PRODUCT CARE

PRODUCT CARE INSTRUCTIONS

To minimize scratches and other damage, store your jewelry either in the Han Cholo pouch provided with every order or in a separate compartment in your jewelry box.

Different metals used can be affected in various ways:

  1. Salt found in sweat interacts with the metal found in jewelry, which can cause a reaction to the jewelry.
  2. Avoid exposing to household chemicals when cleaning with bleach or ammonia, or when swimming in chlorinated water, as these chemicals can cause damage over time.
  3. When washing your hand, it is best to remove jewelry. Some chemicals found in soap can also affect jewelry over time.

CARING FOR PRECIOUS METALS JEWELRY

WHAT CAUSES TARNISHING

Tarnishing, also known as oxidation, is caused when oxygen or sulfer comes in contact with sterling silver. It gives it a darker color. Sterling Silver comes in different levels of purity (i.e. 0.95 or 0.925) and higher purity silver will tarnish more quickly. Sometimes, sterling silver is intentionally oxidized to create depth and certain details on a piece of jewelry.

STORING PRECIOUS METALS

Oxygen in the air will tarnish Sterling Silver, so properly storing your jewelry will help minimize that oxidation. Here are some storage tips:

CARING FOR PRECIOUS METALS

Polishing Precious Metals is typically the best way to clean your jewelry. Be sure to do the following:

If you have severe tarnishing or antique pieces that need extra care, please contact mets@clinkjewellery.com to discuss options.  Beware of commercial cleaning solutions as many present a health hazard or may damage your jewelry.