How do I care for my silhouette locket?
Brass Lockets: Given that you are purchasing a handmade piece of jewelry, it is delicate and needs to be worn and handled with care. Our lockets are an antique brushed brass and the 30″ chain is 14k gold fill. Each brass locket may have minor imperfections (like tiny scratches) because of how they are made. We are not responsible for items broken due to improper handling so be kind to your jewelry! This is not a child friendly necklace so please do not let little hands tug on it. If something does happen to your chain we should be able to repair it for you so don’t hesitate to let us know.
Please keep in mind the locket itself is made of brass – not pure gold. Oxidation is a beautiful part of brass’ natural process and should be expected. It adds to the character of the piece. We choose to use this particular metal for many reasons, one being it’s more affordable for our customers yet is just as pretty as solid gold!
Your locket *needs* to be taken off before showering and exercising. Keep clean & dry when not in use. Storing in a box or other covered container is important when not wearing it. If you spray perfume or hairspray or touch the locket after putting on lotion, the chemicals will react to the brass to add more oxidation. It’s best to do those things and then put the locket on after.
To clean the gold filled chain: mild jewelry cleaner or soap and water, rinse.
To clean the brass locket: use enclosed polishing cloth, the longer you buff it the shinier it will get. Do not submerge this in water! While the silhouettes inside will be sealed, and water resistant, it is not water proof and you may damage it if it gets wet.
Our lovely lockets are made by hand with love by @dearmushka – www.dearmushka.com
Sterling Lockets: Care is pretty much the same as for the Brass. While Sterling is a different type of metal and one that is more costly, it still needs to be handled with care. Sterling Silver is a soft metal and can scratch easily, this is to be expected. Again, as metal ages it adds to the beauty of the piece. Feel free to use the enclosed polishing cloth to buff out smudges and surface scratches.
There are specific liquid cleaners you can use for Sterling Silver. However these cleaners should ONLY be used for the chain, do NOT submerge the locket itself into any cleaner.