To preserve the look of your jewelry and to keep it looking like new for years to come, here are a few basics that should be followed.
Chlorine and metal do not play well. The chlorine will in fact damage the metal as it is acidic, same goes for bleach. Clean with toothpaste and/or baking soda with a soft cloth or old toothbrush and your jewelry will be as good as new.
Long term exposure to Chemicals will cause "pitting". Preventing tarnish or pitting is easy. Remove all jewelry before showering, swimming or washing dishes.
Don't wear during sports activity since you could risk damage.
- The PH levels in your skin can actually cause discoloration when wearing metals and could indicate high levels of acid in your skin.
- All jewelry will tarnish to some degree if not properly stored. If using long term storage, place in a plastic bag with a tarnish strip or a tarnish free pouch to slow down the oxidizing process.
I am not responsible for damage caused to your jewelry due to improper care.
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