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Touchstone Mala Jewelry Care

Touchstone Mala Jewelry Care

Mala necklaces and bracelets
Touchstone Mala bracelets and necklaces are made with natural and semi-precious stones; therefore, there will be some variability in sizes, shapes and colors. I take great care in the design and assure you that each piece will be beautiful. Beaded work is delicate so care should be taken with each and every piece:

  1. Storing in a pouch or wrapped in a soft cloth which will greatly extend the life of each piece;
  2. Avoid leaving out in direct sunlight;
  3. Remove jewellery before showering, bathing or swimming; and
  4. Avoid spraying with any beauty products or perfumes.

Sterling Silver
Many Touchstone Mala bracelets are designed using sterling silver. Tarnishing (or oxidation) occurs when this precious metal is exposed to air and moisture and while tarnishing is completely normal, there are steps you can take to slow down the process:

  1. Avoid storing your jewelry in humid environments such as the bathroom;
  2. Store in an air-tight bag or jewelry box;
  3. You can polish sterling silver with a soft cloth. If polishing doesn’t remove all of the tarnishing then the piece can be washed with warm water and mild dish soap. Make sure to dry the piece thoroughly before placing back in storage.
  4. Liquid cleaners can be purchased to remove any tarnishing. Be sure to rinse your jewelry thoroughly of all chemicals to minimize contact with the skin;
  5. Lastly, wear your jewelry! The natural oils in your skin greatly impede the oxidation process.