My malas and bracelets are made on strong nylon and stretch cord and I work with high quality gemstones, tassels and amulets. But there are a few things you need to think about so your piece don’t break.
- 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.
- 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.
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