CARE AND CLEAN OF YOUR STERLING SILVER LARIMAR JEWELRY

 

Every piece of Marahlago jewelry is created from high quality materials by master craftspeople; it can be enjoyed for many years when properly cared for. The following suggestions will help to protect the value and beauty of your jewelry.

 

AFTER EACH USE

We recommend that you wipe down your larimar jewelry with a soft cloth after each wear—the white microfiber cloth that came with your piece is ideal. Store each piece separately in an airtight container, such as a plastic bag, inside the original fabric pouch it came in to prevent tarnishing and scratching.

 

PRECAUTIONS

All sterling silver and gemstones (including diamonds) can chip, scratch, or abrade under the right conditions. To prevent this, avoid wearing your Marahlago jewelry while doing any manual labor, housework, or other strenuous activity where they might be subjected to sharp blows or excessive friction.

 

To avoid damage to the larimar gemstones and sterling silver in your Marahlago jewelry, we strongly recommend that you avoid exposing it to:

  • Chlorine, including that in swimming pools and hot tubs
  • Household cleaning chemicals, or chemical jewelry cleaners
  • Extreme heat or light
  • Salt water
  • Perfume

 

PREVENTING TARNISH

Many of our sterling silver settings are rhodium plated to protect against excessive tarnish. However, due to the nature of the material all silver will naturally tarnish, or oxidize, over time with exposure to prespiration and other natural elements. Oxidation is easily removed if caught early, but it can cause permanent discoloration if left unchecked. Wearing your Marahlago jewelry often, and cleaning it regularly, will help protect against oxidation which leads to tarnishing.

 

CLEANING YOUR MARAHLAGO JEWELRY

There are many substances in the environment that can cause damage and discoloration to your Marahlago jewelry. Air pollutants, dust, perspiration, perfumes and other contaminants can cause dulling and discoloration of gemstones. To prevent this, we recommend cleaning your Marahlago jewelry regularly.

 

We strongly advise against using chemical-based jewelry cleaners, or ultrasonic cleaners or steamers. For best results, use warm water and mild soap, with a soft baby's toothbrush to scrub with if needed. Or follow our CLEANING TUTORIAL.

 

Cleaning pearls - Pearls require proper care to retain their beauty and luster. They should be kept away from perfumes, cosmetics, perspiration, chlorine, vinegar, ammonia, and dirt. We recommend you put them on last, after hair products and perfume, and remove before exercising. Wash your pearl jewelry periodically with mild soap (not detergent) and a soft cloth. Rinse pearls in clean water and wrap them in a thin, damp cotton towel to dry. To prevent scratches, pearls should be stored away from other objects in the storage pouch provided. Opals and pearls require humidity so do not store them in an airtight package such as a plastic bag. If their environment is too dry, they may crack.

 

CUFFS

Although it’s tempting to do, avoid squeezing or bending our cuff bracelets. If the shape is distorted, the settings can be damaged and stones may dislodge.