Cremation Jewelry Care Instructions

Our collection of beautiful Keepsake pendants and jewelry items are made from high quality metals, such as sterling silver, gold, gold plating, rhodium plating, and stainless steel.

With a little care, you can make sure your remembrance jewelry remains flawless for years to come.

Sterling Silver

  • Use a silver polishing cloth or lint-free cloth to wipe away any build-up on your sterling silver.
  • Using the right cloth prevents snags on dirt or debris, and stops you from scratching the surface of your jewelry during cleaning.
  • Silver cleaners and chemicals should be totally avoided, as they can damage the surface of the jewelry.
  • Store your remembrance in a closed container or jewelry box. Do not over-expose to air, as this can oxidize the surface and cause tarnishing.

Gold Plated

  • Use a damp lint-free cloth to clean your gold jewelry.
  • A gentle rubbing motion will remove any build-up, and restore shine.
  • Store your jewelry in a soft material, such as a velvet-lined jewelry case or velvet jewelry bag, to avoid scratching the plating.
  • If plating eventually shows signs of wear, most jewelers can replace the gold layer for a relatively small fee.

Rhodium Plated

  • Use a soft cloth and mild dishwashing detergent to clean rhodium plated jewelry.
  • Rinse thoroughly and dry immediately, to ensure no mineral build-up or water spotting occurs.
  • Avoid using polishing cloths for gold or silver jewelry, silver cleaners, toothpaste, ammonia-based cleaners, and other chemicals. They can remove rhodium plating, and compromise the integrity of your jewelry.

Stainless Steel

  • Stainless steel is very durable, and is designed to withstand daily wear. However, it can still tarnish over time if not properly cared for.
  • To treat, wipe down with a damp cloth and mild dish detergent.
  • Follow the grain of the steel to avoid scratching.
  • Rinse and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
  • Use a polishing cloth to remove any excess debris, and enhance overall shine.

Solid Gold

  • Does not tarnish, but will dull and diminish in luster when dirty.
  • Use a soft cloth with mild dish detergent and water to remove any build-up, without damaging your gold.
  • A soft brush or toothbrush can be used to remove build-up in hard to reach places.
  • Rinse thoroughly, and dry with a lint-free cloth.
  • A gold polishing cloth can be used to add shine and luster.

With a little love and care, you keepsake jewelry will always remain in great condition. If you have any questions about the care of your jewelry, then please contact us. We are always here to help.