Enjoy a free crystal with every order! Free shipping for orders over $100 in the USA!
Cart 0

Care

Tarnish Removal

Brass & Bronze: To remove tarnish from brass and bronze pieces, sprinkle salt onto a slice of lemon and gently rub the salted lemon onto your jewelry. You should notice the tarnish disolving immediately. Chains and tight corners may require more attention than smooth surfaces. Once the tarnish is removed to the desired patina, rinse the piece in room temperature water and dry well with a lint free cloth. Do not store pieces while wet or let them sit out to dry as this can cause rust and more tarnish. To maintain a shinier look, after cleansing use a jewelry polish rag which can be purchased at most jewelry and drug stores.

Silver: For silver pieces, a simple polish cloth or silver cleaning solution can be used. Be careful of antiqued areas when using a polish cloth- the cloth may remove some of the antique finish. Try not to submerse stones in silver cleaning solutions, as this can upset the setting or ruin the stone itself.

Plated Jewelry: Never use a wet rag, polish rag, or solution on plated jewelry as it may cause the plating to wear off. It is best to use a lint free cloth to remove any dirt or markings from plated jewelry. Please note that the plating on any item will come off over time as a result of wear and body chemistry.

 

Stone Settings

Never wet jewelry with a stone setting, as it may cause the stone to come loose. Should you need your stone to be reset or replaced, simply write us a message at info@jsouthernstudio.com to coordinate. 

 

Leather Care

We recommend using Saddle Soap to clean leather accessories. This can be found in the shoe care section of most drug stores. Rub a wet washcloth onto the soap until it foams, then gently rub the foam onto any dirty spots of leather. When finished, use a clean, wet cloth to "rinse" the soap off. Let sit to dry for a few hours. For stubborn stains, consult a leather dry cleaner or shoe and bag cleaning professional.

 

Feathers

Feathers can be brought back to life using steam, either with a steamer, or by placing the feather over boiling water. If your feathers have accrued a build up of dirt, use a damp (but not wet) lint-free towel to remove the grime, and follow up with steam to re-fluff.

 

Should your piece need extra maintenence, please contact us at info@jsouthernstudio.com.