Unique, custom, personal jewelry is timeless but not invincible. Sterling silver tarnishes over time and everyday activities/products can actually be quite harmful to both gold and silver. To ensure your jewelry remains a part of your everyday style, please take the following considerations:
Remove jewelry when doing any activity that could cause damage such as: sports, sleep, shower, pool, or beach.
Avoid contact with chemicals, products, and perfumes.
Clean regularly with specific jewelry cleaners or mild cleaning agents (baking soda, water, and a toothbrush are perfect).
Use a jewelry polishing cloth to return pieces to original luster.
Store jewelry in safe and dry location. Silver pieces should ideally be kept in an airtight plastic bag to prevent tarnishing.
I stand behind my work so should it need any repairs from normal wear and tear, I will repair it for free within the first six months.
A lot of my silver pieces are finished with oxidation, and it is completely natural for this finish to “wear polish” over time (this means it is getting a lot of love!). I am happy to re-oxidize any pieces for free if you get it to me and cover the return.
High polish and textured pieces will also wear over time. Depending on the finish of your jewelry, I can reapply a finish for $0-20 plus shipping.