You probably have some old pieces of jewelry lying around, becoming duller or more tarnished as the days go by. Instead of bringing them to a jeweler or buying a jar of jewelry cleaner, you just let them sit in your jewelry box, never to be worn.
But it’s time to put your days of dirty jewelry behind you, because there are plenty of easy and affordable ways to polish up your accessories at home. The best part? You probably already have all the things you need in your kitchen cupboards.
aluminum foil & detergent
Simply line a small bowl with aluminum foil. Fill the bowl with hot water and mix in one tablespoon of bleach-free powdered laundry detergent (not liquid), like Tide. Put the jewelry in the solution and let it soak for one minute. Rinse well and air-dry. This procedure makes use of the chemical process known as ion exchange, which can also be used to clean silverware.
Brighten up your gold and silver trinkets by soaking them for ten minutes in a solution of 1/2 cup clear ammonia mixed in 1 cup warm water. Gently wipe clean with a soft cloth and let dry. Note: Do not do this with jewelry containing pearls, because it could dull or damage their delicate surface.
Make a thick paste with 1/4 cup baking soda and 2 tablespoons water. Apply with a damp sponge and gently rub, rinse, and buff dry. To polish gold jewelry, cover with a light coating of baking soda, pour a bit of vinegar over it, and rinse clean. Note: Do not use this technique with jewelry containing pearls or gemstones, as it could damage their finish or loosen any glue.
polishing cloth & silver clean
Another option is to order a jewelry cloth or silver clean via our website. The cloth is an old fashion way to make bigger surfaces like rings shine again. Just rub the cloth over the jewel and you see immediate effect. On necklaces it is not so effective.
The silver clean is a chemical where you simply drop your jewels in the basket, stir for a few seconds, take them out and rinse very very well with water. always use pliers when working with this chemical and keep away from food or drinks.
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bring to our shop
Your charlotte wooning jewelry can be brought to our shop for a good cleanse, but remember we only clean our own pieces. It should be noted, that if you have any jewelry pieces that are extremely important to you ― family heirlooms, for instance ― it’s best to bring them to a professional jeweler near you.
All items are handmade and ready and shipped within a week. Please allow up to 5 working days for delivery after your order has left our warehouse.
Your order will be delivered to the address you specified, we send track & trace codes on request.
If you are not completely satisfied with your order you can send it back to us within 30 days. You have within 30 days to return or exchange an item for a different color or size. We’ll give you a full refund within 30 days (or refund the difference, if any, in the case of exchanges) We refund by the same method you used to pay. Please note that it is not possible to get a cash refund in our store.
We will refund the total amount within the Netherlands. Outside the Netherlands we’ll refund your purchase minus shipping costs. We cannot refund your extra shipping costs for sending it back.
We advise you to send the package with a tracking code.
We can only refund unworn, undamaged jewelry in the original package.
Download the return form here
Custom made items, or items with special adjustments can not be returned. Or exchanged for other items.
Taxes and duties are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Charlotte Wooning is not responsible for any actions taken by customs on your package during delivery. Charlotte Wooning has no control over this.
The buyer is responsible for any custom charges that may be applied to your package. Customs determines these charges, and Charlotte Wooning has no way of knowing what these charges may be.
We are not responsible for packages getting lost or delivered to the wrong adres due to a mistake in the adres.
We will of course to everything in our power to help you get your package.
1. Please contact us to let us know if you wish to return or exchange an item.
2. Pack your item in the original packaging box and envelope (we try to keep waste to a minimum, so please consider the environment and re-use our packaging as much you can).
3. Fill in the returns form. Add the details of the new size or colour that you would like in exchange. Put the note inside the parcel.
4. Cut out return label and attach it to the outside of the parcel, making sure that you remove or cover the original address label.
5. Take the parcel to your post office. Charlotte Wooning is not responsible for the extra shipping costs.