Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some questions I often get asked:

What does estate mean?

Estate simply means the item was previously loved and owned by someone else.

How do I clean silver jewelry?

I love Wright’s Silver Cleaner. It’s easy to use, gentle, and nonabrasive to silver and gemstones. Do not use silver cleaner on pearls.

How do I clean pearls? What about turquoise?

Use a damp cloth to wipe them down after wearing. Lotions and perfume can damage these precious gemstones. I suggest skipping the lotion and perfume where the areas they are to be worn or put your jewelry on last and remove it first when arriving home.

How can I cut down on the need for repairs?

The easiest way to save money on repairs is to not sleep in your jewelry. Don’t do it! I found that by not sleeping in my jewelry I could save up to $200 in repairs and put that money toward a new piece of jewelry each year.

How should I clean my copper jewelry?

If you bought your copper from me, I seal it so wiping down with a damp cloth when you remove your jewelry is best. However, if it is not sealed, you will want to use copper cleaner.

If your copper turns your skin green or black, you can apply clear nail polish to the inside of your jewelry that meets the skin to keep this from happening. Allow the polish to dry before wearing.

Some people have skin with a more acidic pH balance, so oxidation can happen. This is a harmless natural occurrence.

What are the benefits of copper?

It is said that copper can help with inflammation and arthritis.

How do I store my sterling silver jewelry?

If you don’t have a silver-keeper type jewelry box, then sealed sandwich baggies are the way to go. This will keep it from oxidizing. Also make sure to wipe your silver down with a damp cloth to remove oils and debris before storing.

How do I clean painted copper jewelry?

Simply wipe down with a clean damp cloth then store in a jewelry box or seal in storage baggies would be your best options.

 

Have a question that wasn’t answered here?

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jpiercealchemies@gmail.com