How Do I Care for my Lizzy Wrap Bracelet?

What Metals do you use?

Which type of Metal is best for me?

 

The metals in the Lizzy Metal Wrap bracelets are made out of silverplate with 99.5% sterling silver, brass plate, 24kt gold plate, sterling silver and stainless steel. All metals are lead and nickel free.

We do incorporate some mixed metal and pewter beads in some of our styles. Why? Because we (and you) love the look of these handmade beads that accompany our silverplate beads.

 

Just like your favorite pair of leather boots, you would never take them in the shower or get them wet. Think of it this way with your favorite Lizzy James leather wrap bracelet too.

 

Traveling?

Use a soft fabric pouch if you don’t have enough room for a jewelry box with a hard exterior.

Jewelry should be stored in a dry place away from humidity, moisture and extreme temperatures.  So if you have jewelry sitting next to your bathroom sink, consider moving it to another room.

 

 

Silverplate

CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

Please do not wear your bracelets in water.  Please remove your Lizzy James jewelry before bathing, swimming, hot yoga class, exercise etc.  And as much as you may love them, please don’t shower with them!  Avoid contact with perfumes, lotions or hair products.

Do not polish silverplate, and do not use any jewelry cleaner, as this will accelerate the wearing away of the anti-tarnish coating and the plating.

As for the metal, the silverplate crescents will not tarnish or turn black, but they will patina over time.

The most popular finish is our silver plate.  Why?  It is both a fashion statement and is affordable.  The silver plate and gold plate will patina with age, which is a normal reaction with skin and air.  Mixed metal beads - depending on how much you wear your wrap - may also patina or attain an earthy copper tone over time, creating a beautiful hue.

We appreciate the crescents' patina because it gives the bracelet a natural relaxed organic look.  If you prefer the look of your piece to continually shine then we recommend our sterling silver collection, which can be polished to near perfection. 

 

24k Goldplate

 Two Autumn Wraps stacked together.

Two Autumn Wraps stacked together.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Please do not wear your bracelets in water.  Please remove your Lizzy James jewelry before bathing, swimming, hot yoga class, exercise etc.  And as much as you may love them, please don’t shower with them!  Avoid contact with perfumes, lotions or hair products.

Do not polish goldplate, and do not use any jewelry cleaner, as this will accelerate the wearing away of the anti-tarnish coating and the plating.

24kt goldplated crescents and beads will oxidize when exposed to oxygen, perfume, lotions and the like.  It will give your jewelry a 'lived in' look.

Important Tip: Goldplate wears differently on all people. Based on your body chemistry and amount of wear, your wrap may last months or years. To keep your goldplate Lizzy James wrap looking it’s best, we recommend you wear it on special occasions and allow it to have periods of rest.  Daily wear may reduce its lifespan.

 

Sterling Silver

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Please do not wear your bracelets in water.  Please remove your Lizzy James jewelry before bathing, swimming, hot yoga class, exercise etc.  And as much as you may love them, please don’t shower with them!  Avoid contact with perfumes, lotions or hair products.

Sterling silver tarnishes - especially when exposed to salt air or products containing sulfur.  Use a silver cloth to polish. When you are not wearing it, put it in a pouch.

 

Stainless Steel

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Please do not wear your bracelets in water.  Please remove your Lizzy James jewelry before bathing, swimming, hot yoga class, exercise etc.  And as much as you may love them, please don’t shower with them!  Avoid contact with perfumes, lotions or hair products.

If you lean toward this shiny look, but don't want to be bothered with polishing, then we recommend our stainless steel pieces, which do not tarnish and retains its shine for long periods of time.

In our Stainless Steel collection, the crescents on the wrap are thicker, and are created on a thicker leather cord.  Stainless steel is a muted silver grey tone – different than the silver plate or sterling silver which is shiny.  This look gives you a cool ‘rock and roll’ vibe.

The Stainless Steel collection is unisex and comes with either a large secure stainless steel clasp, or a silverplate clasp, your choice.

 

 

Lizzy James is not responsible for the maintenance of your jewelry.