All jewelry needs special care, even the “indestructible” kinds! HKM Jewelry is meant to last for generations when proper steps are taken, but natural aging and wear can occur.
Jewelry should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off each day; avoiding contact with makeup, lotions and sprays will prolong its finish.
Keeping your polished silver in airtight plastic or in the grey or black anti-tarnish pouch it was packaged in, is the best way to prevent tarnish when not being worn.
Do not swim in chlorine or saltwater wearing your HKM Jewelry, and it is not recommended to clean or wash dishes with chemicals that can breakdown the metal or stones.
All Jewelry can be cleaned with warm water and mild soap and a toothbrush, a polishing cloth will restore shine and help with tarnish on your silver.
Use ketchup to remove tarnish from items with stones and pearls, as the vinegar is more gentle on them than tarnish removing chemicals. Just cover your piece with ketchup, scrub with a toothbrush or your hands, rinse, dry well and finish with a polishing cloth.