Your Complete Jewelry Care Guide
First of all congratulations on your new LikeCharm piece! And as a new owner of a LikeCharm fine jewlery, it's very important to be aware of some good practices that will help your new jewelry to keep sparkling and looking its best during your everyday wear. And that is why we have created this step-by-step care guide to help you properly care and clean your jewelry so it keeps its gleam and luster.
Made up of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, 925 sterling silver is one of the most popular materials for jewelry making thanks to its durability. Unlike pure silver, which is too soft to work with, sterling silver is harder, making the metal perfect for more intricate and complex jewelry designs.
Gold vermeil jewelry is popular and more difficult to pronounce than is to care for. Vermeil (pronounced ver-may) is a special style of gold plating that is often also referred to as silver gilt. Vermeil is a thick gold coating that is laid over the top of a sterling silver base, which makes the jewelry more durable and gives it that prettier long-lasting color and shine.
Care Guide - Do's & Don'ts
To maintain your jewelry's brilliant shines
- You can get our jewelry wet, however avoiding contact with water will help your jewelry keeps its luster and gleam longer. While pure water does not damage 925 sterling silver, most water we come into contact with is not purified (i.e. those chlorinated resort swimming pools and luxury spas that we love to soak in lol).
- To keep that enviable shine intact and make it a 'forever' piece, store your silver in velvet bag or in a jewelry box that will keep your jewelry dry and away from any unwanted chemicals that can negatively affect your jewelry. Silver is delicate, so to polish it without scratching use either a special jewelry or microfiber cloth.
- We recommend not sleeping or exercising activities with your rings. Wearing your jewelry during activities like sleep and exercising increases the chances of accidental damages. Please be mindful of your jewelry while applying consistent or heavy pressure to your hands, you don't want to damage the integrity of your precious jewelry!
- Don’t expose your jewelry to harsh chemicals or household cleaners. Avoid bleach, chlorine, hairspray, perfumes and other harsh chemicals. These chemicals can have negative reactions to the metals and may damage your jewelry.
- Don’t use jewelry cleaner. Jewelry cleaners or silver cleaners can damage your jewelry. We plate our jewelry in Rhodium to give them extra protection and luster. Jewelry cleaners can have harsh chemicals that can wear off the Rhodium plating. Follow our cleaning instructions to keep your rings looking like new.
Jewelry Cleaning Instructions
When it comes to fine jewelry, you want to keep it looking its best for years to come. To avoid damage from everyday wear and tear, be sure to inspect your ring on a daily basis and take it off whenever you feel is appropriate. Generally speaking, a good soak once a week is an excellent way to get rid of any dirt and preserve the quality and luster of your metal. After a quick soak, be sure to dry off your ring with a soft towel to keep its shine and sparkle.
When cleaning our fine jewelry, avoid using really hot water or a cleaner that is filled with harsh chemicals. Make sure to rub gently with a damp cloth or a soft-bristled toothbrush if your ring requires extra cleaning.
- Mix a half teaspoon of mild dish soap with a cup of lukewarm water in a bowl.
- Let your jewelry sit in the bowl for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove the jewelry from the bowl and rinse with fresh water.
- Use a soft (non-chemical) microfiber soft cloth to dry and polish your jewelry.
If you have any questions about our jewelry care instructions, feel free to contact us ✨