Care

GEMSTONES

Special attention should be paid to gemstone jewelry.  Avoid extreme temperature changes and contact with household chemicals.  Never expose stones to hot solutions, abrasive cleaners or ultrasonic cleaners.  With the exception of pearls, which require special care, gemstones may be cleaned with a non-abrasive jewelry cleaner.

Turquoise and Pearl Jewelry require special care to keep the stones looking their best.  Never let these stones come in contact with creams, ammoniated liquid, nail polish remover OR chlorinated water (swimming pools, etc.).
SILVER

Exposure to air, dust or other elements, particularly those containing sulfur, may cause sterling silver to tarnish more rapidly.  There are a number of non-abrasive polishes on the market specifically designed to remove tarnish.  Always read the warning label and take care when using polishes on jewelry containing gemstones.  Never store your silver jewelry in a leather pouch or bag.

GOLD

 

Most gold jewelry can be safely cleaned with a non-abrasive jewelry cleaner.  Always rinse completely and blot dry.  Never use creamy jewelry cleaners on gold as they may containg harsh abrasives that will scratch the surfact of the jewelry.

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