FAQ

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CARE OF JEWELRY:

SILVER

I only use sterling silver or fine silver in my silver pieces.  Sterling Silver is 92.5% silver, fine silver is 99.9%.  To keep your sterling silver piece bright and shiny, use a silver polishing cloth from time to time and keep your jewelry in a ziploc bag.

OXIDIZED STERLING SILVER

If your piece is oxidized sterling silver, it should never be polished with a jewelry cloth or the patina will be removed.  For these pieces, use only a soft cloth and plain water to clean if necessary.

COPPER AND BRASS

Copper and brass oxidizes and darkens when it comes in contact with the air in the environment. It tends to get to a certain dark color but then it doesn’t get any darker. Copper and brass develop a patina, especially in the presence of heat, sunlight, sweat, swimming pools and chlorine water, chemicals and cosmetics. I like my copper abd brass to develop a Patina so I never take off my cuff. But you can lessen the process by removing jewelry before bathing, swimming, doing dishes, putting on lotion or makeup.

The same sort of thing can happen when it comes in contact with your skin if your skin is acidic. The acids in your skin combine with copper and make copper salts which are green. They are harmless and can simply be washed off.

If you have ever had a copper bracelet that started to turn green or even turn your skin green, the green color results from an individual’s body chemistry at a particular time. Two people can wear the same bracelet and one person’s wrist will turn green and the other’s will not. A person can wear a copper bracelet one day with no green marks and the next day green marks might appear.

The green color means that your skin has become more acidic and has dissolved copper from the bracelet faster than the body can absorb it. This usually happens when we sweat.

Green marks might also appear when the body is deficient in copper so is trying to obtain it a rate faster than it can absorb.

Some makers of copper jewelry, put a coating (sealer) on the copper item to preserve it and prevent the copper from interacting with the wearer’s skin. But then, the purported health benefits of wearing copper would not be achieved.

STORAGE

Keep cooper in a cool, dry place. If possible, store in an anti-tarnish pouch, box or cloth. If you have none of these, use a tightly sealing plastic bag to keep air from contacting the copper items. Adding a strip of anti-tarnish paper can also slow down tarnish.

To maintain the shine, you can buff a copper piece with an anti-tarnish cloth.