HOW TO CARE FOR JEWELRY    • Always protect your jewelry from sharp blows, scratching, chemicals, sunlight and heat/cold. • Store your jewelry in a soft lined box or pouch. • Clean your jewelry regularly, using a professional jewelry cleaning product. • Always read the manufacturers instructions as it pertains to your specific gemstone, metal, and finishing. • Never go swimming wearing your jewelry, chlorine in swimming pools can cause damage to all metals and will erode gold jewelry. • Avoid wearing while cleaning, gardening, performing sports activities, or manual labor. • Be aware of tarnish which may occur as a result of oxidation, caused by the interaction of silver or gold vermeil jewelry with certain elements such as oxygen or sulphur as well as with certain acids. GOLD

Remember that gold is lasting and durable but can get scratched or dented if treated roughly. Always protect your jewelry from sharp blows and rough surfaces. Gold is softer than sand. Sand will scratch your jewelry. Don’t wear it on the beach or pools! Gold’s worst enemy is chlorine. Repeated exposure can weaken gold’s structure, eventually leading to breakage. So keep your jewelry away from chlorinated cleaning products and out of swimming pools and jacuzzis.

Protect your gold jewelry by storing it safely in a soft lined box or keeping it wrapped in a soft cloth when not being worn. Ideally, keep your jewelry in the box with which it was supplied. Clean your gold jewelry with a cleaning solution of sudsy lukewarm water, or bring it to your local jeweler and have it steam-cleaned. If using jewelry cleaning solution, make sure to follow manufacterers instructions regarding the safety for metal type and finishing, pearls, gemstones, and other stones.

Dry and polish jewelry with a chamois or soft cloth after cleaning and rinsing. Keep gold jewelry free from dust, moisture, perspiration and makeup. Always inspect your gold jewelry for weakness or damage and bring it to a professional jeweler for immediate repair, or you can contact us at info@tyrandesign.com and we will gladly assist you with repairs. WHITE GOLD All gold is naturally slightly yellow. Our white gold jewelry is plated with a thin layer of rhodium, a white and very durable metal to enhance its whiteness and brilliance. Rhodium is a precious metal, a member of the platinum family. Rhodium electroplating is used on our white gold jewelry to provide a surface that will resist scratches and tarnish, and give a white, reflective appearance. STERLING SILVER Keep silver jewelry away from harsh chemicals like household cleaning fluids as they create abrasions and reduce the lustre of the metal. Cleaning silver jewelry is best done with a professional jewelry cleaning product. Thoroughly dry your silver jewelry after exposure to water. Store your silver jewelry in an airtight soft lined box, pouch or airtight plastic bag to help avoid scratches and premature tarnishing of the jewelry or oxidization of the silver. GOLD PLATED Gold plated jewelry has a thin layer of 18 karat gold coating on a sterling silver base. Our white gold jewelry is finished with white rhodium plating. Rhodium is a precious metal, a member of the platinum family. Rhodium electroplating is used on both on our white gold jewelry as well as some of our sterling silver jewelry to provide a surfacethat will temporarily help resist scratches and tarnish, and give a lustrous white reflective appearance. Do not let your gold plated jewelry come into contact with chlorine, harsh chemicals, oils, lotions, nail polish removers, perfume or hairspray. Clean gold vermeil jewelry in a mild dishwashing liquid diluted with water, if the cleaning substace is too strong it may remove the gold plating or change its color. Thoroughly dry your gold vermeil jewelry after exposure to water. Use of a polish cloth, paste or strong jewelry cleaner is not recommended. Store your gold vermeil jewelry in an airtight soft lined box or pouch, or an airtight plastic bag when not in use. This will help avoid scratches and premature tarnishing of the jewelry or oxidation of the silver underneath.   JEWELRY REPAIRS If your TYRAN jewelry needs repairs or replating, please contact us at info@tyrandesign.com , and we will gladly assist you.