Wear + Care

Most of our jewelry requires minimal care. However, even though our jewelry can be worn daily, it is still fine jewelry. With that in mind, we do have some recommendations on how to keep your piece in great condition for years to come. When gardening, wakeboarding, doing hot yoga or anything else that might strain, waterlog or pull on the piece, we recommend taking it off. Loving care of your pieces means many happy years together.

 

Below are some tips on cleaning and storing your piece.

Silver Pieces

Wearing your silver jewelry is the best way to keep it clean! Silver tarnishes quickly when it comes in contact with oxygen and sulphur, and the oils in your skin keep it at bay. Yay!

 

Cleaning

Clean the sterling silver parts of your piece using a silver cleaning cloth. Please note that silver is very soft so use a light touch and only use very soft bristle brushes (like a baby toothbrush) on tough to clean spots. Do not immerse tags in cleaning chemicals if they contain anything other than silver, as it could damage or loosen the other materials.

 

Storage

When storing your jewelry, use an airtight plastic bag (like a Ziploc) or a proper jewelry box that does not allow light or air at your pieces. Wrap each piece in a soft cloth and store each piece separately. Put in a piece of chalk or a pack of silica gel (found in new shoes) for added help.

Leather and Suede Pieces

Leather is a natural material that gets better with age (just like all of us!). Over time it will bend and mould to your body making it buttersoft. Always take your leather pieces off if there is a chance they might get wet. Some of our leather is crimped and glued into place, if it gets saturated in water too often the glue will eventually wear away, the leather will shrink and could fall out of the sterling end cap. Stretching is natural as the leather softens to your body.

Cleaning
If you feel your leather could use some leather conditioning, by all means, go ahead and use your favourite leather cleaner/conditioner or keep it natural and use a very small amount of refined coconut oil or refined olive oil.

Storage
When storing your jewelry, use an airtight plastic bag (like a Ziploc) or a proper jewelry box that does not allow light or air at your pieces. Wrap each piece in a soft cloth and store each piece separately.

Gold and Diamond Pieces

When worn regularly, your jewelry is exposed to skin oils, perspiration, dust, makeup, and more. To keep your gold and diamond pieces shining see below.

Cleaning
Mix a small amount of mild dish detergent with warm water in a bowl. Put the jewelry into the bowl and let sit for a few minutes. Use a soft toothbrush (like a baby toothbrush) to gently scrub the jewelry. Remove items from soapy water, rinse it and dry thoroughly with a soft polishing cloth. Do not use a paper towel or tissue as these can scratch your jewelry.

Storage
When storing your jewelry, use an airtight plastic bag (like a Ziploc) or a proper jewelry box that does not allow light or air at your pieces. Wrap each piece in a soft cloth and store each piece separately.

Stones and Pearls

Our stones and pearls are natural and susceptible to scratches if knocked against something. Everyday wear is fine but please take these pieces off if there is a chance they might be hit. Many of our stones and pearl pieces also include leather, so please be sure to take these pieces off before they get wet. Fun fact: did you know pearls actually get more beautiful the more you wear them? Our natural body oils increase the lustre in pearls making them more brilliant as you wear them.

 

Cleaning

Stones and pearls can be wiped down with a soft cloth when needed. 


Storage
When storing your jewelry, use an airtight plastic bag (like a Ziploc) or a proper jewelry box that does not allow light or air at your pieces. Wrap each piece in a soft cloth and store each piece separately.

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