How to Care for Your Jewelry
With proper care, your Hina's Treasures jewelry will last for years. Our jewelry is made from 14k gold filled, sterling silver (.925) or fine silver (.999). The tips below will help keep your jewelry shiny and beautiful:
- Store/hang your jewelry away from other metals. Exposure to hooks or trays made with base metals will cause jewelry to oxidize.
- Although your jewelry won't tarnish in water, avoid exposing your jewelry to water. The minerals/chemicals in tap water, pools, saunas, beaches, etc. could cause jewelry to oxidize quickly. It is also a good idea to avoid spraying oils or perfume directly on jewelry. This includes ALL self-tanning products. Please be sure to clean and dry your jewelry and store it in a dry place away from moisture.
- Remove jewelry before working out or doing other vigorous activities. Remove before sleeping.
Some of our jewelry is soldered, which can expose the base metal core of 14k gold fill, or cause the small amount of copper in sterling silver material to come to the surface. This will cause a small dark spot/discoloration to appear at/near the point of soldering. It can easily be removed with a polishing cloth.
Some necklaces are made with dainty chains and require some extra care, specifically making sure that your jewelry is not pulled on while wearing. We do understand that mistakes happen, so if your jewelry breaks within 30 days of receiving it, we will repair it at no cost to you. All other jewelry repairs are available at a reasonable cost. Part of this service includes cleaning and polishing.
Stamped jewelry can be filled with enamel, which will eventually wear. We are always available to refill your enamel at no charge to you aside from the shipping cost.
Jewelry that is hand cut including - but not limited to - Inoa jewelry, cut moon phase jewelry, pua kenikeni jewelry and cutout Kuiki jewelry and cuff rings are hand cut from gold filled sheet metal. The edges of the jewelry are raw brass and can react with humidity causing tarnishing around the edges. This can be avoided by keeping your jewelry dry and cleaning it with a polishing cloth.