Caring for Wooden Jewelry

Q: How do I care for my wooden jewelry?

A: Caring for your wooden jewelry is essential to maintain its beauty and longevity. Here are some tips:

  • Avoid exposing your wooden jewelry to excessive moisture or water.
  • Remove your wooden jewelry before swimming, showering, or participating in any water-related activities.
  • Keep your wooden jewelry away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
  • Store your wooden jewelry in a cool, dry place when not in use.
  • All of our wooden jewelry is finished with a mix of Linseed Oil and Beeswax. To bring a shine back to any piece, apply a small amount of beeswax and work into the surface to moisturize and protect the wood.

Q: How should I clean my wooden jewelry?

A: Cleaning your wooden jewelry is simple and easy. Follow these steps:

  • Gently wipe the surface of your wooden jewelry with a soft, dry cloth to remove any dust or dirt.
  • If necessary, dampen the cloth slightly with water or a mild soap solution.
  • Wipe the wooden jewelry again, ensuring that it is completely dry before storing or wearing.

Q: Can I use water to clean my wooden jewelry?

A: While it is generally recommended to avoid excessive moisture, you can use a damp cloth or a mild soap solution to clean your wooden jewelry. However, make sure to dry it thoroughly afterward to prevent any potential damage.

Q: How often should I clean my wooden jewelry?

A: It is a good practice to clean your wooden jewelry regularly to keep it looking its best. Depending on how often you wear it and the level of dirt or residue, cleaning once every few weeks or as needed should be sufficient.

Q: Can I wear my wooden jewelry in the shower or while swimming?

A: Wearing your wooden jewelry in the shower or while swimming is generally not recommended. Excessive exposure to water can cause the wood to warp, crack, or lose its natural luster. Removing your wooden jewelry before engaging in any prolonged water-related activities is best.

Q: How can I restore the shine of my wooden jewelry?

A: If your wooden jewelry has lost its shine over time, A DIY restoration is possible, if you feel up to it! You can restore it by following these steps:

  • Gently sand the surface of the wood using fine-grit sandpaper (220 grit or above for light scratches. Deeper scratches or chips may require more aggressive sanding, and we recommend reaching out to us if that's the case.)
  • Wipe away any dust or debris with a soft cloth.
  • Apply a small amount of natural oil, such as linseed, to the wood and rub it in using a clean cloth. DO NOT use food oils such as olive oil, as it will spoil over time.
  • Allow the oil to penetrate the wood for a few minutes, then wipe off any excess.
  • Finish with a small amount of beeswax on a soft cloth - work the wax into the wood and buff to a shine.

Q: Can I use jewelry cleaners or chemicals on my wooden jewelry?

A: It is best to avoid using jewelry cleaners or harsh chemicals on your wooden jewelry. These substances can strip the natural oils and finishes, causing damage to the wood. Stick to gentle cleaning methods using mild soap solutions or natural oils.

Q: What should I do if my wooden jewelry gets damaged?

A: If your wooden jewelry gets damaged, reach out to us.

Q: Can I wear my wooden jewelry while exercising or playing sports?

A: It is generally recommended to remove your wooden jewelry while exercising or playing sports. The sweat and movement can cause the wood to become damp, which may lead to warping or damage. It is best to store your wooden jewelry safely during physical activities.

Q: How can I prevent my wooden jewelry from tarnishing?

A: Wooden jewelry does not tarnish like metal jewelry. However, to keep it looking its best, follow these tips:

  • Avoid exposing your wooden jewelry to harsh chemicals or abrasive materials.
  • Store your wooden jewelry separately from other jewelry to prevent scratching or damage.
  • Regularly clean and moisturize your wooden jewelry to maintain its natural beauty.

By following these care and cleaning tips, you can ensure that your wooden jewelry remains beautiful and lasts for years to come. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.