How To Take Care Of Your Hand-Stamped Bracelet
We love wearing these bracelets and we love wearing them every day. That being said, they will tarnish over time, the speed at which they do depends on the use and care. We’ve gone out of our way to find a way to slow down the oxidation process to keep your bracelet shining new. We do this by double coating each bracelet with a specialized wax, they use this wax to protect artifacts in museums! We recommend removing your bracelet during prolonged water exposure ie. taking a shower or going for a swim.
We suggest cleaning your pieces as soon as you see signs of tarnish. A jewelry polishing cloth works wonders. Or if you’re looking for a simple household solution, ketchup with a soft cloth will do – it may sound bizarre but works.
If notice your skin turning green your copper bracelet is tightly wrapped. This is normal and causes no harm. Cleaning your jewelry as mentioned above will help with this issue.
Copper bracelets not only look beautiful, but they have been used for its medicinal benefits since ancient Egypt times. Scientific data backing up the claims of healing are lacking but for those who support the use of copper bracelets, they see benefits such as reduced joint inflammation and pain relief.
One of the reasons brass is so widely used is because of its unmistakable color and sheen. It has a beautiful resemblance to gold but without the price tag.
About Argentium Silver
Argentium is a new generation of silver alloys that has a higher purity rating than your standard Sterling Silver - Sterling Silver is .925 while Argentium is .935! It was developed specifically to combat the tarnish that occurs as silver oxidizes when it comes into contact with air – and we love that. Say goodbye to your tarnishing silver and hello Argentium!
Aluminum is a lightweight metal that will not tarnish or rust. It is a good hypoallergenic choice, unless you have a fairly rare type of metal allergy (however you should always consult with your doctor if you have a metal allergy before trying new metals). It does not contain Nickel and has a close resemblance to silver!
About Stainless Steel
As well as being strong and resilient, stainless steel has an attractive muted grey color that is finished in shiny or matte. With its resistance to rust, oxidation and discoloration, this corrosion-resistant alloy is ideal for long-lasting jewelry designs. It's also unplated and will not fade or chip over time - it will endure your daily wear. This metal is the best suggestion for anyone living in high-humidity location (think Toronto summers), as the metal will keep from rusting much longer than other metals.
No energy, no stimulation, no spiritual healing powers... just beautiful bead bracelets. We believe in the power of words and the power of choice, not in anything a rock can do. We choose only the best materials to use in our bracelets, please enjoy learning more about them below.
We use Pink Zebra Jasper in our bracelets, it is a gemstone bead. Fun fact: in the ancient world, Jasper was a favourite gem. You will see it referenced in Ancient Hebrew, Assyrian, Greek and Latin.
Howlite gets its name from the man that discovered it, Henry How, in 1868. It is a proud Canadian moment as this mineral was discovered in Iona, Nova Scotia. It is a beautiful gemstone often used for small carvings or for jewelry.
About Lava Stone
Lava stone is formed from magma erupted from a volcano and as it cools it becomes a light porous rock. Did you know that volcanic rocks cover about 8% of the earth's current land surface.
This golden hematite is man-made and an option for those who are on a budget. Hematite's natural colours are black to silver-gray, brown to reddish-brown, or red colors.
This bead has a thin layer of real gold bonded onto hematite stone. It is identical to a gold-filled bead bracelet. Plated jewelry is meant to be permanent, however over time (especially daily wear) it can lose it's luster. We suggest you avoid all moisture (lotions, sprays, showering, pools) to maintain its original brightness.
As the name suggest, this is a 14k solid gold bead bracelet - no plating, no imitations. The easiest way to be able to distinguish gold-plated jewelry and solid gold jewelry is the price.