J E W E L R Y * C A R E
Caring for your jewelry collection is essential to keep them timeless. Below we have shared some of our easy jewelry care tips.
"Adorn your magnificent beauty" - T A K A
PEARLS & SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES
Pearls benefit from daily wear — however, care must be taken not to expose them to perspiration or cosmetics. If you need to clean your pearls, simply wipe them with a soft cloth. Friction with hard materials can abrade the surface of a pearl, so make sure to store it separately from other jewelry items. Semi-precious stones should be wiped with a soft cloth and mild soap and water if absolutely necessary.
Solid gold jewelry should be polished with a special polishing cloth. For gold -filled and plated jewelry, gently clean it with a cotton ball or very soft cloth to remove dust and dirt. If your jewelry requires more extensive cleaning you can use warm water and mild soap. Dry thoroughly with a cloth. Always remove gold plated jewelry before bathing and exercising, and avoid applying creams/perfumes while wearing in order to maximize its lifespan.
14K GOLD FILLED
Do not use a chemical jewelry cleaner or treated cloths. 14k gold filled products are resistant to tarnishing because the outside layer is actually gold and is thick enough to prevent oxidation of the inner material. We recommend minimizing exposure to moisture and chemicals such as perfumes, salt water and chlorine in swimming pools as they take their toll on fine jewelry. Use mild liquid dish soap (most jewelry professionals recommend blue Dawn) and water to remove oil build up, then dry it thoroughly with a clean soft cloth.
Sterling silver benefits from usual wear—the oils on your skin help protect it from tarnishing. If your sterling silver is looking a little dull, a silver polishing cloth can quickly restore its shine.
GOLD PLATED OVER STERLING SILVER
Products noted as gold plated are crafted in sterling silver with a gold plating overlay. The are nickel and lead free. It is considered a less expensive alternative to gold-filled jewelry. To avoid damaging the outer layer, avoid contact with water, sweat and any harsh chemicals. Wipe down with soft, lint free polishing cloth each time after wearing and store in a sealed bag in a cool dry place to preserve its quality.
Leather is a strong material, but it should not be worn in or exposed to water, which can weaken it. Avoid exposure to perfumes, creams and soaps.
Jewelry is best stored in a dry area away from moisture (i.e. please don't keep it in the bathroom). Place your necklaces, earrings, and rings in a covered jewelry box when not being worn.
If you plan to store your jewelry for an extended period of time, gently wipe it with a cloth and place it in an airtight bag. A silica packet placed inside the bag will keep it from tarnishing during storage.