RESA Living jewelry product advice
Looking after your jewelry
Many factors can contribute to the condition and life of your jewelry. Always make sure that your jewelry is properly cleaned, repaired and stored. Try to protect your jewelry from bumps, scratches, chemicals, sunlight and extreme heat or cold to minimize the effects of tarnishing and increase the life.
To keep your jewelry in the best condition, follow these simple steps.
o Avoid spraying perfume or applying creams directly onto your jewelry.
o Remove jewelry when you shower, bathe or swim; particularly when on the beach, in the sea or in chlorinated water.
o Keep your jewelry away from extreme temperatures, humidity and sunlight,
o Avoid exposing jewelry to contact with make-up, hairsprays, creams, bleach, perfumes or other chemicals as this can speed up the tarnishing process.
To protect your jewelry, pieces should be individually placed in a pouch or a soft-lined box to avoid scratches and tangling. Ideally, store your jewelry in a dark, cool and dry place. Try to keep pieces apart so that they don't rub together or tangle up.
Silver and gold-plated jewelry will naturally tarnish over time. Using a soft, natural, lint-free cloth is an effective way to keep gold and silver-plated jewelry lustrous and clean. Keeping silver pieces in an airtight bag will also help reduce tarnishing. Do not use tissue paper to clean your silver as it might scratch your jewelry. Don’t polish the jewelry intensely as it will only serve to wear away the plating away and create scratches.
Since many gemstones are quite delicate, hot water, harsh chemicals and cleaners should be avoided at all times. We advise cleaning your precious stones with a clean, soft, damp cloth after wearing. Very porous stones such as turquoise and emeralds should be cleaned using an untreated, dry, soft cloth only.
A note about nickel
We do not add nickel to Resa Living jewelry, however there may be trace amounts in some of the metals we use in production. These levels are tested regularly to ensure they are low enough to not affect people, although those who are allergic / hypersensitive may suffer a reaction. Please note our earring gold plated hooks are all silver plated with gold.
Our silver jewelry is solid silver not plated.