The majority of Revelry Designs’ jewelry is sterling silver and 14k gold-plated sterling silver.  Each necklace, bracelet, and pair of earrings on our site includes in the description what the piece is made of.  Though we pride ourselves on working with and selling precious metals for most of our jewelry, there is some care involved in maintaining their luster.  Even the most expensive jewelry will tarnish if not properly cared for.

Fortunately, tarnishing is not the end of the world and jewelry can be shined back up, but as a general matter, it is favorable to keep your finer necklaces, earrings, and bracelets enclosed in pouches.  For this reason, Revelry Designs does package our jewelry in cloth jewelry pouches meant to be used to store your jewelry.  In addition, we include a jewelry cloth in your pouch that you can have at your fingertips each time you want to wear your jewelry to give it that perfect shine.

We are proud of our designs, and we hope that you are as well.  Part of that is keeping them looking as beautiful as the day they arrived.  We have specifically included a few items that help with that.  We hope they help you enjoy your pieces of jewelry for years to come!

Below are a few additional tips for caring for your jewelry.

Cleaning Tips:

  1. To maintain the original condition of your silver jewelry, polish your pieces regularly using a non-abrasive cleaning cloth.
  2. Remember do not dry silver off with paper towels or tissues, always use a soft cloth.
  3. When you are not wearing your silver jewelry, store them in a cool, dry place. Zip-lock bag and individual cloth pouches are ideal for this and will help prevent both tarnishing and scratching by other pieces.
  4. Never immerse your silver jewelry in chlorine, salt water, mineral springs, and suntan lotion. Remember, some household cleaners contain chlorine bleach; these will cause discoloration and also loosen the gemstones.
  5. Avoid abrasive cleaners, detergents and commercial jewelry cleaners “dips” especially if the pieces have an oxidized finish. Using harsh polishing cleaners will alter the antique look of your jewelry.