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Care Tips

  • Gold

    A simple home remedy for cleaning your yellow, rose, or white gold jewelry is to mix a little dish soap with warm water in a bowl. Let your gold jewelry soak for 2-3 minutes. Remove the jewelry and scrub with a soft, clean toothbrush. Dry with a microfiber cloth then polish with a jewelry cloth. Repeat as often as you would like. This process is safe for jewelry with diamonds as well if you avoid prongs when drying and polishing.

    Note that white gold has rhodium plating that wears off over time from normal wear and from polishing. White gold rings can be rhodium plated again. Contact us for more information.

  • Stones

    Check your setting often to make sure your gemstones are secure. Worn out prongs can become loose when snagged or bumped and will result in lost gemstones. Bi-annual professional inspections are recommended. 

    Daily wear can dull the brilliance of gemstones. You can restore and maintain the sparkle with regular cleaning. Our jewelry Cleaning Kit is specially formulated to clean all types of delicate and porous gemstones, including pearls. Another safe option is to clean gemstones with a soft bristle brush and a solution of six parts water and one part ammonia. Note that ammonia solutions should never be used on pearls or emeralds. Instead use mild dish soap and water solution.

  • Sterling Silver

    Silver is soft and easily scratched. Use a polishing cloth or microfiber cloth to polish your jewelry. Avoid using paper towels or tissues on your jewelry as they have fibers that may cause scratching.

    Contact with household chemicals, perspiration, rubber, chlorinated water, or any substances which contain sulfur (e.g., mayonnaise, eggs, mustard, onions, latex, wool), will cause corrosion and tarnish — so it’s a smart idea to remove silver jewelry when doing household chores or cooking. Direct sunlight also causes silver to tarnish, so be sure to take off your silver jewelry before you go swimming and sunbathing. Lotions, cosmetics, hair spray, hair products, and perfumes will accelerate tarnishing. There’s a reason generations of women put on jewelry last, as a finishing touch!

  • Cleaning Kit

    This product is specially formulated to clean all types of delicate and porous gemstones, including pearls. It is also gentle enough for fashion jewelry.

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  • Resizing & Repairs

    Protect your purchase with the Olive Ave Extended Service Plan. Our three-year Extended Service Plan provides additional peace of mind beyond our lifetime manufacturing warranty by protecting and upholding the quality of your Olive Avenue jewelry. When you purchase our Extended Service Plan, Olive Avenue will provide full inspections and cleanings for your new jewelry as well as covered repairs that may become necessary due to normal wear. Please contact us at hello@oliveavejewelry.com for more information or here.

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