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Caring for Your Jewelry

CassandraCollections jewelry will withstand reasonable wear and tear, however by its very design, its pieces are delicate and should be treated with care. You want your jewelry to stay as beautiful as the day you received it, so below are some guidelines to keep it looking like new.

Contact with perfumes, soaps, lotions and creams can discolor and damage jewelry of all wire types. I recommend removing your jewelry before applying perfumes and lotions.

Though many customers wear CassandraCollections jewelry as everyday pieces, there are still ways to keep it looking shiny and perfect forever! To avoid scratching or bending your jewelry or snapping any chains, you should remove it when exercising, showering or sleeping or carrying out any manual activity. If you wouldn’t wear your favorite outfit to do an activity, then a good rule of thumb is that you shouldn’t wear your jewelry to do it either – think galas, not gardening; brunch, not basketball! Make sure to also remove your jewelry before swimming as chlorine can damage/tarnish gold-filled, gold-plated and sterling silver jewelry.

Gold-Filled Jewelry

To clean your gold-filled jewelry, use an ultrasonic cleaner with one part Windex and three parts water. If you don’t have this, use the same Windex/water solution to soak your jewelry in for a few minutes and a soft toothbrush to gently clean away any buildup.

Sterling Silver Jewelry

To clean your sterling silver jewelry, use a sterling silver cloth. If you don’t have one, make a baking soda paste with two parts baking soda, one part water. Gently rub the mixture into the jewelry and use a soft toothbrush to clean away buildup.

Gold-Plated Jewelry

To keep your gold-plated jewelry looking new, gently wipe down pieces after every wear with a SOFT cloth, such as one you’d use for your glasses or camera lens.

To clean your gold-plated jewelry, use warm water and basic soap (not antibacterial soap, as it contains chemicals that can tarnish gold-plating). Soak your pieces in the solution for a few minutes, then wipe down with that soft cloth to restore the shine!

Storing Your Jewelry

Store your jewelry in a dry place away from direct sunlight or extremes of temperature to avoid oxidation and tarnishing. It is best to store jewelry made of similar materials together, as mixing gold-plated pieces with silver ones could cause them to tarnish more quickly. Keep your sterling silver pieces inside your anti-tarnish brown bag provided. I’d recommend keeping your gold-filled and gold-plated pieces in your CassandraCollections cloth jewelry bags.

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