Your sterling silver will tarnish over time. The proper care, storage and cleaning of your jewelry will help maintain the appearance of your piece.
It's natural for silver to turn "dark"
As sterling silver naturally oxidizes over time, this "look" is made deliberate in some pieces of jewelry, to bring out contrast in the metal. Do not be alarmed if you start to see a buildup of tarnish, as using the provided buff cloth will polish the silver and take the top layer of oxidization off of the piece.
Avoid hair/skin product contact
Always put on your jewelry last to avoid contact with hair products, perfumes, cosmetics or lotions. Over time these products will build residue on your jewelry.
Avoid water when possible
Do not wear your jewelry in the ocean, hot tub, sauna, pool, bath or shower as water, heat or chlorine may damage your piece.
Buffing is the preferred method
Use caution when using sterling silver cleansers or jewelry solvents, as they may remove the unique finish of your design. Be sure you are using a proper liquid cleanser. We only recommend a buff cloth.
Moisture accelerates silver tarnish
Exposure to air and humidity will increase the tarnishing of your jewelry. Store each piece separately in the zip lock bag provided to avoid contact and scratching from other jewelry. To keep your jewelry in its original form, use the buff cloth provided.