How to Care for Your Jewelry
This list is not all inclusive but gives you basic information to help you enjoy your jewelry for many years to come.
Do NOT sleep or bathe while wearing your jewelry. Many people like to wear their jewelry day and night, but this constant rubbing and exposure to heat, water, chemicals, and the oils in your skin can cause permanent damage.
Jewelry is not a toy and should be kept away from infants and small children. Never leave infants and small children with jewelry unattended as it can pose a choking hazard. The Swarovski crystals used in some pieces contain lead; however, Swarovski states that "the crystal manufacturing process creates a matrix,
which inhibits the mobility of lead. Because of this structure, lead
crystal poses no significant risk of excessive lead exposure to human
health via surface contact (hand to mouth), mouthing or even ingestion." But while my jewelry may look good enough to eat, don't put it in your mouth or eat it!
Use common sense when wearing your jewelry. My pieces are made to last with care, but are often constructed of delicate materials. Avoid wearing a piece where it will get pulled or struck against hard surfaces, which can cause permanent damage.
If Your Jewelry Needs Cleaning:
Gently wipe off makeup and skin oils with a soft, clean, 100% cotton cloth. Do not use paper towels, tissue, or cloths that can scratch.
To remove fingerprints, light grease, or dirt, add a small amount of mild liquid soap to a half cup of warm water. Dampen a clean, 100% cotton cloth with the mixture, and gently wipe your jewelry. Rinse your cloth with water and gently clean. Dry completely with a clean, soft cloth before storing.
Take care when cleaning sterling silver. It is a soft metal and can be easily scratched or bent. Polish gently with a 100% cotton cloth and a nonabrasive cleaner made especially for silver, or with a cloth specially treated to remove silver tarnish. Wipe off the cleaner thoroughly. Be careful that you don't rub or scratch soft beads (e.g., pearls) in the piece.