Evie Peeve - Jewelry Care Tips & Sizing

Jewelry Care Tips & Sizing

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The best way to protect your fashion jewelry against tarnishing, rust, and other wear and tear is to make sure that your jewelry avoids contact with perfume, sprays or immersion in water.

Keeping your jewelry cleaned with a polishing cloth will help maintain the beautiful finish. Also, we recommend not sleeping in your jewelry to prevent any chains or hooks getting caught on bed linen or sleepwear. Taking your jewelry off before exercising or taking part in any strenuous activity will also help to keep your jewelry free from tarnish, rust, or other wear and tears. 

How to clean jewelry

Pearls:

Pearls may be cleaned with a damp cloth only as needed. If your pearls are visibly stained, create a mixture of lukewarm water and a pea-sized amount of mild dish soap. Next, dip a soft cleaning cloth in the solution and gently wipe the pearls. Please note that the cloth should be damp and not soaked or dripping with the solution. It's important to reiterate that pearls should NOT be submerge in water, as it will weaken the pearl.

Gold:

Gold jewelry that is showing signs of tarnish or that is soiled may be cleaned using a solution of a few drops of mild, non-phosphate dish-washing liquid mixed with warm water. You may clean the gold jewelry by wiping the tarnished part with the mixture using your fingers, with a cotton swab, or soft bristled toothbrush. Please note that toothpaste or baking soda should not be used to clean gold as they are too abrasive. In addition, any other metals, stones, or pendents such as pearls or crystals, should be removed from the gold chain prior to cleaning.

 

Sterling Silver:

A solution of white vinegar and baking soda can be used to remove heavy tarnish on your sterling silver chain or charm(s). You will want to soak the tarnished piece in a mixture of 1/2 cup white vinegar and 2 tbsp. baking soda for 2-3 hours. After soaking, you'll rinse and then completely dry your pieces using a soft non-abrasive cloth. In addition, any other metals, stones, or pendents such as pearls or crystals, should be removed from any sterling silver chains prior to cleaning.

Brass:

You will want to make sure that your item(s) are indeed brass by placing a magnet next to the piece. If the magnet does not cling to the piece(s), then the item is brass. Brass can be cleaned by applying a thin layer of tomato-based product such as ketchup or tomato paste, to the item(s). After an hour of sitting with the tomato coating, the item can be rinsed with warm water. In addition, any other metals, stones, or pendents such as pearls or crystals, should be removed from any sterling silver chains prior to cleaning.

 

Alloy Metals:

Alloy metals can be cleaned using a damp soft cloth that has been dipped in a solution of 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 quart of water. In addition, any other metalsstones, or pendents such as pearls or crystals, should be removed from any sterling silver chains prior to cleaning.

If these cleaning tips do not help, we recommend seeking out the services of a professional jewelry cleaner. 

How to store your jewelry

In order to keep your jewelry clean and in good repair we recommend storing your jewelry when not being worn, in the soft cotton jewelry bag that was included with your purchase. 

Sizing

Necklaces

 

Bracelets

Most of the bracelets listed on Evie Peeve will be adjustable. However, in some cases bracelets may be listed that are not adjustable and that specify a specific size. Please see the diagram below for how to measure your wrist for accurate bracelet sizing.

 

Rings

You can simply size any of your fingers by taking a piece of string, dental floss, strip of paper, yarn, etc. and wrapping it around your finger. Hold in place where the two ends meet and then carefully mark and then clip any excess string. Take the piece of paper/string which was around your finger and spread it out parallel to a ruler/tape measure. Use the chart below to find out your size.