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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options. Beware of commercial cleaning solutions as many present a health hazard or may damage your jewelry.