Each piece of our jewelry is hand-crafted or hand cast and will wear well over time if properly cared for. After each use, gently wipe with a soft cloth to remove skin oil and store in a jewelry box. For added protection to decrease tarnishing, place and seal jewelry inside of a resealable bag.
The most important step you can take to insure a long lasting gold finish is to avoid direct contact with water (salt or fresh), excessive perspiration, and chemicals such as chlorine, sulfur, perfume, detergent and lotion. Excessive light, heat or moisture will deteriorate the quality of plating on the metal. Exposing plated jewelry to prolonged periods of water will cause the plating to disintegrate, peel off, and or lose its matte finish.
My Peace & Love jewelry primarily consists of .925 or higher sterling silver, 14k gold filled, or 24k gold plated vermeil jewelry, which are pieces made from sterling silver and dipped in 24k gold. All of our jewelry can be cleaned in the same manner. We recommend using a sterling silver jewelry dip (liquid cleaner), which unlike regular jewelry cleaner will remove tarnish. Dip jewelry in the liquid for 30 to 60 seconds and gently rinse the metal surface in water and pat dry with a clean cloth. If you live near the ocean or find that your jewelry seems to tarnish often, you can dip the jewelry into soapy water after dipping items in jewelry cleaner. Then rinse the jewelry with water again and pat dry. Excessive polishing will rub off the plating and is not recommended.
Because most of the stones used in our collection are natural gemstones and pearls, they may vary in shape, size and color. No two stones are exactly the same. Inclusions can be seen in natural stones and are a part of their beauty. Pearls and some gemstones do not stand the force of cleaning agents, polishing cloths or ultrasonic cleaners. Make sure any cleaners you use are safe for use on pearls or gemstones.