Care & Cleaning
Adel Chefridi Jewelry is handcrafted, well made, and will last a lifetime with the right care and cleaning. We suggest taking the following steps to keep your jewelry looking great.
Most Adel Chefridi designs have a satin finish and may not take to a polishing cloth as expected. If tarnish or buildup occurs the jewelry can be washed with a soft bristled tooth brush and a small amount of mild dish soap and warm water. Make sure the piece is thoroughly rinsed and dried completely with a soft cloth or soft paper towel. It is important that the piece is completely dry before being worn or stored, residual water will speed up tarnishing. Store your jewelry in a pouch or covered jewelry box located in a clean, dry place.
A polishing cloth can be used to clean the chains, but should not be used on pendants, rings, earrings, or bracelets. To clean the chain fold the polishing cloth over the chain and gently run the chain through while holding the cloth. Be very gentle and apply little pressure when doing so to prevent breaking the chain.
Moisture, lotion, perfume and perspiration can all lead to tarnishing and buildup on jewelry. Remove your jewelry before showering, swimming, using strong chemicals, applying lotions, makeup, or any other activities where the jewelry may be at risk of being damaged.
Pieces containing more delicate gems such as pearls, emeralds, tanzanites, labradorites and moonstones, should not be put in an ultrasonic or come in contact with any chemical cleaners. Diamonds, rubies, and sapphires are harder, more resilient stones and can be cleaned in an ultrasonic. We discourage the use of chemical cleaners on any jewelry.
Do not use silver dip, polish, or chemical cleaning solutions on any Adel Chefridi silver jewelry. This will remove any antiquing or patterning that is intentionally incorporated into the design.