Every piece of KAKURU jewelry is made and assembled in our workshop with extra care. We would love it if you wore your KAKURU forever! Please follow the care instructions to make jewelry last a lifetime!
- All pieces of silver plated jewelry will eventually –some faster than others– tarnish and their plating will gradually fade. Be aware that tarnish may occur as a result of oxidization, caused by the interaction of gold, rose gold and black rhodium plated jewelry with certain elements such as oxygen or sulfur as well as with certain acids. Make sure you remove all plated jewelry before showering, applying lotion, make-up, hairspray, hand creams and perfume.
- The best way to protect your jewelry from tarnishing and prolong their shine is to store them safely into cloth pouches and boxes with an anti-tarnish strip like KAKURU packaging. Try to keep the pieces apart so they don’t rub together.
- Bag the pendant into the pouch and leave the clasp hanging out to avoid tangling.
- Wearing jewelry daily may bring them into contact with air, perfume, body lotion and, of course, body sweat. An easy way to clean them at home and restore their shine is to leave them in a glass bowl with warm water and gentle liquid soap –preferably no fragranced or antibacterial soap– for a few seconds, wash them off and gently wipe them dry with a clean cloth. Do not use silver polish because it will cause the plating to wear off.
- Never go swimming wearing jewelry, as chlorine in swimming pools and salt water can cause damage to all metals.
- Avoid wearing while cleaning, gardening or performing sports activities.
- Always protect your jewelry from sharp blows, scratching, chemicals, sunlight and heat/cold.
- To keep the wood grain looking fresh, take a scrub sponge and gently scrub the piece of wood on your jewelry to remove any dust or dirt from the wooden surface. Take a cloth and tip one edge in the olive oil, making sure you only get a small amount of olive oil on the cloth and rub it all around the wood. Take a dry tip of the cloth and shine the wood and leave it to dry for at least 24 hours. The wood on your jewelry is shiny and bright again!
- Stones do not enjoy water or chemicals and will be easily damaged or broken if the jewelry fall down. Also, prolonged exposure to sunlight may cause certain stones to become paler in color and lose their shine.