Pineal Vision Jewelry is made with so much love. As with all things special, you should take good care to protect your jewelry and keep it in a safe place when you're not wearing it to prolong the life of your treasures.
**Be careful not to drop these pieces as some crystals and gemstones can crack or get scratched & these precious stones like to be treated with care.
How To Care For Copper Jewelry
Copper has a warm lustrous color similar to that of rose gold when polished to a high shine.
I use all recycled copper that has been pulled from electrical jobs. Using copper as a material in my line has a low impact on the environment and meets the ethical standards of my practice.
I coat all my copper pieces in a durable acrylic varnish which has proven to be the longest lasting sealant on the market. But with love and use this varnish will eventually wear away leaving the copper exposed to your skin.
Depending on your bodies natural PH balance, this copper to skin contact can turn your skin a greenish color. Do not be alarmed if this happens. It's a perfectly normal reaction and will not harm your body in any way. In fact, copper is a necessary element for bone and joint health as well as zinc deficiency. This discoloration can be easily cleaned with soap and water.
Copper has a natural characteristic of tarnishing over time creating a truly unique work in progress.
It's best to store your copper jewelry in a zip-lock bag to aid the progression of it coming into contact with the elements, such as oxygen and moisture, that can tarnish it.
To polish your copper jewelry back to a beautiful luster you can use a polishing cloth found at your local craft stores. You can also scrub it with an old toothbrush using lemon juice and baking soda.
You can seal your copper jewelry with clear nail polish, or you can get a clear lacquer spray at your local craft store for a longer seal.
To have your copper jewelry professionally cleaned, polished and re-sealed please contact Brittany for her cleaning/repair service.
How To Care For Silver Jewelry
Sterling silver has a beautiful bright white/grey color with loads of shine.
Pure silver is too soft to be used for functional pieces so it's usually alloyed with copper to give it some durability.
I use .925 sterling silver in all my pieces. Due to metals like copper being alloyed with silver it will tarnish over time.
It's best to store your silver jewelry in a zip-lock bag to aid in the progression of it tarnishing.
To polish your silver jewelry back it it's beautiful shine you can use silver polish available at most hardware stores. These polishes can be quite poisonous so please do this in a well ventilated area or outside. Once dipped in the polishing solution rinse clean with water.
Another, safer, solution is to use toothpaste or 1 parts baking soda and 2 parts water. Wet the silver and apply the cleaner with a soft, lint-free cloth or soft bristle toothbrush (not paper towels, which can scratch). Then rinse with cool water or buff with a soft cloth until dry.