Care Instructions

Hey Friend! Here are some tips and tricks to help you maintain your new handmade accessories...
• KEEP YOUR AND-MADE JEWELRY DRY AND TARNISH FREE.
Do not do dishes, bathe, do laundry or even go swimming with your jewelry. I'm not saying don't sit by the pool or get in the water but try to avoid complete submersion. Why? The chlorinated water in a swimming pool can react with the metals in your jewelry causing your bracelet/bangle, necklace and/or earrings (earring hooks in particular) to change color or begin to rust. 

• DO NOT USE JEWELRY CLEANER...EVER!
Jewelry cleaners made for authentic silver, gold or platinum jewelry pieces are way too harsh for your jewelry. This is because, fashion jewelry is usually plated with (not made out of) these precious metals. The harsh chemical in your jewelry cleaner will therefore ruin your beloved AND-MADE pieces.

• LET YOUR JEWELRY BE THE LAST THING ON
& THE FIRST THING OFF.
This means that your jewelry should be put on after you've put on all of your clothing, lotions and perfume and removed first when taking off your clothes. Doing this will ensure that your jewelry does not come into contact with your lotion/cream and perfume which can also contribute to tarnishing or a change in color of your jewelry.

Removing your jewelry before you take your clothes off is also important. Imagine your necklace or earring getting caught in your shirt or dress when taking it off and your favorite piece of jewelry breaking. This can be avoided. Remove all jewelry before taking your clothes off.

• STORE YOUR JEWELRY CORRECTLY.
Store your jewelry in a trinket box or catch all away from moisture and in a safe place.

• CLEAN YOUR JEWELRY BEFORE STORING THEM.
Keep your jewelry looking fresh and fabulous by cleaning them with LIGHT AMOUNTS OF basic soap and water and then wiping them clean and patting them dry before storing.

If you have any additional questions or have a special circumstance please email hello@andmadebyhand.com