Beachdashery + Jewelry Care
Cleaning your beach sand jewelry is very important. Here is a list of metals that we currently carry:
|Most of our jewelry is made from stainless steel. The metal is very hard and scratch resistant. The base metal tends to be darker in color.
|We carry 925 sterling silver only as a special order. Sterling silver has a bright shiny silver finish.
|Cleaning Stainless Steel: It's dishwashing soap all the way. Oils from your skin will build up on the metal. Soaking the stainless steel in dishwashing soap will help to strip away the oil. Polish with a soft cloth afterward to shine it back up :)
|Cleaning Sterling Silver: Never ever use a chemical cleaner or water with detergent soap that is on Pinterest. It is the worst thing you can do for the metal. Over time, exposing sterling silver to chemicals will make the finish turn. Take a very soft, non-abrasive cloth and rub away the tarnish. It takes a little bit of elbow grease, but in the end it will look like new.
Some additional tips on keeping your jewelry looking like new...
- When you're not wearing your jewelry, keep in a dry and dark place wrapped in a soft cloth.
- Never use chemicals of any kind.
- Don't use toothpaste or any baking soda paste/mixture. It's too abrasive for the metal.
- Don't ever wear jewelry in a chlorine pool or after you just got done slathering yourself in sunscreen. A chemical is a chemical and metal and chemicals don't mix at all.
- Don't wear your jewelry in saltwater or during a workout if you think you are going to sweat at all. Salt from the ocean, salt from your skin, salt from anywhere is not good for metal at all, especially sterling silver.
It's all pretty common sense stuff when it comes to taking care of your jewelry. Have fun showing off your beach style!