Jewelry Care

Understanding why the jewelry tarnishes:

Sterling silver is an alloyed metal, usually made of 92.5% pure silver and other metals. Due to its composition it tends to tarnish faster than gold.

Tarnishing is simply a chemical reaction that the metal has with the oxygen or sulfur particles in the air. If you have a piece that is looking dark or dirty it probably means the silver has tarnished but there are easy ways to fix it, follow to learn how!

Preventing Tips:

Remove your jewelry during the following activities: cleaning, swimming, doing exercise. These activities expose your jewelry to harsh chemicals that accelerate corrosion and tarnish.

Put your jewelry on last, this again is to refrain it from being in contact with chemicals present in lotions, make-up, hair spray etc.

Keep your jewelry out of the direct sunlight and stored in a low humidity environment, ideally inside an airtight container like Ziploc bags or specialty jewelry pouches.

Cleaning Tips:

The most recommended method for at home cleaning is soap and warm water. You can do this by using a toothbrush and gently scrubbing the jewelry piece with soapy warm water.

If the tarnish is harder to remove do not scrub too hard or use any other house-hold items like toothpaste, instead email our customer service email at jewelrymadu@gmail.com to schedule a jewelry cleaning appointment.

 

Cleaning Service:

You may come by the studio or send it via mail to have it re-polished and cleaned.

It is recommended you clean your jewelry every 6 months to a year, this way you can wear your piece everyday like it was the first day you purchased it.