CLEANING

Taking care of your beautiful jewelry doesn't have to be hard.

The first step is keeping it in an anti-tarnish environment.

There are many choices, and you don't necessarily need a fancy jewelry box. But why not invest in one to display all your fabulous stuff? 

Anti tarnish felt bags, or even a plastic bag, work to keep silver shiny and bright.

Sterling silver naturally tarnishes. Even argentium silver will over time, although it is slower to tarnish. The cause of tarnish is simply air (specifically the sulfur in the air); as well as moisture, lotion, hairspray...

Storing your gorgeous jewel, and hand made STUDIO FRAN jewelry, when it's not being worn is the best prevention of tarnish.

 

You will need to clean it from time to time and it's very simple. The simplest method is a soft cloth or brush with a little baking soda and lemon juice. Rinse thoroughly afterwards to prevent pitting.

If you don't have those items, paste toothpaste and warm water work great.

Ultrasonic machines are a great investment for cleaning jewelry.

Jewelry dips are not recommended. They don't work that well and can leave pits in the metal or precious stones.