Kalevala Jewelry bronze products are manufactured either clear or colored. Bronze is an alloy that consists of copper, tin and zinc, and it typically oxidizes faster than precious metals. The new bronze jewelry all have a protective lacquer coating, which prevents the dark tone, typical to bronze, from discoloring skin and delicate light-colored fabrics. This lacquer coating is eroded by various chemicals and it also slowly wears off in use. We recommend you take off your bronze jewelry for the time you do sports, take a sauna or swim in chlorinated or salt water. Areas where the protective lacquering has wornoff may be buffed with a Kalevala Jewelry polishing cloth. After cleaning your piece of jewelry with a polishing cloth, you should wash the piece in mild soap water so the detergent from the cloth will not stain any of the clothing you wear. If necessary, the protective lacquering can be restored at Kalevala Jewelry Service for a fee.
Kalevala Jewelry silver products are manufactured in sterling silver either clear or colored. The oxidization typical to silver may be cleaned off with a Kalevala Jewelry polishing cloth. After cleaning your piece of jewelry with a polishing cloth, you should wash the piece in mild soap water so the detergent from the cloth will not stain any of the clothing you wear. The Kalevala Jewelry polishing cloth is not suitable for cleaning any stones set in silver, and we do not recommend silver polish liquids for any of our silver jewelry. Oxidized silver jewelry can be cleaned at Kalevala Jewelry Service for a fee.
Kalevala Jewelry gold products are made of 18 or 14 carat gold. Kalevala Jewelry gold products can be cleaned with special cleaning agents for gold, available in jewelry shops. We recommend regular care for gold jewelry in which the jewelry is cleaned and polished at Kalevala Jewelry Service for a fee, and the setting of the stones is checked.
JEWELRY WITH PEARLS
The best piece of advice for those who wear pearls is this: put your pearls on last and take them off first. It is a good idea to wipe your pearls with a clean, soft cloth after each time you wear them. For jewelry with pearls we recommend regular care, for a fee, in which the jewelry is cleaned at Kalevala Jewelry service and the stringing of the pearls is checked.
We recommend washing with water, after each use, for all pieces of Kalevala Jewelry. We also recommend that jewelry items be stored in their original packaging.
Kalevala Jewelry products comply with the EU nickel directive. Kalevala Jewelry is manufactured in Finland.