After a quarter-century of manufacturing and caring for jewelry, we have some pretty solid care suggestions for “best practice” in caring for your Bloodline Design jewelry. We are proud to manufacture our jewelry without any chemical or environmental harmful processes.
For regular, at-home maintenance of your Bloodline jewelry, your best bet is to use a Bloodline Design polishing cloth. A cloth is supplied at the time of purchase of marquis Bloodline items. You may also purchase a polishing cloth HERE. The Bloodline polishing cloth should only be used dry on dry jewelry. Simply rub and polish off the tarnish to restore shine. Cloth will become dark as it collects tarnish. The cloth can be used multiple times and should never be washed.
Using a mild bath of LIQUID dish detergent and a soft cloth is another good method of cleaning your jewelry. Gently rub your jewelry in the mild, soapy bath with a soft cloth. It is acceptable to use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently scrub away built-up oils and skin products in hard to reach places. Rinse in warm water and pat dry. Do not store wet.
You can expect natural aging and tarnishing of your Bloodline Design Jewelry. The natural aging is a look we love. It is the way it is supposed to be. To prevent excessive tarnishing, it is important to care for and store your jewelry appropriately. Exposure to many natural elements can tarnish your silver jewelry. Prime examples are hot tubs, chlorinated swimming pools, some ocean environments, and some skin products and personal fragrances.
The blackening on your Bloodline jewelry is the result of an oxidation process using naturally occurring sulphur that may fade in some liquid cleaners. It is best to never use a liquid jewelry cleaner on your Bloodline Design Jewelry.
STERLING SILVER JEWELRY CARE
Professional cleaning of your Bloodline Design jewelry is recommended. Find a reputable local jeweller who has experience in cleaning jewelry. We recommend taking a picture of your item before leaving it with the jeweller. You may also ship your items to the Bloodline Studios in Vancouver, Canada, and we would be glad to clean your items for you. You will be responsible for shipping costs, and there will be a nominal charge for the cleaning service.
Earrings - 15.00
Rings - 20.00
Rings with stones - 25.00
Cufflinks - 25.00
Bracelets - 25.00
Bracelets with stones - 30.00
Fine necklaces - 15.00
Large necklaces - 25.00
Wallet chains - 25.00
Please email our customer service department at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a Return Authorization number for your items to be cleaned. Please ensure the RA# is written clearly on the outside of your package, or the package will be refused. Please allow 2 weeks for us to perform the cleaning.
The Gems found in your Bloodline Design Jewelry are natural and exhibit unique individual characteristics and hues of colour. Some Gemstones are softer than others, but it is important to be aware that all gemstones can wear, chip, and roughen in texture over time, particularly if not cared for. Dropping your Gemstone jewelry and rough treatment is obviously bad, as is storing them in packages with other jewelry where the items can bang together and cause undue wear. It is best to store your Gemstone jewelry in its individual bag- especially while traveling.
Cleaning of your Gemstones is best done using a warm, mild bath of LIQUID dish detergent and a soft cloth. Gently rub your jewelry in the mild, soapy bath with the soft cloth. It is acceptable to use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently scrub away the build-up of oils and skin products in hard to reach places. Rinse in warm water and pat dry. Do not store wet.
STORING YOUR BLOODLINE DESIGN JEWELRY
When not wearing your Bloodline Design Jewelry, it is always best to store it in a closed container away from humidity, direct airflow, and direct sunlight. Definitely DO NOT store your jewelry in the bathroom, on the kitchen window sill, or on your dresser close to skin products. Many skin products contain sulphur and other agents that will tarnish your jewelry. It is best to apply your skin products first and then layer on your Bloodline Design Jewels.