Gemstone Gifts Handmade Jewelry are made with high quality precious metals and gemstones, and should give you a life time of wearing pleasure.
Here are some simple care suggestions:
Always avoid contact with chemicals, such as
Tap and well water: Water leaves nasty mineral deposits behind (look at your chrome faucets at home).
Chlorine: You can help avoid this by not swimming with your jewelry pieces on (chlorine & salt) and by not putting your jewelry on until you are finished with your hair and makeup.
Don't wear your jewelry to the gym. Exercising, swimming or doing household chores while wearing your jewelry will cover them with cooking grease, smoke, sweat and perspiration, and will eventually leave a film behind, dulling the color and shine. This is why it is necessary to clean your jewelry periodically.
Try to remember to wipe your jewelry pieces with a soft, damp cloth after wearing.
All silver and gold jewelry will
eventually tarnish or discolor if left out in the open air. The less air contact there is with the jewelry the better off you are. I have had silver develop a dull haze in one week. The easiest way to keep your jewelry from tarnishing is to store it properly.
If you want your jewelry to be ready to wear at a moments notice, you should store your jewelry pieces the FREE zip lock bags that it came with your purchase, along with the FREE 3m anti-tarnish strip that was included with your purchase.
3m Anti-Tarnish strips absorb the air contaminants in the zip lock bag from the air, which cause your jewelry to tarnish. They are very effective and last for 6-12 months if you remember to zip the bag closed.
Then place in in a jewelry box or jewelry case with the lid tightly closed.
To clean and remove tarnish from copper, pour about 1 inch of white vinegar in to a container, add 1 tablespoon of salt and stir. Place the copper jewelry in the solution for 5 - 25 minutes (depending on the degree of tarnish) remove, rinse and dry.
Using the same formula for removing tarnish and cleaning copper, but substitute clear ammonia for the vinegar .