To ensure lasting quality and to get the most wear out of your Kicheko, clean as often as needed using a soft, buffing cloth to keep plating in tact and prevent tarnishing. Apply light pressure on the metal components to maintain the integrity of the metal or non-metal material.
In the spirit of loving the skin you’re in, everyone has varying levels of pH, which may lend to some gold-plate or gold-fill pieces tarnishing, oxidizing or darkening at a faster rate than others depending on exposure. Please be mindful of this when wearing jewelry against bare skin or exposing pieces to conditions where heat/humidity is high and/or you might sweat.
Apply any cosmetics, perfumes, lotions, hairsprays prior to putting on jewelry to ensure that chemicals in these products do not damage or fade your Kicheko. Avoid exposure to water, especially salt and chlorine, as well as prolonged exposure to sunlight and sweat. We recommend removing your jewelry before showering, washing items, working out, manual labor, etc. Store your Kicheko in a cool, dark place and away from direct sunlight or heat.
For our brass pieces, there are a few methods you can employ to restore sheen to your piece.
- rub with a polishing cloth. we recommend Sunshine polishing cloths.
- apply homemade solution of 1:1 parts lemon juice and baking soda. rub in and wipe off with soft cloth
Live your life and with these care tips, enjoy your Kicheko!