With proper care, your James Michelle Jewelry will last for years. Our jewelry is made from 14k gold fill or sterling silver (.925). Here are some tips to help keep it beautiful and new looking.
- Store/hang your jewelry away from other metals. Exposure to hooks or trays made with base metals will cause jewelry to oxidize.
- Avoid exposing your jewelry to water. The minerals/chemicals in tap water, pools, saunas, beaches, etc. will cause jewelry to oxidize quickly. It is also a good idea to avoid spraying oils or perfume directly on jewelry. This includes ALL self-tanning products.
- Remove jewelry before working out or doing other vigorous activities. Remove before sleeping.
Some of our jewelry is soldered, which can expose base metal core of 14k gold fill, or cause the small amount of copper in sterling silver material to come to the surface. This will cause a small dark spot to appear at the point soldering. It can easily be removed with a polishing cloth.
We love a dainty look; this means that we use delicate chains for many of our necklaces. Please take care that the jewelry is not stretched/pulled (children and pets are usually the culprits!) We do understand that mistakes happen, so we offer a jewelry repair service. If your jewelry breaks within 30 days of receiving it, we will repair it at no cost to you. All other jewelry repairs are available at a reasonable cost; if you include your chain to recycle, we will replace your chain at a discounted price plus shipping. Part of this service includes cleaning and polishing.
If your jewelry needs repair, please contact customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy your new jewelry!
James Michelle Team