Keepsake Care Instructions
Thank you for supporting Liquid Goldsmith. These keepsakes are designed uniquely for you, and I hope you'll cherish them always.
Your inclusion has been set using a high grade resin. All resin may eventually yellow over many years, however with some extra care you can prolong the life of your keepsake.
Caring for your jewelry:
- Remove your keepsake jewelry before bed, bathing/showering, and any water & physical activities.
- Do NOT submerge your jewelry in water for extended periods of time.
- Avoid exposing your keepsake jewelry to strong UV rays (remove your jewelry for those long days at the pool/beach, tanning beds, nail drying lights, etc).
- Do NOT expose your keepsake to harsh chemicals (chlorine & cleaning products), beauty products (perfumes, hairspray, oils), and hand sanitizer.
Improper care of your keepsake jewelry can cause the resin to soften and discolor.
Cleaning your jewelry:
- The metal portion of your jewelry can be cleaned using a polishing cloth (like the one included with your order) designated for the metal you've selected (sterling silver, gold-filled, etc).
- The keepsake jewel can be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth, and a mild soap if needed.
- Do NOT clean the keepsake jewel with polishing cloths or compounds (and ultrasonic cleaners are a no-no, too!).
Storing your jewelry:
- Your keepsake jewelry should be stored away from natural light and high heat sources.
- Store your keepsake jewelry in a lined jewelry box or tarnish-resistant pouch.
- Do NOT store in areas of high moisture or humidity (don't keep it in the bathroom!) - this will cause your jewelry to tarnish more quickly.
Caring for your trinket piece:
- Display your keepsake in a cool, dry area - avoid areas of high moisture (keep those ring holders out of the bathroom!)
- Avoid exposing your keepsake piece to strong UV rays (don't place it in or across from windows with direct sunlight)
- Your keepsake should be kept away from high heat sources (no fireplace mantels or near space heaters). If your piece has softened, bring it into a room temperature area until it has hardened again.
- Avoid dropping your keepsake piece - this can scratch or dent the surface, or worse, cause cracking!
Improper care of your keepsake can cause the resin to soften and discolor.
Cleaning your trinket piece:
- Most often your keepsake can be cleaned using a dry, soft cloth.
- If your keepsake becomes dirty (tiny fingerprints can do that), hand wash with mild soap and cool water. Avoid abrasive scrubbing. Dry with a soft cloth or paper towel.
- Avoid contact with corrosive substances (no isopropyl alcohol, acetone, or harsh cleaning chemicals) - this will not only ruin the integrity of the piece, but will cause your keepsake to become dull.
Storing your trinket piece:
- Wrap your keepsake in a soft cloth and store in a zipper plastic bag. Be sure to include a couple of silica gel packets (like the ones included in your order) to help keep the moisture away (replace every 8-12 months).
- Keep it in a cool dry area (no attics or garages).
Closing thoughts about your keepsake:
I am often asked "how delicate is my keepsake?". I used to say "Very - there's lots of care instructions!" - but through the years I've changed my answer.
Yes, your keepsake is a delicate piece, but also think about your "why" and "what"....WHY are you having this keepsake made? WHAT do you want to get out of it?
If you're looking to have your keepsake become an heirloom to be passed down through the years, then be sure to take all the proper precautions, follow the care instructions, and limit your wearing/displaying of the piece.
If this keepsake is something that you feel you want to keep with display/wear always, to keep your memories close to you, then understand that it's appearance will change over time with wear and tear, and that's ok! It's the sentimental factor that's important.