Jewelry Care

Wood Jewelry

All of our wood jewelry goes through a tedious sanding process. After which it is finished with bamboo oil to bring out its natural luster and polished with beeswax to help resist moisture, scratches and scuffs. Some of our exotic wood pieces are finished with a waterproof topcoat which is ecological and safe, which is specify in item descriptions.

95% of the wood we use is reclaimed from local artists, woodworkers & fallen trees. Every piece is thoroughly inspected for any ailments or toxins. 

For best care of your wood jewelry, wear under these conditions:

  • Keep out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures
  • The finish on your wood jewelry is water resistant but not waterproof. Try not to immerse in water. If it does get wet, don't fret, just blot dry!
  • When first putting your jewelry on, make sure to apply lotion, hair spray, sunscreen, bug spray, perfume .. you get the point, before hand! Even though this will not destroy your jewelry, it may cause slight discolouration.
  • Direct contact with unfinished wood or exposure to wood dust has the possibility to cause allergic reaction in some individuals. Finished wood and sealed wood pose no toxic risk. If you notice irritation, remove jewelry immediately. If problems persist, contact your physician. 
  • If you notice your piece is beginning to look a little dull, simply use a cotton cloth to buff in the direction of the wood grain. By adding a tiny drop of olive oil (avocado oil, coconut oil etc., whatever you use in your kitchen) in the buffing process, it will bring back the luster!

Wenge wood necklace on display

Metal Jewelry & Components  

Sterling silver jewelry is sanded, cleaned and finished to spec. No topcoat is placed on the silver unless requested (renaissance wax). A polish and/or oxidation is used, which is outlined in the product descriptions & upon product specification request. 

Brass jewelry and jewelry components are sanded, cleaned and finished to spec. A clear topcoat is applied to help protect against tarnish but will wear off in time (specified when used in product descriptions). 

95% of the metals we use are recycled metal, including sterling silver, brass, gold, and sometimes copper. None of which contain lead or nickel.

For best care of your metal jewelry, wear under these conditions:

  • When first putting your jewelry on, make sure to apply lotion, hair spray, sunscreen, bug spray, perfume .. you get the point, before hand! Even though this will not destroy your jewelry, it may cause slight discolouration.
  • Brass can develop a patina over time depending on the skin of the wearer and the skin products used. Buffing with a polishing cloth or jewelry cleaner will restore the shine of the metal if needed.
  • To help prevent tarnish and discolouration keep out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures and areas of high moisture. For instance, do not store your jewelry in the washroom. 
  • The clear protective coating applied to your brass will wear away in time. 
  • Check our blog for tips and tricks to keep your brass staying clean & sparkly! For instance, you can put a dab of ketchup on a cloth and rub it on your jewelry to bring back the shine and take away the tarnish. Rinse thoroughly with hot water and a small dab of mild dish soap. The drying process is KEY, so make sure after this process is complete that you dry your item very well.