STONE CARE INSTRUCTIONS
We use handpicked semi-precious and precious stones in our jewelry. Some stones are more fragile than others and need to be handled with care. As a general rule, if you're unsure about whether it's a good idea to wear your jewelry in a given situation, choose the safer options and remove it. Olivia Kane is always available to consult with you about any care questions.
Please note, Olivia Kane covers the cost of all repairs under normal wear for the first six month after purchase. However, if the ring is noticeably bent, shows improper care, or is damaged in any other manner, we will
repair the ring at cost. After the first six months, Olivia Kane
will perform repairs for a fee. If any jewelry other than Olivia Kane makes
alterations or repairs to your jewelry, the Olivia Kane warranty will be voided.
If your Olivia Kane piece requires service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. We are also happy to make minor adjustments to jewelry,
including resizing, for an additional fee.
WHEN NOT TO WEAR YOUR JEWELRY
Avoiding impact, pressure, and extreme temperatures is crucial to the maintenance of your jewelry. Gold and gemstones can chip, crack, scuff, or scratch if they’re knocked hard enough or at the wrong angle against another object. Harsh chemicals such as bleach can ruin stones, pit metals, and weaken settings, causing loose or lost stones. Chlorinated water can also react chemically with stones and metals, changing the color or weakening settings.
Although it can be tempting to wear your jewelry all the time, please remove when you are:
• Exercising and sleeping: the heat and pressure that
occurs during exercise and sleep can wreak havoc on delicate fine jewelry.
• Showering, bathing, swimming, and cleaning: chemicals, perfumes, and other harsh oils in beauty and cleaning products, not to mention chlorine in pools, can ruin the stones in your jewelry.
• Painting your nails, or removing nail polish
• Cooking, baking, or doing dishes
• Gardening, painting, or throwing pottery.
Opals: Also known as the hydrophane ("water-loving") opal, these opals absorb water much like a sponge. If an opal is left underwater, its brilliance may change from opaque or semi-translucent to translucent or transparent. It is best to remove an opal ring or necklace when showering or bathing, or if you know you will be swimming for long periods of time. If your opal does change from translucent to transparent, it will revert back to its original state once dried, however this may take a few days. However please note that extended time spent in water can irreversibly can harm an opal, even if the damage is not immediately apparent. Opals can become dry if
stored improperly. They are best stored in a soft cotton cloth, or with a piece of cotton wool dabbed with a few drops of water. Opals are also vulnerable to cracking if exposed to rapid changes in temperature. To clean an Ethiopian opal, never use a steamer or ultrasonic, keep away from harsh cleaning agents, perfume, high temperatures or sudden temperature changes. Simply wipe with a clean soft cloth.