Sonleiter uses high-quality sterling silver which is high in tarnish resistance and nickel free. It will retain its beauty and character for many generations to come. Clean with a silver polishing cloth when needed. To remove any build up of oils, lotions, etc., use shampoo and a soft toothbrush with water on any pieces that do not include leather cord. Rinse well with water and dry right away with a soft absorbent towel.
Sonleiter's Gold Sterling is a Gold Vermeil which has a thick 3.0 micron plating of real 18K Gold over Sterling Silver. Avoid exposing to cleaners, hot water, salt water, chlorine and harsh chemicals. Always apply perfume before wearing your pieces. To clean your Vermeil pieces, use a small of shampoo on a soft wet cloth and rub gently. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a soft absorbent cloth. Over time, the gold layer is likely to tarnish slightly. This is a common and natural property that adds a unique sense of character to the piece.
The leather cord used to craft Sonleiter jewelry is a natural leather. Slight imperfections and color variations may appear, enhancing the beauty and uniqueness of the piece. The leather will also become distressed over time with wear giving it a nice aged patina. Clean gently with a damp white cloth when needed. Wear often and enjoy as the leather can be replaced if it ever gets to that point by simply contacting us.