HOW TO AVOID DAMAGING STONES
Some stones are by nature more fragile than others. In general, you can prevent many problems by not exposing stones to common elements such as:
Household cleaning chemicals
Extreme heat or light
CLEANING JEWELRY WITH STONES
Never use an ultrasonic cleaner or chemicals (including bleach or ammonia) on stones. They should only be wiped clean with a damp cloth. In addition, avoid contact with hairspray, lotions, and perfumes, which can be absorbed over time, causing discoloration.
CLEANING & CARING FOR STERLING SILVER
Sterling silver tarnishes in the presence of common everyday items that contain sulfur, such as leather, rubber, chlorine, and perspiration. Other elements to be mindful of are air pollutants and salt water. Because these substances cannot be completely avoided, it is recommended that sterling silver be routinely wiped down with a polishing cloth to prevent tarnish. Regular wear of your sterling silver can also help prevent tarnishing—we recommend that you enjoy and wear your jewelry every day.
Use a clean, cotton cloth and that is slightly dampened with water. Rub the piece in one direction to remove any extra dirt, dust or grime. Try to avoid circular motions. Never use anything but a clean, nub-free cotton or flannel cloth. If more thorough cleaning is required, an authorized jeweler can clean your pieces to restore them to a like-new condition. We recommend having your jewelry professionally cleaned once per year.