Jewelry Care Tips from Catherine Weitzman

January 26 2015
Buying jewelry is an investment, and designer Catherine Weitzman wants you to keep each piece looking like new. Her suggestions are easy to follow.

Care for Sterling Silver

Silver will naturally tarnish when exposed to the air. So store it in an airtight container. She recommends Ziploc bags. To maintain the matte finish, you can use a toothbrush with any white toothpaste, or even bon-ami household cleaner. 

18K Vermeil Gold

Our gold vermeil jewelry is a heavy 18k gold plating over sterling silver. “The quality of our plating is excellent,” she says. “To ensure that it lasts a long time, please store your jewelry in an airtight container when not being worn. In addition, plated jewelry should not be worn in swimming pools, while bathing, or while putting on perfumes or hairspray. If you would like to clean your plated jewelry, please do not use harsh chemicals—that includes jewelry cleaners. Gently rub using mild soap and water for best results.”