Care Instructions

Jewelry Care Instructions: 316L Surgical Steel and 925 Sterling Silver

Congratulations on your new jewelry pieces! To ensure the longevity and luster of your 316L surgical steel and 925 sterling silver jewelry, follow these care instructions:

General Tips:

  1. Avoid Chemicals: Remove your jewelry before swimming in chlorinated pools, hot tubs, or exposing them to harsh chemicals, such as cleaning products and perfumes. Chemicals can damage both 316L surgical steel and 925 sterling silver.

  2. Remove Before Activities: Take off your jewelry before engaging in activities that might cause physical damage, such as sports, heavy lifting, or manual labor.

  3. Store Properly: When not wearing your jewelry, store it in a dry and airtight container, away from direct sunlight. This prevents tarnishing and scratches.

  4. Clean Regularly: Clean your jewelry regularly to remove oils, lotions, and dirt that can dull its shine. Use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently wipe the surfaces.

Specific Care Instructions:

316L Surgical Steel Jewelry:

  1. Hypoallergenic Advantage: 316L surgical steel is hypoallergenic and resistant to rust, tarnish, and corrosion. Still, it's best to clean it regularly to maintain its appearance.

  2. Cleaning: Clean with mild soap and warm water using a soft brush. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a clean, soft cloth.

  3. Avoid Scratches: While surgical steel is durable, it can still get scratched. Store each piece separately or wrap them in soft cloth to prevent scratches.

925 Sterling Silver Jewelry:

  1. Tarnish Prevention: Sterling silver naturally tarnishes over time when exposed to air. To slow down tarnishing, store your silver jewelry in an airtight container or use anti-tarnish strips.

  2. Cleaning: Use a silver polishing cloth or a gentle silver cleaner to polish your sterling silver jewelry. Be gentle and avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, as they can damage the metal and gemstones if present.

  3. Deep Cleaning: For stubborn tarnish, create a paste using baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the tarnished areas with a soft cloth, gently rub, and rinse thoroughly. Dry with a clean, soft cloth.

  4. Professional Cleaning: Consider professional cleaning for intricate or delicate pieces. Jewelers have specialized equipment to clean silver without causing damage.

By following these guidelines, your 316L surgical steel and 925 sterling silver jewelry will continue to shine brightly, allowing you to enjoy them for years to come.