Lauren Markley Contemporary Jewelry

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I clean my jewelry?

Sterling silver pieces with matte or brushed finishes can be cleaned with a bit of soap and water, using a non-abrasive toothbrush.  Silver dip, such as Hagerty, can be used as well.  Oxidized pieces can also be cleaned with soap and water as well. 

I strongly recommend that when not being worn, matte and brushed pieces be kept in a ziplock bag with an anti-tarnish strip (provided with purchase).  Be sure to put your jewelry on last, after any make-up, hairspray, or lotion.

Do I need to polish my silver jewelry?

No. A polishing cloth will alter the matte and brushed finishes.  Please see the above cleaning recommendations.  Polishing will also remove the patina from oxidized pieces.

My oxidized jewelry is getting shiny on the edges!

Oxidized jewelry will eventually buff on where it is handled the most, such as the edges, and as such, I offer a once-yearly free re-oxidization service.  To help the patina last longer, I recommend ONLY handling pieces by the edges (this prevents fingerprints, too), keeping the jewelry dry, and avoiding touching or rubbing the surface. Please contact me about reoxidizing your piece if it gets too shiny.

My ring is too big, and my necklace is too short!

Please measure carefully before making your purchase! If you do happen to order the wrong size, I will happily exchange the unworn piece for the right one.  You will be responsible for shipping, however.  A fee, to be determined on a case-by-case basis, will apply for jewelry that needs to be resized or altered after wearing.