Jewelry Care


Jewelry is meant for daily wear and most of jewelry I create requires very little care — just wear and enjoy.  A really good rule of thumb is to remove jewelry before swimming, hot tubing, bathing, gardening, athletics, moisturizing or making meatballs. Chlorine is very harsh on all jewelry and should be avoided; it can ruin soft stones and tarnishes silver. Keeping jewelry clean and dry is important so if any of the previous list occurs, rinse jewelry in tepid water with mild soap and pat dry.

Proper jewelry storage is very important.  Metal and moisture (including humidity and sweat) don’t mix, therefore using plastic baggies or anti-tarnish bags (or tabs) are the best methods. Take extra care with pearls as the nacre is fragile and exposing to chemicals and friction can cause damage. Pearls should ONLY be cleaned with a soft cloth moistened with water.



Despite being rather sensitive beauties, pearls love being worn! They don’t like being stored away and their intrinsic luster and glow will only improve when worn regularly.  However, they do need proper care and an excellent rule of thumb is: put them on last and take them off first. Pearls are more vulnerable to the chemicals found in cosmetics, hair spray, hair dye, and perfume as they are porous unlike most gemstones. And pearls do NOT like chlorine – neither in swimming pools or even regular showers. Do all your primping before you put your pearls on. 

Pearls should ONLY be cleaned with a soft cloth moistened with water.



Palladium is a precious metal from the platinum family; it is rare, radiant, and naturally white. Palladium has the purity and white tone of platinum but is less dense, making it more affordable. Palladium wedding bands are becoming an increasingly popular since it is difficult to tell the difference between palladium and platinum jewelry compounded with palladium’s affordability.

Like platinum, palladium jewelry is 95% pure, which means you get more precious metal in your jewelry. Palladium jewelry won’t tarnish like sterling silver, and, is hypoallergenic and highly unlikely to affect you.