Enamel on copper beaded necklace
Care Instructions - Enamel
Enamel is basically a layer of fused glass that has been applied to a metal surface. Since it is glass, it can be fragile and can either splinter or otherwise break if it is dropped or mistreated. Please make sure to wear this item with care.
Care Instructions - Silver
Sterling silver, Argentium, and even Fine Silver can all tarnish (albeit at different rates). In order to preserve the polish on your piece and to delay the tarnishing process, there are a number f techniques you can use. These techniques include carefully brushing a fine paste of baking soda and water over your peice then carefully rinsing and drying the piece on a regular basis, keeping it stored with a tarnish control tab that is included with your purchase, using commercial silver jewelry polish, etc. Whichever technique you use, please be sure to check its potential impact on any cabochons, faceted stones, or other inclusions as some cleaners can damage these.