PRODUCT CARE

Sterling Silver

DeLong New York sterling silver jewelry has been finely crafted to provide you with generations of beauty and enjoyment when properly maintained. Wearing your sterling silver jewelry daily will keep it looking shiny and new. Avoid bringing your sterling silver jewelry into contact with water, humidity, perspiration, salt air, chlorine, sulfur, cosmetics, or household chemicals, as they will tarnish silver and shorten the lifespan of your piece. To remove tarnish, use a small amount of silver-jewelry cleaner on a soft cloth, gently rubbing the silver several times. Rinse thoroughly in warm water and dry carefully. Storing your sterling silver jewelry in the specially treated pouch provided with your purchase will help prevent tarnish.

Gold Vermeil

 

DeLong New York vermeil (ver-MAY) is sterling silver with a thick coating of gold. As with sterling silver, avoid bringing your vermeil jewelry into contact with water, humidity, perspiration, salt air, chlorine, sulfur, cosmetics, or household chemicals, as they will cause tarnish and shorten the lifespan of your piece. To clean vermeil, use a small amount of dish soap and warm water on a soft cloth, gently rubbing the vermeil several times. Rinse thoroughly in warm water and dry carefully. Do not use silver-cleaning products on vermeil as they will remove the gold plating. Store your vermeil jewelry in the specially treated pouch provided with your purchase. All gold-plated products are susceptible to wear over time and may eventually need to be replated.

Special Finishes

 

For jewelry with a matte, tumbled, or oxidized finish, follow the above precautions to reduce tarnish and extend the life of your piece. To clean, use a small amount of dish soap and warm water on a soft cloth, gently rubbing the piece several times. Rinse thoroughly in warm water and dry carefully. Do not use silver-cleaning products as they will remove the special finish. Store your jewelry in the specially treated pouch provided with your purchase. Special finishes are susceptible to wear over time, causing your piece to become more shiny.