How To Care For Your Jewelry
How To Care For Your Baltic Amber
When you first receive your amber, we recommend that you clean and recharge it to restart its energy with you. We recommend that you clean and recharge your amber every 6 months! Please see below for instructions on how to do so.
Clean with lukewarm water, salt, and a soft cloth or toothbrush. 8 oz of water and 2 tablespoons of any salt will do.
Recharge your amber by leaving it in the sun or moonlight all day/night to dry.
Amber is soft and can be brittle; it’s important to be careful that it does not come in contact with chemicals. Please prevent exposure of amber to anything that could potentially leave a residue on it, including harsh soaps, shampoos, lotions, sunscreens, oils, perfumes, hairspray, chlorinated pools, etc. Residue on the amber can reduce its effectiveness and will create wear and tear on its cord and clasp.
If you have polished amber and it has lost its shine, you can rinse it in cool water and buff with a soft cloth with olive oil (or oil of choice) very gently to polish its surface. For more info regarding different kinds of amber, please visit Raw vs. Polished.
Avoid storing amber with other metal jewelry and keep wrapped in a soft cloth. Amber will darken with age due to oxidation, but you can help to stop it from being discolored by storing it well away from heat and fluorescent lights.
Wearing Baltic amber while bathing or in a pool/spa is not recommended because it will cause wear and tear on the cord and clasp and lessen the effectiveness of the amber.
For more info about amber, please visit What is Baltic Amber?
How To Care For Your Hazelwood
When you first receive your hazelwood, we recommend that you soak in water for a few minutes, then put it on.
The hazelwood works by absorbing the body's excess acid when worn close to the body and kept wet. Making sure it is wet at least every other day is preferable.
Wearing hazelwood while bathing or in a pool/spa is not recommended. Please prevent exposure of hazelwood to anything that could potentially leave a residue on it, including harsh soaps, shampoos, lotions, sunscreens, oils, perfumes, hairspray, chlorinated pools, etc., because it will cause wear and tear on the cord and clasp and lessen the effectiveness of the hazelwood.
Hazelwood will eventually have to be replaced when the inside wood turns a dark color. The bark may flake off from normal wear and tear, but this does not ruin its ability to absorb acid. Many find they will have to replace their first necklace sooner than later because it is absorbing a lot of excess acid, but the length of this time is not an exact science. The next piece will most likely not darken as fast because you have already aided the body to rid the excess, and it is more for maintenance!
For more info regarding hazelwood, please visit What is Hazelwood?
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