How should I take care of my Mer’s pieces?
Always store your jewelry pieces individually, preferably in your Mer’s soft-lined box or pouch so that they don’t rub together, scratch or tangle.
Your silver jewelry should be kept in a dark, cool and dry place. With time and wear, sterling silver will naturally become oxidised and eventually tarnish. Storing silver jewelry in a sealed plastic bag or airtight box when it is not being worn will keep out the air that causes oxidation. The oxidation process is also slowed down by wearing your jewelry often. If however your jewelry is stored for long-periods of time, occasional cleaning is recommended to maintain shine and keep oxidation at bay.
All our Mer’s sterling silver (white silver; not gold color) jewelry is rhodium plated which protects the silver from exposure and helps reduce long-term tarnishing.
Your jewelry is particularly susceptible to damage from the effects of chemicals present in parfume, hairspray, make-up, nail polish remover, body oils, sun tan lotion and deodorant.
Do not keep jewelry in direct sunlight as prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause many gemstones to fade and lose their colour.