Caring for your Jewelry
As with all jewelry, please take precautions to ensure the longevity of your pieces. Avoid submerging your jewelry in water or chemicals; even some tap water may have minerals that wear away the solder that holds the metal together. Dip cleaners are not recommended for any of our jewelry, as it will remove the intentional patinated details we add to most copper and silver pieces. Remove your jewelry before sleeping, swimming, sports or manual labor. Please follow the instructions below to ensure the longevity of your jewelry.
We use high-quality recycled metals that are not coated or plated with other materials. This allows the metals to naturally darken over time when exposed to moisture, whether it comes from the air or sweat and oils on your skin. If you prefer a shinier finish on your jewelry, you can use a polishing pad or polishing cloth to remove the patina (darkened areas) by rubbing the pad in a circular motion with light pressure on the metal.
Much of our jewelry has been intentionally darkened with a natural patina to emphasize the hand-tooled details. If your piece of jewelry has a darkened patina, do not use dip cleaner. Wash with soap and water and lightly polish the high points with a polishing pad. If you accidentally remove the patina, please contact us and we can re-patina your piece of jewelry.
24K Gold KEUM BOO
Keum Boo is 24K gold applied on silver. Please have these pieces cleaned by our shop only.
Jewelry with Stones
Diamonds are very durable and will not be damaged by our polishing cloths or pads. Avoid all other stones when polishing/cleaning your jewelry.
Some stones are softer and can be damaged by hard or abrasive surfaces. If you need to clean a stone or stone setting, use a soap and water on a toothbrush.
CARING FOR YOUR ARTISAN GOODS
When it comes to caring for leather, less is more. While there is a flexible acrylic finish applied to every product, leather will soften and crease over time. This is desirable, and does not have an affect on durability. Avoid exposure to water and abrasive surfaces. If your leather begins to appear dry, wipe it with a soft cloth and leather conditioner to restore.
STEEL BELT BUCKLES
When caring for your steel belt buckle, simply wipe the surface with a dry cloth to remove any dust. If the buckle begins to appear dull, polish with paste wax. Avoid contact with water. If rusting occurs, remove with steel wool, and apply a fresh coat of wax.
We ask you to give a second life to any paper goods and recycle them when they've reached the end of their life.