Care Instructions – Mend on the Move

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Care Instructions

Please handle with care when wearing or removing your jewelry as they are handmade and delicate.

Avoid extreme heat including sunlight and chlorine. It is also recommended that you not wear the jewelry in water as it can also tarnish the appearance of the jewelry.

OUR METALS:

VERMIEL

Vermeil is a thick layer of gold over a sterling silver base. It’s long-lasting, high quality, and allows for complex design that highlights the skill of our jewelers.

Avoid consistent contact with water. Vermeil is water-resistant, but not waterproof. It is recommended to remove during exercise. Polish with jewelry polishing cloth.

BRASS

Brass gets better with time. We love this material, because with age, it starts to gain a beautiful natural patina. It is a sturdy metal alloy made of copper and zinc.

Over time, brass will oxidize giving the pieces a unique and natural patina. To delay the oxidation process and keep the pieces as polished as possible, your brass pieces will be shipped to you in an anti-tarnishing bag along with an anti-tarnishing strip. Using these to store your pieces will slow down the oxidation process. If you are looking to bring back some of the shine that your brass started with, take 2 tablespoons of baking soda and add drops of lemon juice until you have a paste. The lemon juice will bubble and fizz. Take a toothbrush and apply the paste to your piece and scrub. Let it sit in the paste for about 30 minutes and then rinse it with water and dry thoroughly. If the desired result is still not reached, place the piece in vinegar and let it soak for 45 minutes and then scrub it with an old toothbrush, and rinse with water. Dry thoroughly.

STERLING SILVER

Sterling silver is classic and timeless. Not to mention it is a nickel-free alloy that offers an excellent and affordable alternative to pure silver or white gold jewelry.

Polish with a jewelry polishing cloth, then wash with warm water and mild dish soap. If you wear your jewelry in the shower or to bed, it may require cleaning more frequently. If you start to see a color change in your jewelry, that is an indication that it is time for a clean.