Wear and enjoy your favourite Anita June jewelry every day but to prolong their awesomeness even longer you can follow a few general rules.
All of Anita June’s jewelry are made from the highest quality silver and 18k gold plating. Our silver jewelry have Galvanic Anti-tarnish and Ceramic Clear E-coating (except for chains) which can extend the oxidation rates up to 7 times the normal rates and also enhance the scratch resistance properties.
Protecting Your Jewelry
Wet, humid and warm conditions as well as perspiration create jewelry corrosion, which is why it’s best to avoid wearing jewelry in the bath, sauna, during swimming, sports and sleeping. Similarly, make-up, creams, hairspray, perfume and household chemicals can speed up the tarnishing process. A good rule of thumb is to put on jewelry last.
To avoid scratches and damage, jewelry should be stored separately in tarnish-resistant pouches or in individual compartments inside Anita June’s jewelry boxes.
Polishing Silver Jewelry
While sterling silver is highly durable and maintains a striking lustre, it is prone to tarnishing and dulling because of chemical reactions with the air. Regular polishing with a silver polishing cloth will prevent a build-up of tarnish and preserve the silver’s beautiful high shine and maintain its surface coating, but it won’t remove any scratches.
Cleaning Your Jewelry
One of the safest and easiest ways to clean most jewelry is with mild liquid soap and lukewarm water, using a small, soft brush. Toothbrushes are ideal and get into hard-to-reach areas. If the jewelry is very dirty, leave it to soak for 10 minutes before rinsing with clean water and patting dry with a soft, clean cloth.
Aggressive polishing, silver polishing liquids, silver dips and ultrasonic cleaning are not recommended for jewelry cleaning as they can destroy plating/finishing. Silver dip can similarly ruin necklaces and bracelets as even the smallest amount of residue inside locks and chains will eventually cause deterioration. Contact with abrasive or rough surfaces should be avoided. It is normal for plating and coating to wear away over time but both can be redone by a goldsmith.
Home Remedy Cleaning
It may be tempting to use home remedies such as toothpaste, baking soda or similar for jewelry cleaning purposes, but it is not recommended as this can cause lasting damage. For example, toothpaste is abrasive and baking soda is acidic; both will harm the surface of precious metals.