Lobster Charms are handcrafted from the finest quality 960 Premium Silver and then treated to enhance the shine and prevent tarnishing. To ensure your collection stays in pristine condition for as long as possible, follow these important care instructions.
Avoid beauty products
Even the finest quality 960 Premium Silver will tarnish when exposed to harsh chemicals such as chlorine, cosmetics, hair spray and perfume. Do your best to avoid contact with your precious Lobster Charms collection.
Use the right cleaning products
You wouldn’t use a wire brush to scrub a designer garment. Avoid using abrasive detergents on Lobster Charms jewelry. Choose a phosphate-free detergent designed for cleaning silver. Remember, toothpaste is for teeth, not jewelry. The good news is if you wear your Lobster Charms often, your natural skin oils should prevent tarnishing. However, depending on your diet, you may find that your body oils actually accelerate tarnishing. Use the next tip if you experience this.
Quick prevention fix
To prevent tarnishing, wash your Lobster Charms once a month with mild dish soap and warm water. Make sure you rinse off all soap and dry well with the soft cloth.
Store your collection separately so pieces don’t rub and scratch each other. Put each piece in the velvet pouch and box provided to keep it dry and scratch free. Make sure your jewelry is not stored with wood which contains acids that can damage the silver finish. Never wrap your jewelry in newspaper or aluminium foil.
Get a dedicated jewelry soft cloth
Use a soft cloth to buff your Lobster Charms jewelry and restore their beauty. Residue from other cleaning agents can damage your piece.
Allow to age. Or not
Over time, mild tarnishing may produce a unique (and beautiful) patina. You might love this natural lustre as it adds to the character of the piece. If not, a gentle polish will restore your piece to its original shiny finish.