STORING YOUR JEWELRY
When you are not wearing your Da Madre Terra Jewelry, it should be stored in an airtight plastic bag. This will prevent/slow tarnishing and scratching.
WEARING YOUR JEWELRY
Exposure to water, lotions, body oils, cosmetics, perfumes, excessive heat and humidity and cleaning agents may cause discoloration and affect the finish of the jewelry.
Da Madre Terra Jewelry is made from sterling silver or gold vermeil which is sterling silver plated in 14k gold. This material may tarnish or fade over time. This is normal and we feel a natural patina adds to the uniqueness of the piece.
We use semi-precious gemstones, however our Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald stones are enhanced and may fade a bit over time. The Clear Quartz, Labradorite, Black Spinel, Moonstone, Rose Quartz and Amethyst are natural. All stones are unique and will be slightly different.
*We do not use nickel, cadmium or lead in any of our designs.
CLEANING YOUR JEWELRY
While we love the patina a piece takes on over time and believes it makes the jewelry feel more unique and special, here are some simple ways to clean your jewelry. We do not recommend using harsh cleaners, as they may be damaging to the stone.
Take a small bowl that holds about a quart of water and line it with aluminum foil. Add hot water, a tablespoon of baking soda and stir. Place your sterling silver jewelry in the solution for about one minute, rinse clean and let air dry. Make sure your jewelry is completely dry before storing.
GOLD PLATED VERMEIL
Gently clean using a soft toothbrush and a bit of mild dishwashing liquid in warm water. Rinse well and pat dry. Make sure your jewelry is completely dry before storing.