Each piece is made with jeweler’s grade epoxy resin, which is a hard and durable plastic-like material. While it can handle daily wear and normal conditions of heat, light, and moisture, taking extra precautions to properly clean, store, and care for your jewelry will extend its life significantly.
CLEAN- Polish your jewelry with a soft, lint-free cloth. If your jewelry becomes dirty or soiled, you can use mild soap and water to clean it if needed, and dry it thoroughly with a soft cloth. DO NOT use commercial jewelry cleaners, as many formulations can start to dissolve the resin. Do not use sharp or abrasive materials on your jewelry, as this can scratch the resin.
STORE- Store your jewelry away from heat, light, and humidity. It is normal for sterling silver to tarnish over time, so polish regularly with a soft cloth to avoid tarnish and oxidation.
AVOID- Remember to avoid excessive heat, light, and moisture. Avoid all chemicals. Prolonged heat exposure can damage or discolor resin, so while you can certainly wear your jewelry outside on a hot day, do not leave your piece sitting in the sun, in a hot car, or under a lamp. Here are a few instances to be aware of (not an inclusive list):
- Take off your earrings when blow drying your hair.
- Avoid getting your pieces wet, and dry them thoroughly if they do get wet.
- Remove your jewelry before showering or bathing.
- DO NOT wear your jewelry when swimming in pools, lakes, or oceans.
- Avoid ALL chemicals on your jewelry, including household cleaners, nail polish remover, perfume, hairspray, essential oils, insect repellent, and so forth.
A good rule of thumb is to put your jewelry on last after you have finished getting ready for the day and to take it off first before cleaning, swimming, or bathing.
Special note for keychains-
Our keychains are made of durable pewter and/or nickel and an extra layer of epoxy resin to ensure it is durable for the wear and tear of being next to metal keys. If the surface of the resin becomes scratched from rubbing against keys, you may be able to polish out the scratches with a polishing compound specifically made for plastics, such as Novus Plastic Polish. Deep scratches may be able to be repaired with another thin coat of clear epoxy resin. Contact Margo Bea with any questions if this happens at email@example.com.