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Jewelry Care & information

Sterling silver (92.5% silver and 7.5% base metals that may include copper / nickel)  is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction.

Take steps to protect your sterling chains by keeping them in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.  

We sell handy Sunshine Cloths for quick and easy jewelry polishing here.

All of our ear wires are made with Tarnish resistant hypoallergenic Argentium Silver which has a higher silver content than sterling silver and does not contain copper.  

Our Turquoise is mined at the Kingman mine in Arizona USA.  It is stabilized to protect the stones from discoloration and fading.  Stabilized turquoise is much more durable for every day wear than unstabilized turquoise.  The stabilization process does not alter the natural color or character of the stone.

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