Jewelry Care

Each item from Lacakdazee is made with love from high quality, sustainable materials. Keep your items looking beautiful with these care tips.

| Care |

Avoiding impact and pressure is important to the maintenance of your jewelry.

Gold, gemstones, and even diamonds can chip, crack, or scratch if they are knocked hard enough against an object that has a stronger composition. Harsh chemicals such as bleach can damage metals and weaken settings, causing loose or lost stones. Chlorinated water can react chemically with metal, which can change the color or weaken the settings. 

Remove jewelry when...
- Showering or bathing to avoid residue build up.
- Exercising or any activity (gardening, painting, rock climbing, etc.) where abrasive materials can interact with your jewelry.
This will keep your jewelry from bending, warping or becoming scratched.
This will also reduce risk of injury to hand should your ring become caught or snagged on equipment.
- Sleeping. Avoid discomfort caused by fingers swelling at night while wearing rings. Also, removing fine jewelry will reduce the chance that delicate items (prongs, chains, etc.) will break or bend while sleeping.

- Cooking, baking, doing dishes or cleaning (especially with bleach or harsh chemicals).

| Clean |

Gold: Soak in dish soup water(I use Miss Meyers of 7th Generation) for 10 minutes.  Scrub with an old toothbrush.  Dry with a soft cloth.

Silver: Make a thick paste with 1/4 cup baking soda and two tablespoons of water. Brush onto silver and rub. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth.

Brass: Dissolve 1 teaspoon salt in 1/2 cup vinegar and add enough flour to make a paste. Rub onto the brass and leave for 10 minutes; rinse and buff dry.

Copper: Combine a few tablespoons of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of baking soda and rub the mixture in until the grime begins to come off. Then, polish off with a  cloth.