Caring for your precious unique jewelry
At Just the Sea, we understand that your jewelry is not just an accessory;
There is a bond intertwining the essence radiating from objects, the spirit that birthed them, and your own sensitivity. Each jewel is a reflection of your unique lifestyle.
To help your jewelry maintain its timeless beauty, we’ve put together some essential care tips for various types of pieces.
Silver Jewelry Care:
Tarnish is Natural:
Silver jewelry may naturally tarnish over time due to factors like individual pH levels, humidity, and exposure to air. This is a natural occurrence and doesn’t indicate a flaw in the jewelry.
Store your silver jewelry in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Consider using the cotton bags included with our jewelry.
- Mild Soap and Water: For routine cleaning, mix a few drops of mild dishwashing soap with warm water. Gently scrub your jewelry with a soft toothbrush or cloth. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a clean, soft cloth.
- Baking Soda Paste: For tougher tarnish, create a paste with baking soda and water. Apply this mixture to your jewelry, gently scrubbing with a toothbrush. Rinse and dry as before.
- Silver Polishing Cloth: Specially designed to remove tarnish and restore shine. Simply rub your jewelry with the cloth until it regains its luster.
18k Gold Jewelry Care:
While 18k gold is more resistant to tarnish and discoloration, it’s still important to handle it with care. Avoid rough handling and contact with chemicals or abrasive materials.
Clean your 18k gold jewelry with a mixture of mild soap and warm water. Gently scrub the piece with a soft toothbrush or cloth. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a clean, soft cloth.
Gold and Rhodium-Plated Jewelry Care:
A Delicate Layer: Gold and rhodium-plated jewelry feature a thin layer of precious metal over a base metal. This layer can wear off over time, depending on usage and care.
Minimize Contact: Avoid wearing plated jewelry during activities that may subject it to excessive wear, such as swimming, showering, or exercising. Chemicals, lotions, and perfumes can also accelerate wear.
Gentle Cleaning: Clean plated jewelry by gently wiping it with a soft, damp cloth. Avoid abrasive materials or harsh chemicals.
All jewelry, including plated pieces, may require periodic maintenance. The frequency of maintenance depends on usage and care. Some signs that maintenance is needed include fading or discoloration of the plating or a loss of shine.
To restore the luster and appearance of plated jewelry, we offer replating services. This process involves reapplying a fresh layer of precious metal to your jewelry, revitalizing its look and durability. Please contact us for more information on our replating services.
Remember that proper care and maintenance can significantly extend the life and beauty of your jewelry. Each piece is unique, and with the right care, it will continue to shine and captivate for years to come.
If you have any questions or need further guidance on caring for your jewelry, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Your satisfaction is our priority.