General Care Instructions
Black silver is created in a chemically induced oxidation process over the surface of the silver jewel.
During the normal course of wearing a jewelry, the appearance will change as the surface starts showing signs of wear.
This depends on the activity level of the wearer, so finish may last between few weeks to 3 years.
Black silver will receive a "washed" look over time.
Gold and Silver Jewelry
All jewelry need special care.
You should avoid contact with cleaning materials, perfumes, hair sprays and other beauty products. Avoid sleeping, sporting or working with your jewelry.
Keep your Jewelry stored separately in a dry place.
Clean carefully using old toothbrush, preferably the soft and small kind, with warm water and a hands soap. Wash with warm water.
Rings Surface / Matte or Shiny Finish
During normal wearing of a wedding band, the appearance will change as the surface starts to show signs of wear; All finishes on rings will change over time. Rings take a lot of wear and tear - so a shiny finish will become less shiny and a matte finish will become more shiny. This may vary between each person and metal type and can take between few months - few years.
You will receive a detailed tips and instructions of how you should take care of your new jewelry in your package. Make sure to take a look at this!
More tips for care and cleaning of fine jewelry
Fine jewelry is meant to be worn and passed down to future generations. Taking simple steps to care for and clean your jewelry today, will help ensure that it will remain looking beautiful tomorrow. Each piece of jewelry is individual and needs to be cared for differently. Below are detailed tips, broken down by jewelry types, to care for your precious pieces.
Do not wear your gold diamond jewelry, especially rings, when doing any type of sport or rough work. Even though diamond is one of the hardest materials in nature, it can still be chipped by a sharp, sudden blow.
Chlorine can damage and discolor the mounting on your diamond jewelry. Keep your diamonds away from chlorine bleach, or other household chemicals. You should also remove your diamond jewelry before going into a chlorinated pool or hot tub.
Clean your diamonds regularly using a mild detergent. Dip the jewelry into the solution and use a soft small used toothbrush to dislodge dust or dirt from around and under the setting. Always thoroughly rinse and dry your jewelry after cleaning and before storage. Avoid touching your clean diamonds with your fingers. Handle clean jewelry by its edges.
After wearing, wipe your precious gemstone jewelry thoroughly with a clean, soft slightly damp cloth. This will enhance the luster of the gemstones and ensure that your jewelry is clean before storage. Store gemstone pieces individually in soft pouches / small nylon bag.
Do not expose your precious gemstone pieces to saltwater or harsh household chemicals, such as chlorine. These chemicals may slowly erode the finish and polish of your gemstones.
Hair spray, perfume and perspiration may cause jewelry to become dull. Apply all cosmetics, perfumes and colognes before putting on colored gemstone jewelry. Make sure to wipe your gemstones after wear to remove any chemicals, oils or perspiration. Do not subject gemstone jewelry to sudden temperature changes (such as sauna or hot tub). If you have an active lifestyle, take extra precautions with some types of gemstone jewelry. Emeralds, for example, are brittle and should not be worn when doing household chores or any other activity where the stone could be hit or damaged. Almost all colored stone jewelry can be safely cleaned using a mild soap and water solution and a soft brush. Always thoroughly rinse and dry your jewelry after cleaning and before storage.
Karat Gold Jewelry
Remove all gold jewelry before showering or cleaning. Soap can cause a film to form on karat gold jewelry, making it appear dull and dingy. By preventing the formation of this film, you immediately reduce the frequency with which your pieces will need to be cleaned.
To clean your jewelry at home, you'll find many commercial cleaners available. In addition, you will find a soft chamois cloth an effective and inexpensive way to keep your pieces lustrous and shining.
Be careful of chlorine. Chlorine, especially at high temperatures, can permanently damage or discolor your gold jewelry. Do not wear gold jewelry while using chlorine bleach or while in a pool or hot tub. You can remove tarnish by using soap and water. Carefully brush with a soft bristle brush. An old soft toothbrush can also be used: After the brushing, simply rinse with lukewarm water and allow to dry.
Sterling Silver Jewelry
Clean your silver jewelry with a mild soap and water solution, allowing the water to bead up, and then pat dry with a soft cloth. Store your silver in a cool, dry place, preferably wrapped in a soft piece of felt or cloth. Store pieces individually, so that they don't knock together and scratch. Do not rub silver with anything other than a polishing cloth or a fine piece of felt. Tissue paper or paper towels can cause scratches because of the fibers in these products.
Make sure your silver is not exposed to air and light during storage – this can cause silver to tarnish. Don't wear sterling silver in chlorinated water or when working with household chemicals.
To give your silver jewelry that have been gone dull/black a new fresh silver shade, use this protocol:
1. put 1 large table spoon baking soda into a warm (30-50 Celsius) water previously added to a ceramic/glass bowl coated with aluminum foil.
2. wait for the complete dissolving of the baking soda, you can help it with a wooden stick (such as chopstick).
3. put your tarnished silver Jewelry in the bowl and wait for it to become clean again.
4. Carefully dispose the soda water in the sink.
Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have on how to take care of your new jewelry. We're always happy to assist.