Ende Collective jewelry is made using high quality .925 sterling silver and yellow bronze. Because both sterling silver and bronze are alloys made using copper, it has a natural tendency to oxidize. To keep oxidations at a minimum, avoid direct application of oil and water based products (serums, make-ups, lotions, fragrances, hair care products and cooking oils). Abstain from direct contact with water and remove jewelry while swimming or bathing.
To keep your jewelry looking beautiful and reflective, limit contact with other hard surfaces and metals to avoid scratching and dulling. Always remove jewelry before bedtime and before showering or bathing. Bronze can immediately start to oxidize once it comes in contact with water and other oil based solutions.
For cleaning at home, we recommend using polishing cloths that are non-abrasive to wipe away debris. You can try using alcohol to clean earrings and backs and the insides of rings to eliminate build up on your ear posts and jewelry. This will eliminate gunk that can lead to irritation of the skin. To reinvigorate the reflective qualities of your metal, use t-shirt cloth to wipe away and burnish your items.
After long periods of time, professional cleaning is advised. Most jewelry stores will place your jewelry in an ultra-sonic and steam your piece at no extra charge.
Of course you won't want to take your piece off. However, in the event you need to, please use the traveling pouch provided at purchase for storing your jewelry. If you did not receive an Ende Collective travel pouch, keeping your jewelry in a dry area will insure your jewelry lasts a lifetime.