Quick & Easy At-Home Remedies.
Cadette Jewelry is diligently designed and made for longevity. However, jewelry may oxidize over time. 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 and tips to clean and 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
GOLD PLATED & GOLD VERMEIL Cadette pieces consist of 14kt yellow gold plating over brass or sterling silver.
Clean with a soft, damp cloth, ensuring the piece has fully dried before wearing it. Avoid using strong polishing cloths, harsh chemicals, or jewelry cleaners, as this will affect the gold finish.
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:
- 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.