Care & Cleaning

  • Our handcrafted jewelry features either a Nano-Ceramic E-Coating (natural white pieces, to protect them from tarnishing) or a clear high-end lacquer (blackened pieces, to protect their patina).

      Our chains are un-coated and un-lacquered.

 

  • Simply clean with a damp soft cloth. To remove buildup, use warm water, a squeeze of mild dish soap, and a soft toothbrush.

  • Do not use any commercial jewelry cleaners or harsh chemicals. They are not needed and can harm the e-coating and lacquer.

  • Do not place coated, lacquered, or blackened jewelry into an ultrasonic cleaner! The vibration will likely damage the protective coating, lacquer and patina.

  • Since salt, chlorine, and some solutions can damage precious metals and lacquer, please remove your jewelry before bathing, swimming, using a jacuzzi, or washing your hands.

 

  • Avoid hitting jewelry against hard surfaces (at the gym, file cabinets, etc.).

  • Coatings can wear thin over time, depending on how the coated jewelry is cared for and maintained,    and may need to be re-applied.

  • Please note, the black patina featured on our jewelry is a surface finish, like a deep tarnish. It needs a little extra protection. Avoid hitting and scratching the pieces, which can remove the blackened layer. Please keep the pieces in their supplied small pouches when storing them or traveling.

  •  We ship a polishing cloth with every order containing a natural color chain. Readily available silver cleaners can also be used to remove tarnish from the chains. We like "Wright's Silver Cream", available at most hardware stores, or online.

More questions? Please fee free to contact us at any time.

Dana Point, CA

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