It is important to take proper care of your Steph & Co. jewelry. These peices will last for many years to come with proper storing and washing.
For all of our pieces we recommend:
When possible, avoid extended exposure to chlorine, pools, hot tubs, saunas or spas.
When possible, remove jewelry during more aggressive physical activities (running, hiking, swimming, etc.).
When polishing your jewelry, we recommend a soft polishing cloth rather than abrasive material like bath towels, terry cloth, or paper towels.
To ensure the longest possible lifespan, store your jewelry in a dry, air-tight area. Before storing, use a soft polishing cloth to remove any oxidation and perform a thorough cleaning. We've found it's helpful to occasionally remove any skin oils by rinsing with warm water and buffing with a soft polishing cloth.
Regularly clean your jewelry with mild soap and a soft pat dry. Don't rub!
On occasion, individual body chemistries can react with gold filled metals and cause a reaction. Pregnancy, thyroid disorders, hormone levels, medications and more can affect body alkalinity and may cause a reaction with your piece. It's definitely random and difficult to predict, but please contact us if you have any questions!