Jewelry Care

Quick & Easy At-Home Remedies.

Each Cadette Jewelry purchase comes with a free polishing cloth. As often as possible, rub & clean your jewelry with your polishing cloth to remove any dust, dirt, and mild tarnish it has acquired.

To delay oxidation that takes place, keep your pieces away from moisture, shower steam, and other water activities. And when you’re not wearing your jewelry, store them in an airtight bag.

Here are effective at-home remedies to clean & maximize the lifespan of your Cadette Jewelry, categorized by metal:

BRASS
 naturally oxidizes over time. This grey hue is often caused by a chemical reaction to items containing sulfer or oxygen in the air. It can be removed with your metal polish & polishing cloth, or with this easy at-home remedy:

  • Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt into one-half cup of vinegar, and add flour until the mixture becomes a paste
  • Rub into the brass piece, leave for about 10 minutes
  • When finished, rinse with clean water and wipe dry with a clean cloth


STERLING SILVER
 naturally oxidizes over time. This grey hue is often caused by a chemical reaction to items containing sulfer or oxygen in the air. It can be removed with a metal polish & polishing cloth, or with an easy at-home remedy:

  • Create a paste with 1 part baking soda and 4 parts lemon juice in a glass bowl
  • Dip a lint-free cloth in the solution and rub it on the entire sterling silver piece
  • When finished, rinse with clean water and wipe dry with a different clean cloth

10KT OR 14KT SOLID GOLD are precious metals that will not oxidize or discolor, since they are the least reactive metal. To increase longevity and maintain cleanliness, buff with a polishing cloth, or use this easy at-home remedy: 


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Add a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid to a bowl filled with two cups of lukewarm (not hot) water
  • Drop your gold pieces into the solution and let them soak for about 15 minutes
  • Lift jewelry out of the solution and gently scrub with a soft-bristle toothbrush to remove any dirt lodged in nooks and crannies.
  • Swish the piece around in a bowl of warm water to remove the soapy residue.
  • Using a soft cloth, dry your jewelry thoroughly and buff it a little to bring back the shine.