Jewelry Care

My malas are made with a strong nylon and bracelets with a strong stretch cord. I work with high quality gemstones, tassels and amulets. All my copper jewelry are made with 100% solid copper. But there are a few things you need to think about so your piece don’t break.
    GEMSTONE CARE
    • Don’t sleep with your yoga jewelry. Store in dry, clean place.
    • Never try to force your mala over your wrist
    • Don’t shower with your yoga jewelry. Contact with water will make your jewelry eventually break, especially if strung on stretch cord.
    • Don’t expose to salt water.
    • Don’t expose to harsh chemicals, such as chlorine, detergents or lotions and perfumes with chemicals and fragrance. Chemicals will erode the finish of your gemstone.
    • Avoid wearing your yoga jewelry in any activity where there might be high impact. A blow can damage and crack the stones. Never throw a gemstone on a hard surface, like a marble kitchen counter or glass table.
    • Don’t use jewelry cleaner or clean with water, just wipe off with damp cloth if you need to clean it.
    • Gemstones can fade if exposed to strong sun
    • Keep gemstone jewelry out of reach of children.
    • A tassel will break if someone pulls hard on it.
     
    SANDALWOOD CARE
    • Same rules as gemstone beads, don’t sleep, shower, swim or expose to chemicals.
    • All wood beads will darken with time, and become a bit glossier from contact with skin. The more you wear them the more beautiful patina they will get.
    • If your mala or bracelets starts to look dry, don’t try to wash or rub with oils. Just start wearing it more. The oil from your skin is all they need.
    • To bring back the scent of Sandalwood beads, just store in a zip lock bag over night. That’s it!
    • Avoid contact with oils directly on the beads.


    COPPER CARE

    • Copper is a metal that will develop a deep patina and will turn darker quickly with regular wear (directly on skin, like a ring or bracelet). I personally think this is the charm of copper, but it is super easy to restore the lighter color and shine back. All you need to do is polish it with a brass brush (I sell these, but they are currently on back ordered). You can also try soaking your ring in a warm water solution with 2 tbsp white vinegar and 1 tsp salt (important: no more than 1-2 minutes!).
    • A copper ring will also leave a greenish coloring on the skin (no worries, this goes away with just soap and water). I only work with 100% solid copper and this is simply a natural reaction of copper. You can paint the inside of the ring with clear nail polish if the coloration bugs you.

    • Avoid swimming, sweating or sleeping with your copper ring. Also keep your copper ring away from lotions, oils and perfumes.

       
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