Jewelry Care and Information
To bring out the details of our textures, patinas are applied to our jewelry. Chemical jewelry cleaners will remove this patina. Jewelry polishing clothes will quickly and easily brighten the raised highlights while leaving the patina in the recesses. We often use high karat silvers such fine silver (.999) and Argentium silver (.935). These silvers are very slow to tarnish unless you live in a high sulphur area. The best way to minimize tarnish and warm the patina further is to wear you jewelry.
It is important not to expose your silver jewelry to harsh chemicals. Remove necklaces, earrings, and bracelets before going to bed, participating in physical activity, swimming in pools or salt water. Cosmetics, perfumes, chlorine, salt water to list a few can damage silver jewelry.
An easy way to clean your jewelry is to you a mild detergent diluted in warm water. Gently message the jewelry with a soft cloth. Do not use hard bristles or tumblers.
DO NOT clean any of our jewelry with pearls or turquoise with harsh chemicals. All cleaners will damage the pearls nacre.
Items damage caused by improper care or cleaning of the jewelry cannot be returned.
WHAT IS ARGENTIUM SILVER
- Argentium silver is certified to be "Responsible Silver". Never from a mine, always from recycling.
- Highly tarnish-resistant
- Argentium Silver is a patented and trademarked alloy that is at least 93.5% pure silver. Small amounts of germanium replaces some of the copper that is usually the make up of sterling silver.