How to take care of your Sterling Silver and other metals

December 09, 2020

How to take care of your Sterling Silver and other metals

Over time, air pollutants, dust, perfumes, and other natural elements can make jewelry appear dirty. Here are some tips to keep your pieces clean and shiny.

At Castellamare we use the highest quality materials because we want to become part of your adventures. This is why we have prepared this guide to help you keep your products in their ideal condition.

Metals

We use a wide variety of metals in our jewelry; such as 14 karat gold, .925 sterling silver, gold powder, stainless steel, and others. We can't avoid the fact that over time it may experience changes due to oxidation. This is due to many factors including: improper cleaning, storage, humidity, when rubbing or scraping against hard surfaces, PH of the skin, sweating, etc.

 Cleaning

 To clean your solid 14 karat gold and .925 silver pieces, dilute 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap in a small bowl container with 200 ml of warm water. Gently wipe your jewelry pieces using a clean cotton cloth. Afterward, wash out your piece with fresh water and dry it with a soft cloth. Make sure to completely dry your pieces before using them again.

Clean your jewelry often with a soft cloth, remove oils, and air pollutants.

Use jewelry polishing cloths for best results on metals. Using thickly woven fabrics or paper towels can cause scratches.

Use warm water and soap to clean the jewelry. Using warm water is the best option for cleaning your jewelry as hot water can react with cleaning products and cause discoloration. Do not use detergents, bleaches, baking soda, or ammonia-based cleaners.

 We suggest giving them proper care, avoiding the direct use of creams, soaps, perfumes or any other abrasive substance that could damage the material.

For all bracelets (except leather), in case of getting wet in salt water, or pools with chlorine, we recommend you to wash them after with fresh water.


BRACELETS MADE OUT OF LEATHER MATERIAL SHOULD NOT GET WET UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

Storage

We recommend you to keep your products in the original packaging. Keep your pieces separated so that they are not damaged between them.