care instructions All natural metals will tarnish or change colour over time. With copper this is usually a desired effect but with silver and bronze it can be unwanted. GRASSROOTSDESIGNS suggests two cleaning methods:
1. Use a jewelry polishing cloth or pad to bring back a bright shine. This option works well on high polished or purposely oxidized jewelry pieces where only a part of the jewelry piece needs to be cleaned. This option does not work well on etched jewelry as it will add tarnish to the areas that have texture.
2. Soak the jewelry piece in household, white vinegar. Simply place the piece in a small bowl and cover with vinegar. Let sit for 10 minutes up to 2 hours. Rinse with clean water. This option can be used on all metals, even pieces with mixed metals. This option does not work well on pieces that have intentional oxidization or where part of the oxidization wants to be kept, as it will be removed.
If in doubt please contact us and we would be happy to advise you on the best cleaning method.
essential oil diffusion Place one to two drops of essential oils on the black lava bead. The lava rock is porous and will soak in the oils, lasting 4-8 hours depending on type, brand and number of drops used. Once the oil has diffused reload the stones with the same or different oil.
* Please test all essential oils prior to use in case of allergy. Keep out of the reach of children. Oils can be toxic if consumed and stones can pose a choking hazard. Essential oils can be considered a perfume.
return policy Repair is offered on any item that has defect within 6 months, with receipt. One time size alterations are accepted at no charge at the studio for local purchases only. All costs incurred during an alteration are the responsibility of the purchaser. Additional alterations are accepted at an hourly rate.
custom orders Custom orders can be placed based on current designs with exception to rings.
wholesale and consignment GRASSROOTS is currently accepting wholesale and consignment contracts. Please contact us to connect about product.
* Please note: All of the jewelry is ground and polished to be smooth; however, metal is hard and ridged and must be handled with care. Some items are small and can pose a choking hazard. Please wear with caution and keep out of the reach of children.
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