Most of the jewelry that we make and sell are protected from corrosion. However, rough handling can wear away or scratch the protection off. Also, sweat, grime, and dirt can discolor the finish. So here we will provide some tips to keep your jewelry clean and looking 'like new.'
The easiest and gentlest method for cleaning your jewelry is to mix a mild dish soap or hand soap with warm water. The jewelry can be soaked and/or rubbed with a soft cloth. Remove the jewelry from the water and dry completely before storing.
The use of harsh chemicals or abrasives can damage gems, stones, and charms and the color on the anodized aluminum and enameled copper rings and other enameled items.
A tumbler can be used to clean your jewelry, as well. Again, add a few drops of mild dish soap or hand soap to the tumbler cup with enough water to cover the jewelry. Dry the jewelry completely upon removal from the tumbler and before storage.
The color on the anodized aluminum and enameled copper rings and other enameled items can fade over time and can be damaged or chipped with contact to hard surfaces. It is advised to store pieces with these items within a bag or otherwise by themselves and out of the sunlight.
To care for items with rubber rings please refer to "How do I care for my rubber chainmaille jewelry?" by Blue Buddha Boutique.
For more information on jewelry care:
"How do I care for my jewelry?" - Blue Buddha Boutique
"How to Care for Handmade Jewelry" - Overstock.com
"Basic Jewelry Care" - Zales