Care Instructions

I want your new jewelry to last a lifetime. Please consider these care instructions when wearing and taking care of your Lebid Designs Jewelry.

Basic care:

Jewelry should be treated with love and care. It should be treasured and enjoyed every time you put it on. There are, however, some important things to keep in mind so your jewelry will last for generations. The following are basic guidelines for keeping you and your jewelry happy: 

Always remember: Jewelry should be the last to go on, and first to take off. Take care to put jewelry on only after makeup and hair spray is applied. These acids can break down the strength of stones, pearls, and silk.

  • Wire:  Any items strung on wire need to be laid flat to avoid crimping or bending of the wire.
  • Silk:  Any items strung on silk need to be kept dry – do not get wet – and store in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Do not wear during sporting activities!
  • Gold Filled: Store in cloth bags for protection. Gold Filled pieces are 14k gold that has been bonded to metal to create a stronger, more durable material than solid 14k gold. Do not confuse with gold-plated, which is a thin layer sprayed on and does scratch off.

Caring for Gold jewelry:

Gold jewelry of any karat can be cleaned lightly using a soft cloth. For a more thorough cleaning, soak your gold jewelry in a glass of warm water with a drop or two of non-detergent soap (Ivory, Dr. Bronner’s, etc) to help remove any oils and loosen buildup. Remove after a few minutes and pat dry with a soft cloth. To clean further, use a very soft, worn toothbrush to carefully remove any dirt particles or debris from more intricate components and settings.

Caring for Sterling Silver Jewelry

Follow the directions for cleaning gold jewelry above. 

For silver jewelry with a high-polish surface, you can use a special silver cleaning cloth to restore the shine. 

For silver jewelry with a matte finish, make a watery paste of baking soda and water and rub gently to restore surface. 

Caring for pearls:

Pearls are beautiful, organic gems and need very special care and treatment to maintain their natural beauty and luster.  

Please follow these basic instructions: 

Your pearls should be the last piece of jewelry you put on and the first thing you take off. 

Wipe them with a clean, soft cloth or chamois. 

Never clean with commercial jewelry cleanser or put in an ultra-sonic cleaner. 

Do not steam clean. 

Pearls can be washed in water with a mild, non-detergent soap (Ivory, Dr. Bronner’s) and cleaned with a soft cloth. Lay them on a clean towel to dry. 

Do not wear strand while it is wet as the silk or string can stretch. Likewise, do not hang them to dry. (If they are strung on silk)