Care

Your handcrafted silver jewelry will look it's best for years to come if you avoid exposing it to hairspray, perfume, lotion, oils, greasy fingers, etc. – follow the old saying – “last on, first off”.  Avoid wearing it when exercising, swimming, bathing.  When you are not wearing it, store it in a jewelry box or small ziplock bag.

 

For general cleaning to remove surface dirt and oil, soak your piece in soapy warm water for about 20 minutes then gently scrub using a soft toothbrush, rinse, and dry thoroughly.

 

For badly tarnished shiny oxidized surfaces, very gently rub your piece in the palms of your hands with a gritty slightly soupy mix of baking soda, water and dishwashing liquid (I like Dawn) and dry thoroughly.  Follow with a polishing cloth.

 

For badly tarnished brushed oxidiized surfaces only - wipe first with a small square of either very fine 0000 steel wool or a clean small piece of 3M scotchbrite scouring pad - very gently! - followed by the baking soda, water and dishwashing liquid mix. Do not use a polishing cloth.

 

To care for high polished surfaces that do not include oxidized patina finishing, use a paste silver polish (I like Weiman or Hagerty) and dry thoroughly.  If very darkly tarnished, wipe first with a tarnish remover such as Tarnex, followed by paste silver polish.  You may also use a jewelry polishing cloth.

 

Enjoy your new piece of art and treat it with care!

 

Shipping

If in stock, your order will be shipped immediately after payment confirmation, however, most pieces are made to order and will ship within 10 business days. Orders are shipped via USPS, insured, to destinations within the United States and there is an $8.00 flat fee added to each purchase. For international shipping, alternate shipping requirements, or for rush orders, please contact me at kim@kimthompsonjewelry.com for further information.

Packaging

Your jewelry will be packaged in a silver mesh gift bag followed by a silver gift box - business card and care card included.

Returns & Exchanges

Returns are accepted up to 14 days after purchase, provided the jewelry is in new, unworn condition suitable for resale.  You may also exchange your jewelry purchase. Exchanges are accepted for an item of equal or greater value, provided the exchanged item is in new, unworn condition suitable for resale.

Questions & Inquiries

If you have other questions or are interested in wholesale, please feel free to contact me directly.