Jewelry Care

All jewelry needs a little TLC to keep it looking its best. Here are some things you can do to maintain your jewelry.


Avoiding Damage

The most important thing to remember when wearing my jewelry is that in most cases it contains wood. The wood is finished with a combination of natural oil and wax which will protect it from most everyday encounters, however the wood may be damaged if you submerge it in water or other liquids. It’s best not swim or bathe while wearing jewelry that contains wood; nor should you use liquid cleaning solutions to clean your wood jewelry.



For cleaning tarnish from the silver, a dry silver cleaning cloth or a Scotch-Brite pad should do the trick. To freshen up the wood parts you can apply a non-tinted furniture-grade paste wax following the manufacturer’s instructions. Don’t worry if you get the wax on the silver, it won’t hurt it.


If you wear your jewelry as much as I hope you will, eventually you may find it looking a little dull or scuffed. To keep the work looking its best, I offer a free reconditioning service on all of my jewelry. If you pay the postage to and from, I will freshen up your jewelry and send it back to you looking as good as new. (Or as close as I can get it!) Please email to make arrangements.



Should a piece get damaged, I can usually repair it for a modest fee. Often if I can’t repair it, I can replace it for less that the retail price of the item. Email me at with a description (and photos if possible) of the damaged item, and I will give you a repair quote and instructions on sending it to me.


If you need more information about something I forgot to cover here, please contact me at or at 828-785-4149 and I’ll do my best to answer any questions you may have.