Precious Metals Care
Sterling Silver 925
Naturally tarnishes over time when it is worn and exposed to the elements. Should your jewelry piece becomes too vintage or aged for you, here's a home remedy for a quick polish:
- Make a paste with a teaspoon of baking soda and a few drops of water, or use a natural toothpaste.
- Take a cutip or cloth, dip into paste, and scrub blackened areas to shine.
- Rinse under warm running water, use a sponge soft-bristle toothbrush to get the harder to reach places like engravings.
Gold is Good. This precious metal doesn't react with the elements, though it will eventually lose its initial sheen and acquire a more matte finish. We believe that worn look is just as desirable, but in case you'd like to restore that shine, try this at home:
- Soak jewelry in warm soapy water for a few minutes.
- Using a soft-bristle toothbrush, gently scrub the piece.
- Rinse under warm running water
Brass / 18K Plated Gold
Precious Plated Metal is a durable material, but can still scratch or wear through. Prolonged surface wear can rub off the finish. To prevent damage, we recommend storing your item in a soft cloth pouch away from other products, and avoiding exposure to household chemicals and cleaning products.
- Cut a slice of lemon and sprinkle salt on it. Rub the lemon slice over your piece, rinse with water and dry with a soft cloth.
- For tougher tarnish, make a paste from baking soda, lemon and water. Use an old toothbrush, cloth or any soft bristle brush to apply the paste. Brush, rinse and dry.
- If you're looking for something quick, instant and portable, use a treated polishing cloth such as Sunshine Cloth. The cloth is treated with jewelry cleaning chemicals but it is non scratching and works great on gold, silver, brass and bronze.