Routine care can keep your high-end sterling silver and gold jewelry looking its best for years. All fine sterling silver and gold vermeil can eventually fade and tarnish with age and exposure to nature’s elements. LOLA & Co. is here to offer tips on how clean your jewelry and to ensure it continues to look as good as new.
Wear Your Items
One of the best ways to keep your items from tarnishing is by wearing them. Your skin has natural oils that helps keep the jewelry clean and looking new. Jewelry that sits un-worn for too long has a higher chance of oxidizing. Avoid contact with harsh chemicals and store safely in a sealed container or bag.
Taking Care of Your Sterling Silver Enamel
Enamel is glass, so everyday dirts, oils and/or fingerprints can be easily wiped off with a polishing cloth or a gentle cotton cloth with soap and water. Store your jewelry in a place where it will not be touching other jewelry to avoid having your pieces scratched or damaged.
Taking Care of Your Sterling Silver 925
Polishing your Sterling Silver 925 pendants and chains will help maintain the finish and reduce the natural buildup of tarnish. Use the LOLA & Co. blue polishing cloth and buff your jewelry to remove tarnish and bring out the original finish and luster of your pieces.
Taking Care of Your Rose Gold, Gold Vermeil & Gold Plate
To clean or polish your Rose Gold, Gold Vermeil and Gold Plate jewelry, buff gently with your LOLA & Co. square, gray, 100% cotton polishing cloth. Gently rubbing the surface of your jewelry using a soft jewelry cloth helps restore shine. When stacking our pendants it is best to keep the Gold Vermeil, Gold Plate and Rose Gold Vermeil on top, to decrease the chances of the gold fading. Jewelry cleaners and antibacterial soaps may have certain components that will make your jewelry tarnish more quickly, also perfumes, strong lotions and creams all contain chemicals that can affect you pieces. To keep your pieces looking new avoid wearing them while using chlorine bleach or in a chlorine pool/hot tub.
Taking Care of Your Leather
Leather jewelry can last for a very long time if kept safe. Protect leather from water and salt. To clean your leather pieces put a small amount of moisturizing hand soap or leather cleaner on a damp cloth and wipe your items clean.