While wearing out and about in the world, avoid jewelry contact with water and chemicals. Our pieces are plated in 18K gold or sterling silver, so to ensure the longevity of the finish, avoid direct contact with perfumes or scented lotions as well. Remove and set aside while washing dishes and hands, or hitting the pool or beach.
Finally, watch out for your stones. In the style of vintage jewelry, many of our pieces feature hand-set stones in prong settings. If a prong gets caught on something and is raised up, secure the stone with your finger to keep it in place and carefully push the prong back down with a pair of pliers or flat, hard object. (Beware not to scratch the stone.)
Keep in mind that everyone's skin is different, which can affect the level of tarnish or wear on your jewelry. To keep it clean, polish pieces with a soft cloth. The complimentary felt dust bag may also be used. Do not apply chemical jewelry cleaners, as this can damage the plating.
Remember, you can always drop us a line if you have questions. We stand behind our jewelry 100%. Please note that we can't be held accountable for disregard of this sage advice. For items purchased on LorenHope.com, we do offer complimentary repairs for extenuating circumstances (such as snapped chains, missing stones. You know, casualties of life getting in the way.) If you have such an issue, please contact us with your order number and describe the problem.