Jewelry Care & Cleaning
To prolong the life of your jewelry, please avoid showering, bathing or swimming while wearing. Thoroughly dry your piece if it does get wet. Remove jewelry before messy or heavy activity like sports, exercising, gardening, cooking, painting, etc. and before sleeping.
Many of the stones used in Arcana Silver jewelry are porous and rather delicate (turquoise, opals, etc.). Avoid dropping or banging your precious stone jewelry to avoid fractures and cracks.
Metals like brass, bronze, sterling silver, lower purities of gold, and gold fill will naturally tarnish over time and develop a darker patina. Jewelry should be stored in a dry environment or in a plastic zip bag to prevent oxidation. If you wish to remove the patina you can clean with a jewelry polishing cloth (included in every order). For a deeper clean, fill a bowl with warm water, a drop of clear soap and scrub with a baby toothbruth, taking care to avoid prongs and settings.
For a pure brass item, dip in white vinegar for 30 seconds, rinse with water and wipe dry. Please take care to avoid stones when using this method. Arcana Silver is not responsible for any damage caused due to cleaning.
Gold fill jewelry should not be polished with a compound, vinegar or jewelry polishing cloth as this may wear the finish down over time. Instead you can wipe clean with a soft damp cloth followed by a dry cloth.
You are welcome to send back any jewelry for cleaning and/or polishing for a $15 charge.