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Jewelry Care

Our jewelry pieces have been lovingly crafted and many of the components are put together by hand. As a result there can sometimes be slight differences in the color, size and pattern of the materials or embellishments.

Most of the jewelry on this Website is costume jewelry, unless stated otherwise. Costume jewelry is made of materials that are less valuable than fine jewelry, and usually feature glass, beads, and synthetic stones rather than precious gems. Our metal pieces are usually brass, steel, and gold or silver plated unless stated otherwise. The finish on plated jewelry may fade progressively over time from wear and tear. You may be able to prevent this by taking a few precautions in the care of your jewelry.

Always avoid contact with chemicals, such as hairspray, perfume, lotions, household cleansers, pool and sea water, and so on. You can help avoid these things by putting your jewelry on last when getting ready to go out. It is best to remove rings and bangles before washing your hands.

Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe your jewelry pieces after wearing them to remove natural body oils, sweat or residue. If your jewelry comes into contact with water, it is recommended that you dry it with a soft cloth or tissue, as moisture can damage surfaces and cause them to rust or become pitted.

Gold and silver plated jewelry will eventually tarnish or discolor if left out in open air. To prevent this from happening, store your pieces in a cool, dry place, such as a jewelry box or case with the lid closed.