleaning chemicals as this can damage the stone. Avoid exposing the stone to lotions and perfumes as this can permanently and undesirably alter the appearance of some stones.
For Bronze Pieces
Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. I triple seal my bronze pieces with jeweler's lacquer to help preserve the coloration and finish, as well as protect the skin from the harmless discoloration that copper sometimes causes when it comes into contact with sweat and body oil. To clean bronze, use your fingertips or a soft cloth with water and mild soap. Do not swim, shower or bathe when wearing bronze. Do not use abrasives, scrub pads, jewelry cleaning cloths or jewelry cleaning chemicals as this will damage the lacquer finish. Periodically, bronze may need to be professionally stripped and re-sealed. I offer this service for $20 + shipping. Please contact me if you are interested in this service