Materials used in all EVERYDAY HEIRLOOM CO. pieces are carefully selected to ensure the best quality possible. Our gold-filled and sterling silver options are high in quality and with proper care and storage you will have affordable jewelry that lasts. Here are a few recommendations to ensure your everyday jewelry remains heirloom-worthy.
Humidity and beauty products (such as hairsprays, perfumes, and lotions) may contain harsh chemicals that can tarnish your jewelry over time. Believe it or not, body chemistry, though a bit of a wild card, is also a considerable factor in quick tarnishing. Gently wipe your necklaces of any products and skin oils with a soft jewelry polishing cloth for day-to-day maintenance. Store in a dry place when not in use.
For deep cleaning, use warm water and a wild soap bath. Gently use an extra soft toothbrush on the surface of both the pendant and the chain. Never use abrasive products to clean your jewelry. Dry with a soft cloth and be sure it is completely dry before storing.
*Please note that while any of our necklaces are safe to wear in the shower or while exercising we highly suggest NOT wearing it in water if you can help it. We DO NOT recommend wearing your jewelry in swimming pools. Some of our necklaces are back-filled using jeweler's paint to bring out the effect of the intricacies of the engraving and getting these wet will wear away at the fill.* Please inquire further via our CONTACT page if you have any questions.
With any of our gold-filled and sterling silver options, you may notice your custom engraving darken over time. This is part of the natural "wear" and is to be expected with any gold-filled and sterling silver materials when engraved.
If you have customized any of our solid 14k solid gold items, you do not need to worry about tarnish as these materials are made to last and engravings will not darken over time.