GENERAL JEWELRY CARE 

• Always protect your jewelry from sharp blows, scratching, chemicals, sunlight and heat/cold.
• Store your jewelry in a soft lined box or pouch.
• Clean your jewelry occasionally using a professional jewelry cleaning solution that is safe for gold and silver. For gold vermeil jewelry, wipe clean with a soft cloth.
• We do not recommend swimming wearing your jewelry as chlorinated and salt water can cause damage to all metals even gold.
• Avoid wearing jewelry while cleaning, gardening, performing sports activities, or manual labor.
• Tarnish is a natural occurrence as a result of oxidation, caused by the exposure of silver or gold vermeil jewelry with certain elements such as oxygen or sulphur as well as with certain acids. 
• Always inspect your gold jewelry for weakness or damage.

 

GOLD CARE

Gold is lasting and durable but can get scratched or dented if treated roughly. Always protect your jewelry from sharp blows and rough surfaces. Gold is softer than sand. Sand will scratch your jewelry. Don't wear it on the beach or pools! Gold's worst enemy is chlorine. Repeated exposure can weaken gold's structure, eventually leading to breakage. So keep your jewelry away from chlorinated cleaning products and out of swimming pools and jacuzzis.


WHITE RHODIUM

All gold is naturally slightly yellow. Our white gold and most of our sterling silver jewelry is plated with a thin layer of rhodium, a white and very durable metal to enhance its whiteness and brilliance. Rhodium is a precious metal, a member of the platinum family. Rhodium electroplating is used on our white gold jewelry to provide a surface that will resist scratches and tarnish, and give a white, reflective appearance.

 

STERLING SILVER

Keep silver jewelry away from harsh chemicals like household cleaning fluids as they create abrasions and reduce the luster of the metal. Cleaning silver jewelry is best done with a professional jewelry cleaning product made specifically for silver. Thoroughly dry your silver jewelry after exposure to water. Store your silver jewelry in an airtight soft lined box, pouch or airtight plastic bag to help avoid scratches and premature tarnishing of the jewelry or oxidization of the silver.

GOLD VERMEIL

Gold vermeil jewelry is sterling silver plated with a thick layer of pure 18 karat or 24 karat gold. With proper care, vermeil jewelry should maintain the look of yellow gold for many, years. We recommend that you store your gold vermeil jewelry in an airtight soft lined box or pouch, or an airtight plastic bag when not in use. This will help avoid scratches and premature tarnishing of the jewelry or oxidation of the silver underneath. We do not recommend repeated exposure to water, chlorine, harsh chemicals, oils, lotions, nail polish removers, perfume or hairspray. This may weaken the surface of the plating. To clean, use a mild dishwashing liquid diluted with water, if the cleaning substance is too strong it may rdamage the gold plating or change its color. Thoroughly dry your gold vermeil jewelry after exposure to water. Use of a polish cloth, paste or strong jewelry cleaner is not recommended.  

 

HOW TO CARE FOR PEARLS

Pearls are very soft and need special care. After wearing, gently wipe the pearl with a soft cloth or chamois and store in the jewelry box provided away from other jewelry. Keep away from rough surfaces and scratchy fabrics as pearls are soft and delicate by nature and may be prone to scratching. Only use cleaners labeled safe for pearls. Never use an ultrasonic cleaner or steam-clean pearls.

Besides, pearls are easily damaged by chemicals like perfume, vinegar and lemon juice. Heat can turn pearls brown or dry them out and make them crack. Dry air can also damage pearls. Most safe deposit vaults have very dry air and can damage pearls.

 

Only use jewelry cleaners labeled as safe for pearls. Many of commercial jewelry cleaners contain ammonia, which will cause deterioration.

Do not expose to to dish or wash detergents, bleaches, powdered cleansers, baking soda, or ammonia-based cleaners (like Windex). Do not wear when applying cosmetics, hair spray, and perfume, or when showering or swimming

JEWELRY REPAIRS

We encourage you to send your Diaboli Kill jewelry back to us for professional servicing. Contact us at info@diabolikill.com for assistance.