We believe that knowing how to care properly for your jewelry will make all the difference in maintaining the finest luster. Therefore Via's Handcrafted Jewelry recommends that you read the basic jewelry care instructions.
Basic Home Care Instructions: There are some things that can be avoided to ensure many years of enjoyment from your jewelry. For example, avoid interaction with chemicals. Some everyday chemical combinations can be harsh on gold and silver. Cleaning products can affect the surface of your jewelry robbing them of their natural sheen. Due to these chemical reactions, it is always a good idea to remove yourjewelry when taking a shower, cleaning, applying makeup, lotions, hairspray, or perfume. Additionally, chlorine may affect the color of your jewelry and we therefore recommend removing all gold jewelry before entering a pool and/or hot tub. Lastly make sure you remove your jewelry when changing clothes or sleeping, as it may cling to fabric, break or rip.
Gold & Silver Jewelry Cleaning: Because good silver will eventually tarnish, the more care you take "now", the more cleaning time you will save later on. We recommend that you remove fingerprints and light tarnish with a silver cleaning cloth regularly. To remove fingerprints, oils or dirt, add a small amount of mild liquid soap to a half cup of warm water, soak for 2-3 minutes, rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry completely.
When the silver tarnishes, it is important to clean it with a silver polisher. It is generally best to stay with well-known silver care product manufacturers, as some inferior products may cause scratching. These products are readily available in jewelry stores, silver dealers as well as on the internet.