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Thank you for purchasing Bellaforma Jewelry! With simple maintenance and proper care you should enjoy your handcrafted jewelry for years.
Our collections tend to blend different metals to create the unique designs we love. Please read the product description carefully so you will know what you are purchasing and the best way to care for it.
We predominately use stainless steel metals 304 or 316L for its non-tarnishing, non-discoloring qualities. All of our chains, clasps, jump rings, rhinestone charms and signature tags are stainless steel. They make up the base of our product line and ALL chains on our site regardless if they are silver, gold or gunmetal are stainless.
STAINLESS STEEL: It’s affordable, durable, hypoallergenic, sweatproof, waterproof and it’s modern silver appearance makes it our favorite. We are active people who like the outdoors and are drawn to stainless steel for these reasons AND it’s low maintenance is a plus. To clean stainless steel DO NOT use anything other than warm water and mild dish washing soap, nothing abrasive as it may scratch certain components. Water will not harm stainless steel but we don’t recommend wearing in chlorinated pools. All pave pieces should also avoid getting wet.
STERLING SILVER: (stamped .925)
We carry a beautiful line of sterling silver rings to complement our handcrafted jewelry.
To clean your sterling rings use a small amount of SILVER jewelry cleaner on a soft cloth, (we recommend Maas, lavender scent) gently rub the silver several times. Then rinse the silver thoroughly in warm water and dry carefully. This will remove the tarnish and dullness, keeping your sterling silver like new.
This lead free alloy, made from tin is easy to work with as it’s very versatile and pliable. We design with components that are cast and plated in the U.S. with imported metals from teams of generational craftsmen. The pewter components are electroplated with fine metals making them easy to polish if need be.
Pewter can tarnish from oxidation, bodily oils, perspiration or humidity, it will shine up beautifully to rival silver.
Some of our pewter elements include our rustic heart pieces, our artisan peace pendant, our hammered moons, mini coins, pillar pendants, hammered toggles and artisan crosses just to name a few! The copper finish can darken over time, this is quite normal, some love the rich deep coloring it can turn but if you prefer a lighter brighter copper you will need to clean it.
Never use silver cleaner on pewter, instead use metal cleaner specifically for pewter, the same Maas metal cleaner we recommend for sterling silver can be used in the same manner.
Pewter can tarnish in humid environments and with exposure to saltwater or chlorinated water (like in pools). We do not recommend wearing pewter in water.
If you have any issues with your jewelry please send us an email.
We will give you instructions to mail back and the nominal service fee to fix, if you need a repair in the first 30 days of your purplease reach out so we can provide a prepaid shipping label. After 30 days please email so we can quote you for the repair, you will be responsible for shipping costs.