Most of jewelry will eventually accumulate a film of soap, body oils, and even grease after regular wear. Take care properly of your jewelry means maintaining your jewelry when you’re not wearing it and regularly cleaning it to remove regular build up and occasional tarnish. Taking care of your jewelry can ensure that it continues to be a point of pride throughout your lifetime.
Wood slice with resin surface and sterling silver chain are different materials, they should be cleaned separately using different method. Kindly take off necklace pendant from sterling silver chain before cleaning process.
Cleaning for resin surface wood slice pendant
Do not use abrasives to clean resin surface. These include certain all-purpose cleaners like Soft Scrub, and Comet, as well as scouring pads. Using abrasive cleaners or scrubbing pads will dull the surface of the pendant. Avoid wax or polishes that contain wax.
Chamois cloth is a great option as it’s both highly absorbent and gentle to the surface. Mild dish soap, Crystal Simple Green, and most non-abrasive household cleaners are good options for cleaning. Do not soak the pendant since the wood slice isn’t a water resistant material. Quickly dry the pendant with cloth after every cleaning process. We recommend that you only clean the pendant when it’s necessary. Frequently cleaning may dull the surface of the pendant.
Cleaning for sterling silver chain
Clean your sterling silver jewelry with a soft 100% cotton (nub free) cloth or flannel cloth and gently rub off any excess makeup. Remember, silver is a very soft metal and you can scratch it if you aren’t careful so don’t rub it too briskly. Never use anything but a clean 100% cotton or a special sterling silver cleaning cloth (a popular choice is Sunshine Polishing Cloth) or very soft bristle brush, like a baby’s tooth brush or a horsehair silver brush. Paper, polyester, and coarse fabrics often contain wood fibers or synthetics that can cause tiny scratches in the surface of your fine sterling silver jewelry. Dirt left over from previous cleanings can scratch the surface as well.
Note: We recommend that you don’t use silver dips for removing oxidation from your silver jewelry as it will leave microscopic pits causing it to darken faster. Instead, focus on preventative care by storing your jewelry in a closed box or plastic baggy as silver will tarnish when exposed to air.
Cleaning for stainless steel jewelry
Stainless steel jewelry won’t rust but it can tarnish over time. Steel jewelry does not tarnish as fast as silver jewelry but the rate of tarnishing depends on how it’s used. As with any jewelry it is best to avoid contact with chemicals (lotions, chlorine from pools etc.) in order to keep it cleaner longer. Steel jewelry is easy to clean, you can use mild dishwashing liquid (two or three drops in warm water will do) and wipe it down with a soft cloth. Steel jewelry is very durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear, as opposed to silver which is a very soft metal.
How to care for your jewelry
In order to keep your jewelry in good condition, here are some important tips to keep in mind:
* Do not wear jewelry while in a pool, hot tub or bathing. The chlorine in the water can damage the surface area.
* Try to not to wear your jewelry while doing any type of activity that will scratch the surface.
* Do not store your jewelry in direct sunlight and try to store it separately so that it does not come into contact with other jewelry.
* Avoid applying hairspray or makeup while wearing jewelry. The chemicals and compounds may cause tarnish.
* After each wear, gently wipe each piece of jewelry with a clean cloth.