HOW TO CARE FOR THE JEWELRY
Bohemian Roots jewelry is unique line in that each item is handmade and truly one of a kind. Jewelry maintenance and care is a large part of keeping your item looking great for years to come.
GIA (Gemological Institute of America)says light and heat can affect a colored gemstones durability and color. Just as the sun's harmful rays can damage our skin, over time and in excess, it can also fade and weaken gemstones, such as amethyst, kunzite, topaz, and pink conch-shell cameos. Pearls and other delicate materials, such as ivory, will bleach under extreme exposure to too much light.
Excessive heat and sudden temperature changes may also fracture the gem. Heat can easily remove the natural moisture some gems need to keep their beauty. Pearls, for instance, can dry out, crack, and discolor. Opals will turn brown or white, develop tiny cracks, and might lose their play-of-color.
Exposure to chemicals can damage and discolor precious metals- gold, silver, and platinum -and may harm some colored gems. Fine jewelry should be removed before diving into chlorinated swimming pools or before using household cleaners. Many of these cleaners contain ammonia and are only safe for diamonds and more durable gems. Chlorine bleach, another common household solvent, can pit gold alloys. There is no need to use any chemicals or cleaners on these metals. A simple jewelry cloth will get the job done and preserve Bohemian Roots jewelry.
GIA recommends cleaning most colored gems with warm water, mild soap (NO detergents or bleaches), and using a soft brush. A pulsed waster dental cleaning tool and a soft, lint free cloth can also be used. Be sure to stop the sink's drain or use a rubber mat in case the stone comes loose from its setting.
Proper jewelry storage is often overlooked. Jewelry should never be tossed in a drawer or on top of a dresser; that's a recipe for scratches and fractured gems. Most jewelry pieces come in a box or pouch from the store, which is a perfect place to keep them. Sterling silver, for example, should be kept in a anti-tarnish bag or cloth.
Please note the pH level in our bodies all differ. It can also change inour bodies over time. The pH levels in our bodies can affect the coloration of many metals. This is a NORMAL process and there is no need to worry. This is not and allergy to metal. If the coloration is not to your liking, you can use a jewelry cloth to polish the metal back to its original color.
HOW TO CARE FOR THE DYED WARES
Your item(s) have been washed and the color is set. This means your hand dyed items should not ‘bleed’ dye when washed. To preserve the color, your dyed item(s) should be washed in cold water on a gentle cycle and air dried. The more the items are washed the color does have the potential to fade. Direct sunlight will not effect your dyed ware(s) unless it receives long direct sun exposure.
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