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Care Tips

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. 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! 

Be careful with silver-plated items, as excessive polishing can remove the plating (depending on the thickness) and leave pieces looking worse than when you started.

  

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.

     

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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