Nautical Treasure Jewelry Care
Routine And Preventative Maintenance Can Slow The Oxidation Process And Prohibit Tarnishing Before It Happens, Which Leaves You More Time To Enjoy Your Investment And Less Time Caring For It.
Clean Regularly (Dish Soap,Water, Sponge)
Periodically Inspect Your Jewelry
Immediately Rinse After Wearing In Chlorine Or Saltwater
Always Clean Your Jewelry Before Polishing
Use Your Supplied Jewelry Cleaning Cloth Liberally
Makeup Removal Pads, Cotton Balls and Swabs
Use The Least Abrasive Products Possible
Store In Airtight Plastic Bag (Ziplock)
Use Of Chemical Dips
Use Tarnish Removers That Contain Acidified Thiourea
Use Toothpaste Or Anything With Baking Soda
Use Abrasive Brushes, Tooth Brushes, Or Paper Towels
Store Without First Cleaning
Assume Your Jewelry Is Indestructible
As part of your routine maintenance of your jewelry you can often remove light tarnish with warm water and a drop of citrus-free Dawn dishwashing liquid detergent on a cellulose dish sponge. Other household items like aloe-free hand sanitizer can be used on a fresh cotton ball, makeup pad, or cotton towel. If the hand sanitizer leaves a residue, rinse it off with warm water or remove it with a moistened cotton towel, then dry immediately. This technique is highly recommended as a first as it will remove absolutely no metal. Try using the glass cleaner on your jewelry and other metal objects as well.
- To avoid heavy tarnish on your jewelry, clean it regularly.
- NEVER use chemical dips
- If wearing gloves when handling your jewelry use untreated cotton gloves or form-fitting nitrile gloves when handling silver
- If your silver is tarnished to an extent that it requires a commercial polish, use only polishes made specifically for silver.
- Alternatives to the provided Nautical Treasure polishing cloth are cotton balls or makeup pads, cotton swab.
- Salt is extremely corrosive to silver; whether it is in a pool or the sea, from sweat.
- When inspecting your jewelry after routine cleaning, simply hold a piece of white paper or plastic up to the piece, the reflection will reveal if there is tarnish that needs to be removed with your polishing cloth
- Silver is best stored in treated flannel bags, you can also wrap your silver in acid-free tissue or paper then place it in a Ziploc bag.
- If you are looking for someone to clean your silver, choose an individual with experience. Ask about what methods and polishes they will use.
IS IT SAFE TO USE TOOTHPASTE TO CLEAN JEWELRY?
Toothpaste should NEVER be used as a silver polish. Some toothpastes contain baking soda or other ingredients which are much too abrasive; even trace amounts can cause serious damage. Use polishes that are specifically formulated to remove tarnish from silver.
Last but not least, always remember to C.A.R.E. for your jewelry:
Clean Regularly (Dishsoap, Warm water, Cellulose sponge)
Avoid use of Chemical Dips
Rinse After Wearing in Chlorine or Salt
Enjoy not having to Polish frequently