Vintage and antique components and/or findings are an integral part of KOLTON.J jewelry and our eco-vintage aesthetic. As such, some pieces may incorporate vintage patinas. For materials, such as chain, that are brass-based, some oxidation should be expected although the rate at which a piece oxidizes is directly related to the PH balance of wearer’s skin. For aesthetic reasons, we may decide to leave the vintage patina as is. Please note that reworked vintage jewelry may have minor imperfections. If you have any questions at all about a particular piece, please do not hesitate to ask us. Due to the handcrafted nature of our pieces, which incorporate delicate wirework and vintage materials, it is important to maintain delicate care of the jewelry.
HELPFUL TIPS FOR GENERAL JEWELRY CARE
To insure the best care for your jewelry, please follow these helpful suggestions:
- Treat your jewelry gently. Although every care has been taken to ensure the strongest materials are used, it is important to treat your jewelry with care. Do not drop your jewelry on hard surfaces.
- Avoid exposing your jewelry in water. Do not wear your jewelry when showering, bathing, or exercising.
- Do not store your jewelry in areas of extreme heat or humidity. Store in a cool, dry location and use only a soft, dry cloth to clean your jewelry.
- Avoid spraying perfume directly on jewelry. Perfume contains strong chemicals which may cause a reaction with the plating, causing it to tarnish and possibly break as a result of misusage.