To help your jewelry last a long time while looking its best, take it off before you go to bed, and especially when swimming or bathing. This will prevent scratching, wear and tear on delicate chains and gold fill items, and oil and dirt build-up.
Sterling silver will eventually tarnish with normal wear. Gold fill may also tarnish, but at a much slower rate. To clean, gently wipe with a jewelry polishing cloth, or clean with a soft toothbrush and gentle soap and water. Any jewelry with an oxidized (black) or stone element should not go into chemical jewelry cleaning solution or ultrasonic cleaner.
Bronze jewelry will develop a rich gold patina over time. If this is not to your taste, you may restore shine with Worchestershire sauce! Dip the piece into the sauce for a minute, then thoroughly rinse in water. The acidity of the sauce will help remove tarnish. You can also maintain the finish of your bronze jewelry by washing it frequently with soap and water, which removes the body oils that facilitate oxidation.
Gemstones and pearls will slowly accumulate body oils and become dirty. Use a non-abrasive soap and water to wash them gently with your fingers. Do not use a polishing cloth on the surface of stones or pearls.
All Minoux jewelry is made to order in Oregon. The pieces you choose will be made just for you, and we want you to feel great about your purchase! You may return any unworn items in original condition for exchange or return within 10 days of delivery.
To initiate a return, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you'd like an exchange or refund. Please note that shipping costs are not refundable.
Please mail back the jewelry in its original gift box, and use a protective padded mailer or small box for shipping.
Minoux Jewelry is not responsible for returned jewelry that is damaged or lost in transit; we recommend adding a tracking number and/or insurance to your return package. Return shipping costs are not refundable.
We'll send you an email once your return has been processed, normally within two business days after we receive it.