To help keep all your jewelry looking its best and to save yourself extra cleaning time, remove all pieces before showering, swimming, washing your hands or using household cleaners. Additionally, jewelry should avoid contact with lotion, sunscreen, hairspray, and perfume.
Gold Filled Jewelry Care
When not wearing, store your jewelry in an airtight bag or container. Gold filled jewelry is fairly resistant to tarnishing; however, regular wear and exposure to humidity and personal care products can dull its luster over time. To return your piece to its original shine, there are a few easy options:
1. Soak for a few minutes in warm, soapy water using a mild dish detergent, then rub with a lint-free or microfiber cloth. A soft toothbrush can be used for small spaces and crevices, just don't overdo it!
2. Spritz with Windex, rinse with warm water, then rub with a lint-free or microfiber cloth. Windex works especially well for removing grime and oil.
3. For ease and convenience, we also recommend buffing with Sunshine Polishing Cloths, which are readily available online.
Gold Vermeil & Gold-Plated Jewelry Care
When not wearing, store your jewelry in an airtight bag or container. To polish, soak for a few minutes in warm, soapy water using a mild dish detergent, then rub with a lint-free or microfiber cloth. Avoid jewelry cloths (even Sunshine cloths) that contain any chemical cleaners or abrasives, as these can strip the gold layer from the base metal.
Gemstone and Mineral Care
Corals, opals, onyx, shells, pearls, and turquoise are all softer or porous elements that require special care. Avoid soaking these even in soapy water for long periods or using any chemical cleaners or abrasives on them, as this may damage or weaken them.
Silk Tassel Care
Whenever possible, store your tassel jewelry hanging or in a box separate from other jewelry to avoid crimping. To bring your tassel back to perfection, touch up using a steamer or an iron at its lowest setting.