Cleaning and Caring For Your JewelryHere are some cleaning instructions for any of my hand crafted goods made from sterling silver, gold, copper, or brass.
The best way to clean fingerprints, smudges, and other minor surface grime off your jewelry and gemstones is with a soft, lint-free cloth like someone would use to clean their glasses. This is the safest, easiest way to clean your jewelry.
If you've got a quite a bit of dirt or grime on your jewelry, the best way to clean it yourself is with a soft toothbrush and dawn dish soap under running water. Be sure to plug your sink!!! when you're done, damp it dry with a soft, lint-free cloth. If you have one of my engraved pendants, do NOT use this method to clean it! You will scrub away the antiquing I used to darken the recessed areas.
Over time, when wearing your jewelry, the finish will get scratched up a bit. It can't be helped. The best way to get rid of minor scratches is with a polish cloth. Polish cloths can usually be purchased at a local jewel