So you're a proud new owner of MIMOSA jewelry? Or maybe there are a few pieces in your collection already. Either way, we want to make sure you and your MIMOSA live a long, happy life together! To make that even easier, we put together a DIY jewelry care and cleaning guide.
Here you'll find a few quick videos and tips about how to keep your MIMOSA jewelry like new!
Below are sterling silver, bronze and 14k gold dominos. Even though they're different metals, bronze and 14k gold have similar coloring and style.
If you're wearing your new bronze jewelry and notice your skin is turning a little green underneath, not to worry! Nothing's wrong and it isn't harmful — this can happen with bronze jewelry sometimes!
Bronze is mostly copper and can cause an oxidation reaction with your skin oils — similar to when copper pennies turn a greenish color! So if you have a reaction to copper, you can have a similar reaction to bronze.
It's very easy to rinse off your skin, and most of our customers are able to curb that reaction with a little clear enamel on the inside of their bronze jewelry and not wearing it when they know they’ll be perspiring. If the green becomes bothersome, some local jewelers offer gold plating. We do offer the option of sterling silver or solid 14k gold — gold can be a significant investment, but it is available!
Putting on a MIMOSA cuff or bracelet isn't tricky, but there is a good way to go about it that will keep your jewelry in perfect condition and reduce the risk of it ever breaking!
Repeated bending of almost any metal will result in an eventual break. Cuffs, bracelets and adjustable rings are meant to be adjusted only one time after purchase, so they can slip on and off comfortably. Opening and squeezing a cuff or bracelet shut each time it's worn will weaken the metal like you see with the Breathe Bracelet.
Here are a few quick and easy tips about caring for your MIMOSA jewelry!
- Remove your MIMOSA jewelry before doing any of the following: swimming, gardening, bathing or sleeping.
- Refrain from wearing your MIMOSA jewelry while cleaning, as certain chemicals can damage and tarnish the jewelry. Soap buildup can occur, and chlorine and bleach can discolor your piece as well.
- Keep your jewelry in your cloth MIMOSA dust bag to limit damage to your piece when you're not wearing it.
After time, bronze jewelry can begin to tarnish. Don't worry, making it like new again is simple! A little scrubbing with soap and warm water followed by a cleaning cloth and a little elbow grease gets the job done.
Here are a few quick and easy tips about cleaning your MIMOSA jewelry!
- Wash your jewelry regularly with soap and water and dry thoroughly after (this helps reduce oxidation, aka that greenish color)
- Steel wool will polish bronze quickly.
- Use a bronze polishing cream to restore a shiny finish to your bronze pieces.
- Simply use a gentle bronze polish to return your jewelry to its original bright, golden color at any time.
Still have a question about caring for or cleaning your jewelry? Message us!