Jewelry Care

Jewelry Care

General care

  • Keep jewelry away from household cleaners and chlorine.
  • Be careful with Jewelry. Chainmaille links are not soldered closed, and can therefore be pulled open. 
  • Your jewelry can pick up dirt, oil, and even odors. To clean, soak jewelry in soapy water (use non-lotion dishwashing soap) for several minutes. Then lather with soap and gently rub and rinse with warm water and let air dry, or use a blow dryer on the lowest and coolest setting.


  • Aluminum is a soft metal. 
  • Tarnish and Rust free. Will NOT turn your skin green. Nickel free and Hypo-Allergenic
  • Aluminum doesn't tarnish, but it will pick up oils and dirt, causing it to become dull.Refer to the cleaning instructions under General Care. 
  • Over time, aluminum will corrode slightly, losing a bit of shininess. It stops corroding once its surface layer has corroded.
  • I use an alloy of aluminum known as Aluminum Alloy 5356, which contains 5% Magnesium and makes for a much brighter finish than regular aluminum and doesn't oxidize(little to no blackness rub off vs regular Aluminum.)

Stainless Steel

  • Tarnish free. Will NOT turn your skin green. Nickel free and Hypo-Allergenic
  • One of the toughest metals around, Stainless Steel makes for extremely durable jewelry.
  • Steel reacts to temperature changes quickly. Take care when cooking over a stove, washing your hands with hot water, and using a hair dryer. Steel requires little maintenance, but if you'd like to clean your piece, follow instructions under General Care.

Sterling Silver

  • Silver tarnishes quickly when exposed to light and air. If you want your jewelry to tarnish, then leave it out when you're not wearing it. (Otherwise, store each piece in its own Ziploc® bag with an anti-tarnish tab. Remove tarnish regularly following cleaning instructions under General Care.)
  • Avoid resting sterling directly on wood surfaces, especially oak, as wood finishes usually contain acids that can mar the surface of sterling. Always store silver away from direct sunlight.
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