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Jewelry Care

Jewelry Care

At BRUNA, not only do we want to provide you with timeless jewelry for every occasion, we also want to help you care for your pieces. All jewelry, even our high-quality gold and sterling silver designs, will show signs of wear over time. Just like your grandmother’s engagement ring, these imperfections show that a piece has been loved and enjoyed. That being said, you still want to give your jewelry the attention it deserves, and proper care can go a long way to help protect your treasures and keep them looking their best.

How to care for your jewels

Think of your jewelry as the cherry on top of the cake—it should be the last thing you put on before leaving and the first thing you take off when returning home.

All 925 sterling silver jewelry will tarnish over time. This isn’t an indication of the quality of the metal, it’s just part of the natural process of silver interacting with chemicals in the air and environment. In fact, wearing your sterling silver jewels frequently can actually help prevent tarnishing, which is why we recommend enjoying your pieces as much as possible. If you do start to see a dullness or dark patina on your sterling silver pieces, don’t worry—it’s easy to remove the tarnish yourself with the help of a gentle cleaning liquid and a cotton cloth.

Gold jewelry, on the other hand, behaves a little differently. Our 14k gold pieces are made from solid gold, which means they won’t tarnish or lose their golden hue. However, gold is a naturally soft and malleable metal that can be scratched, so it’s important to store your solid gold pieces properly and handle them with care.

Our gold vermeil pieces are made from 925 sterling silver with a thick layer of 18k gold plating on top. Even though this layer is thick, it can wear off. That’s why proper care is so important to help keep your gold vermeil pieces looking their best. You want to make sure your pieces don’t come into contact with any lotions, cosmetics, or perfumes, as the chemicals contained within can cause the gold plating to wear off more easily. And to ensure your gold vermeil jewelry keeps its lustrous shine, take your pieces off when you’re doing exercise, cleaning, gardening, showering, bathing, or swimming in both chlorinated and salt water.

How to care for your jewels

Think of your jewelry as the cherry on top of the cake—it should be the last thing you put on before leaving and the first thing you take off when returning home.

All 925 sterling silver jewelry will tarnish over time. This isn’t an indication of the quality of the metal, it’s just part of the natural process of silver interacting with chemicals in the air and environment. In fact, wearing your sterling silver jewels frequently can actually help prevent tarnishing, which is why we recommend enjoying your pieces as much as possible. If you do start to see a dullness or dark patina on your sterling silver pieces, don’t worry—it’s easy to remove the tarnish yourself with the help of a gentle cleaning liquid and a cotton cloth.

Gold jewelry, on the other hand, behaves a little differently. Our 14k gold pieces are made from solid gold, which means they won’t tarnish or lose their golden hue. However, gold is a naturally soft and malleable metal that can be scratched, so it’s important to store your solid gold pieces properly and handle them with care.

Our gold vermeil pieces are made from 925 sterling silver with a thick layer of 18k gold plating on top. Even though this layer is thick, it can wear off. That’s why proper care is so important to help keep your gold vermeil pieces looking their best. You want to make sure your pieces don’t come into contact with any lotions, cosmetics, or perfumes, as the chemicals contained within can cause the gold plating to wear off more easily. And to ensure your gold vermeil jewelry keeps its lustrous shine, take your pieces off when you’re doing exercise, cleaning, gardening, showering, bathing, or swimming in both chlorinated and salt water.

How to store your jewelry

The rule of thumb is to store your jewelry in a cool, dry place free of any moisture (so your bathroom, for example, is not an ideal spot!). Keeping your pieces in a soft pouch can help ensure they don’t get scratched or roughly handled, but when doing so, make sure each individual piece is stored separately.

Speaking of jewelry storage, we’re working on developing something special that we think our community will love—so watch this space!

