The best way to care for your precious Salty Cali pieces.
How to care for Stainless Steel jewelry:
Your Stainless Steel jewelry piece is a small wonder! It's hypoallergenic, won't tarnish, and it's very durable. But just like the rest of us, it's not perfect and needs some TLC :)
Please keep in mind that harsh chemicals, bleach, and chlorine can damage the surface of stainless steel, and alter the color of beads. It's best to remove jewelry before swimming in a chlorinated pool or working out (skin acidity can be corrosive over time).
In case you get tossed in a pool, or to remove grime build up and keep your necklace's shine, just soak your piece in a bowl with warm water and a mild soap for a few minutes, scrub with a soft brush, rinse, and pat dry.
How to care for Sterling Silver* necklaces:
No No TARNISH, stay away!
Natural oils, sunscreen, and oxygen will naturally tarnish your jewelry over time. Sterling silver will tarnishes faster in areas with high humidity (hello, beach babes!) and air pollution, so store your jewelry clean in an air tight plastic bag when you are not wearing it.
Keep your Salty Cali pieces grime-free as much as possible, but when the occasional sun lotion gets in there or when natural tarnish occurs, you can...
- Mix a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water and dip in a soft cloth. Rub the jewelry, then rinse in cool water, and buff with a cloth until dry.
To keep away tarnish, wear your Salty Cali piece a lot (yes, friction slows down tarnishing!) and store them in an air tight bag on their day off.
* How do I know if my necklace is Sterling Silver? Our 925 Sterling Silver, and 18k plated over Sterling, necklaces are stamped with the 925 mark near the clasp. You can also tell them apart by their size - a VERY thin chain, such as the one pictured below.