Everything you need to know to ensure your favorite Carbon Handmade jewelry lasts a lifetime.
Much like sterling silver, brass develops a patina with time and exposure to oxygen. Your body’s unique PH influences the speed at which the patina develops. We think brass is beautiful in all stages of patina, and therefore choose not to coat our products with lacquers or other artificial treatments. But for those who prefer your brass bright and shiny, all it takes a little extra love and care. All Carbon Handmade products include an airtight storage baggie with anti-tarnish tab. To slow down the oxidization process, keep your jewelry in its storage bag whenever it’s not in use. And if you’re in need of a refresher, give it a polish with this natural formula. Just remember, with mixed material items, take care to only apply the formula to the brass.
Porcelain is one of the most durable ceramics, but it's not invincible! Take care to store your raw porcelain jewelry separate from other pieces. Avoid putting on and taking off while standing over tile floor or stone countertops, and be sure to remove during manual labor. Avoid contact with water. To remove dirt, fabric rub-off, and other marks, rub gently with a clean eraser.
For wooden jewelry, avoid exposure to water and excessive humidity. To clean, gently wipe with a non-abrasive cloth. All wood loses moisture over time. Should your piece ever appear faded, or dry, gently rub with tung oil, following the indications on the bottle.
All Carbon Handmade silver jewelry is a combination of fine and sterling silver. Fine silver is unique in that it does not tarnish. Sterling silver will slowly tarnish over time, with exposure to oxygen. All Carbon Handmade products include an airtight storage baggie with anti-tarnish tab. We recommend storing your silver jewelry in its storage bag whenever it’s not in use. If the sterling silver components do become tarnished, simply wipe clean with a polish cloth or sterling silver cleaning solution.
Mixed material items, such as our popular geometric pendants, use 220 epoxy to bond contrasting materials together. To ensure this bond endures the test of time, minimize contact with water. DO NOT soak earring in alcohol, as alcohol is a solvent and will deteriorate the strength of the bond. In the very rare event that you experience adhesive failure, please contact us so we can make you whole again.