Caring For Your Joryel Vera Jewelry
Any piece of jewelry will retain its beauty and last longer if properly cared for. Sometimes, simply cleaning a piece of jewelry can make it look like new. Ideally, jewelry should be professionally cleaned once a year.
We will repair any piece of Joryel Vera jewelry, but poor craftsmanship by an unauthorized jeweler is considered damage and may add to the cost of the repair.
How to Avoid Damaging Gemstones
Some gemstones are by nature more fragile than others. In general, you can prevent many problems by not exposing gemstones to chemicals such as chlorine or extreme heat or light, all of which can cause fractures, breakage, and discoloration. Salt water should be avoided, as well.
All gemstones, including diamonds, can chip, scratch, or abrade under the right circumstances. Avoid wearing rings or bracelets while doing any manual labor, including housework. Jewelry should be taken off before strenuous activity or during times when it might be subjected to sharp blows or excessive friction.
Never remove rings by pulling on the stone; the prongs or bezel can be damaged causing the stone to loosen or fall out. Store each piece of gemstone jewelry separately in its storage pouch to prevent excessive tarnishing and scratching.
How to Clean Your Joryel Vera Jewelry
Over time, lotions, powders, soaps, and natural skin oils can make jewelry and gemstones appear dull. Below are some tips for keeping your pieces clean and shiny.
Cleaning Silver Jewelry
Sterling silver tarnishes in the presence of common everyday items that contain sulfur, such as leather, rubber, and chlorine. Other elements to be mindful of are air pollutants and salt water. Because these substances cannot be completely avoided, it is recommended that sterling silver be routinely wiped down polishing cloth Regular wear of your Joryel Vera sterling silver can also help prevent tarnishing—we recommend that you enjoy and wear your Joryel Vera jewelry every day. When not in use, store your jewelry in the pouch.
To remove heavier tarnish, wash your silver jewelry with warm water and mild soap. Never use anything but a clean, nub-free cotton or flannel cloth, a special sterling silver cleaning cloth, or a very soft bristle brush like a baby’s toothbrush. We do not recommend silver polish or dip style cleaning solutions, which will remove the antique oxidation that we intentionally apply to many David Yurman silver pieces to give them their distinctive look. If more thorough cleaning is required, an authorized jeweler can clean your pieces to restore them to their original condition. We recommend having your jewelry professionally cleaned once a year.
Cleaning Jewelry with Crystalline Gemstones
Crystalline gemstones, such as amethyst, blue topaz, citrine, or peridot attract oils and lotions causing them to appear dull. To clean, soak them in a bowl of water with a touch of gentle dish soap. A soft baby’s toothbrush may be used to scrub around and behind the stone. After cleaning, place your jewelry in a strainer and rinse before thoroughly drying with a lint-free cloth.
Pearls require proper care to retain their beauty and luster. They should be kept away from perfumes, cosmetics, perspiration, chlorine, vinegar, ammonia, and dirt. We recommend you put them on last, after hair products and perfume. Pearls should be removed before exercising to protect them from perspiration. After wearing, gently wipe them with a slightly damp cloth.
Wash pearls periodically with mild soap (not detergent) and a soft cloth. Rinse pearls in clean water and wrap them in a thin, damp cotton towel to dry.
To prevent scratches, pearls should be stored away from other objects in the storage pouch provided. However, do not store them in an airtight package such as a plastic bag. Pearls need moisture; an excessively dry environment can cause cracking.