Wear and Care
CAN I WEAR MY PIECES IN THE SHOWER? THE POOL?
It is best to remove pieces when swimming or bathing, as chemicals in the water, along with any products used, can discolour the metal. Gemstone pieces should not be immersed.
WHAT ABOUT WASHING MY HANDS? CAN I LEAVE MY RINGS ON?
Make it a best practice to remove rings before washing or applying lotion. Soap and lotions can accumulate in the small nooks and crannies of your jewelry and cause discolouration to the jewelry and possible irritation to your skin.
MY PIECE HAS TURNED BLACK! WHAT IS WRONG WITH IT?
It’s just a little tarnish - don’t worry! The more silver jewelry is worn, the less likely it is to tarnish. Chemical reactions can cause discolouration too. Give the piece a gentle polish with the polishing cloth provided with your order and it will be as good as new. A care card has also been included with your piece. Tuck it into your jewelry box right now!
WILL THE COPPER TURN ME GREEN?
The majority of my copper pieces are sealed to prevent tarnishing and/or to preserve a patina finish. I use several coats of wax to seal the pieces. This coating will eventually wear off. I use jewelry grade lacquer, Renaissance Wax or Johnson's Paste Wax depending on the finish.