Jewelry Care

STERLING SILVER naturally oxidizes over time. This grey hue is often caused by a 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 ready:

  • 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 Cadette Jewelry
  • When finished, rinse with clean water and wipe dry with a different clean cloth

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

 

VERMEIL consists of a coating of gold over sterling silver. Even though the gold may not oxidize, the sterling silver underneath can, over time. Here is an easy at-home remedy to clean your vermeil Cadette Jewelry:

  • Mix baking soda and water in equal parts into a paste (enough to cover the vermeil item)
  • Start off with a 1/4 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup of water and mix more as needed
  • Chemical abrasives are too harsh for vermeil such as soaps and should be avoided as this can cause a chemical reaction and discolour the jewelry
  • Gently cake the mixture onto the item with a nonabrasive clean cloth
  • Rinse the paste away by running the vermeil item under warm running water and wiping gently with a soft clean cloth. Never rub in a circular motion as this may cause scratches. Up and down is the safest way to clean gold
  • Dry the vermeil with a soft dry clean cloth 

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