Care Instructions for all Stainless Steel / Sterling Silver / Engraved Jewelry
Remove before swimming, showering, sleeping, or using chemicals (bleach, nail polish remover, perfume, sunscreen). Clean with soapy water or silver polishing cloth. Avoid paper towels.
Care / Cleaning Instructions for NuGold Jewelry
Remove before swimming or showering and do not wear to bed.
Jewelry should be removed when using any product that contains bleach, ammonia, perfume, alcohol and fingernail polish removers that contain acetone.
NuGold is a brass alloy that has been specially formulated for jewelry and is also known as “ red brass." Nugold contains 85% copper, 15% zinc, and no nickel. NuGold will naturally tarnish when ex posed to oxygen. Some people like the patina of tarnished brass and the tarnish is actually a protective layer for the brass, but if you want to get the shine of the new brass it's pretty easy to do with some typical household products.
If the tarnish isn't too pervasive take about 2 tablespoons of baking soda and add drops of lemon juice - from concentrate is fine - until you have a nice paste. The lemon juice will bubble and fizz as you add, don't worry it'll stop after a second or two. Take an old, worn toothbrush and GENTLY apply the paste to your piece. Let it sit in the paste for about 30 minutes and then rinse it with water and dry it thoroughly.
Oils from your skin and the oxygen in the air are what accelerate tarnishing. If y ou want to slow the tarnish process, wipe the piece with a soft cotton rag after wearing and store in a plastic bag.