How to store your jewelry

The rule of thumb is to store your jewelry in a cool, dry place free of any moisture (so your bathroom, for example, is not an ideal spot!). Keeping your pieces in a soft pouch can help ensure they don’t get scratched or roughly handled, but when doing so, make sure each individual piece is stored separately.

Speaking of jewelry storage, we’re working on developing something special that we think our community will love—so watch this space!

How to clean your jewelry

We all know the importance of a self-care routine—taking a little time to clean your favorite jewelry is just as essential. And don’t worry, it’s simple and easy to do. To help your jewelry maintain its brilliance and shine, we offer a cleaning kit on our site so that you’re never short of the essentials you need to keep your jewels healthy and happy.

And if you’re not ready to commit to the full cleaning kit or you need something to take with you on the go, our cleaning cloth is the perfect way to gently remove any dirt from your favorite pieces. Just be careful to never over-polish your gold vermeil jewelry to ensure you don’t remove any of the gold plating.

How to clean your jewelry

We all know the importance of a self-care routine—taking a little time to clean your favorite jewelry is just as essential. And don’t worry, it’s simple and easy to do. To help your jewelry maintain its brilliance and shine, we offer a cleaning kit on our site so that you’re never short of the essentials you need to keep your jewels healthy and happy.

And if you’re not ready to commit to the full cleaning kit or you need something to take with you on the go, our cleaning cloth is the perfect way to gently remove any dirt from your favorite pieces. Just be careful to never over-polish your gold vermeil jewelry to ensure you don’t remove any of the gold plating.

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BRUNA Care Guide

Get the insight into how to care for different jewelry materials to ensure they stay lustrous and sparkling for years to come.

Can I swim, shower or bathe with my jewelry on?

As a rule of thumb, these activities should be avoided when wearing gold vermeil, sterling silver, pearls, mother of pearl, and gemstones. Solid gold pieces, however, should be safe to wear, as long as you take care to avoid scratching them on hard surfaces like rocks or concrete. It’s also best to remove any bracelets or rings when washing your hands. All these things can help ward off tarnishing and keep your pieces sparkling.

Do I need to avoid cosmetics and perfume when wearing my jewelry?

The short answer: yes. While solid gold may give you a little bit more wiggle room, the general rule is that all lotions, cosmetics, soaps, and perfumes should be avoided to protect your jewelry pieces.

How about gardening, working out and cleaning?

You can probably guess already that these aren’t ideal activities to undertake when wearing your jewelry. While solid gold can withstand sweat, you don’t want your pieces to get scratched. If you do one of these activities and accidentally forget to remove your jewels, you can use a Cleaning Kit like the one we offer on our site to softly polish your jewelry.

How do I look after my solid gold?

Your solid gold pieces should be stored in a moisture-free, cool, dry place—ideally somewhere like your jewelry box or a soft pouch. Since gold is a soft metal that can scratch easily, make sure you store each piece separately.

We recommend making the small investment to buy the Cleaning Kit, which provides all the tools you need to give your solid gold jewelry a regular clean.

How should I store jewelry with gemstones?

Make sure to store them separately to avoid scratching. While small scratches on your jewelry can often be buffed out with cleaning, gemstones need extra care. Use a microfibre cloth (like the one in our Cleaning Kit)) to gently clean your gems when needed.

How do I best look after jewels with shells?

These natural beauties need a little bit of love and care. Make sure to avoid contact with lotions, cosmetics, soaps, and perfumes, as these may damage their surface and leave them looking dull. To gently clean the shell on your jewelry, use a microfibre cloth such as the one in our Cleaning Kit.

How should I store pearls and mother-of-pearl?

Make sure to avoid contact with lotions, cosmetics, soaps, and perfumes to stop your pearls from getting damaged and looking dull. Pearls like to have space to breathe in order to maintain their luster, so never store your pearls in a sealed space.

Store both your mother of pearl and pearl pieces separately to avoid scratching, and when needed use a soft microfibre cloth (such as the one in our Cleaning Kit) to gently clean them.

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