Super grateful for your newest jewelry purchase. 🖤 Thank you for supporting an independent artist-run business.
I hope you’ll treasure your new jewelry, here are some tips to care and extend the life of your new piece.
Please avoid wearing in watery places, chlorine (from a pool), household cleaners, skin products, even soaps can strip the luster from pearls, Gold, Gold Fill, Brass & Silver. Gold & the hard stones are hard and fairly stout but jewelry is miniature, so it should still be handled delicately.
Silver & Brass & Goldfill
Silver & brass tarnish at a rate that depends upon your body chemistry. (Seriously!) Your skin oils can prevent the tarnishing, but if these metals come into contact with sulfuric anything, they’ll turn dark & moody. Maybe you like that? Cool, then keep wearing it & the smooth, exposed parts will turn to bright silver over time while the nooks and crannies stay dark — automatic texturing.
Or maybe you don’t like that? Hardware stores typically carry polishing cloths. (Sunshine’s the best!) Get to it! If it’s goldfill, dance all day & night but don’t get it wet and store it in cloth. Be a little extra with it, and it’ll be a little extra back.
Opals, Pearls, Gems & Moonstones
The thing about wearing a little piece of the earth, sea or the sky is that they’re just as moody. If you put your opal or your pearl in your closet, it’ll lose some of its life. (Seriously!) If you keep them out & in the sun, they come to life. Opal color varies with ambient temperature & humidity, and pearls react visibly to the temperature of your skin & its oils, a beautiful fact about these delicate wonders. However, chlorine (from a pool), household cleaners, skin products, even soaps can strip sensitive stones of their colors, luster, and life, so take extra good care. I think of them as having a kind of life beyond being something pretty to look at, so they ought to be treated that way too.
For storage or traveling with beaded pieces please keep coiled in box away from being banged around in a bag or a drawer. These are handmade pieces on soft flexible wire that can get damaged if bent or crushed. If one of these pieces accidentally breaks and you can collect most of the pieces I do restring - you take care of the shipping, email firstname.lastname@example.org for help :)
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