JEWELRY CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- Handle with care and avoid dropping or rubbing them against hard surfaces.
- Take off your jewelry before applying perfumes, lotions or other sprays.
- Make sure your cream or body lotion is completely dry before wearing your jewelry.
- Avoid bathing, swimming or showering with your plated jewelry on and remove them before engaging in activities that will cause you to sweat a lot.
- Store them in their original box after use to protect them from scratches and oxidation.
Our jewelry are plated at the premium thickness of 10 microns.
However, please note that it’s still a plating meaning a decorative layer of metal that will fade away with time and use. How soon will depend on many factors including body chemistry and lifestyle.
Following the care instructions above will help prolonging the life of your plating finish. Additionally, never rub your jewelry too hard as this will cause the layer of plated metal to wear off quicker; you can clean them with mild soapy water if needed then gently pat dry with a soft cloth or towel.
Any substance that isn’t PH neutral can potentially damage your plated jewelry, like sweat, harsh antibacterial soaps, jewelry cleaners and even acidic foods like tomatoes.
The plating can be easily restored by any local jeweller or plating studio.
Copper is a “breathing” material and it will inevitably oxidize through time gaining an antiqued patina.
You can bring your jewelry to its original shine with a jewelry polishing cloth, a copper polish compound or with homemade solutions like a mix of vinegar and baking soda or even with ketchup. After that rinse them very well in water and pat dry.
Please, keep in mind that copper can react according to the body chemistry producing a greenish hue that can be easily washed away with soap and water.
For some wearers this tends to stop happening after a week or two of use. – Anyway this is NOT harmful at all and does not represent a defect in your product – For some, this is considered a sign of the beneficial effect you get by wearing it: copper is a mineral that the human body requires and wearing it can bring health benefits.
Copper is a completely safe metal to wear being it antifungal, antimicrobial and hypoallergenic in nature.
All my bare copper jewelry are sealed with a microcrystalline wax which acts a barrier and prevents skin discoloration. This wax will eventually wear off over with time and use, especially on the surfaces that are most in contact with the skin. A clear metal sealant can easily be re-applyed at home like a metal lacquer or wax.