Jewelry Care


Cuffs

All our cuffs are unsealed and untreated. We choose to keep all our metals raw to let them grow and change with you. Some people have allergic reactions to common jewelry sealants, so we choose not to seal our jewelry, which can be done upon request for a small charge. 

With all our stamped items, the black lettering may fade over time, to refresh simply use a Sharpie and quickly wipe off excess. 

  • Aluminum
    • We use food grade (99.9% pure aluminum) so it will not tarnish. A soft metal that may show minor scratches and dings over time. Can be polished with a jewelry cloth
  • Brass
    • Brass will darken and develop a patina over time. Avoid exposure to water. To polish you can use a jewelry cloth. You can also use a small amount of lemon juice or ketchup to remove the patina, simply rinse, wipe clean and dry thoroughly. 
  • Copper
    • Similar to brass, copper will develop a patina over time. Some people experience "greening" where the skin underneath the metal turns green. This is a totally normal reaction with raw copper and non-toxic. Many of our customers use the greening as a kind of reminder to drink more water as the acidity of your skin is related to your hydration.  Avoid exposure to water. To polish you can use a jewelry cloth. You can also use a small amount of lemon juice or ketchup to remove the patina, simply rinse, wipe clean and dry thoroughly. 
  • Silver
    • Silver may develop a patina over time and can be polished with a jewelry cloth 

Rings/Earrings/Necklaces

  • Copper
    • Copper will develop a patina over time. Some people experience "greening" where the skin underneath the metal turns green. This is a totally normal reaction with raw copper and non-toxic. Many of our customers use the greening as a kind of reminder to drink more water as the acidity of your skin is related to your hydration.  Avoid exposure to water. To polish you can use a jewelry cloth. You can also use a small amount of lemon juice or ketchup to remove the patina, simply rinse, wipe clean and dry thoroughly, just be careful to avoid the gemstone as some don't like acids.
  • Gold/Rhodium Plated
    • Just keep dry and handle with care, these rings should be fine
  • Stamped Bands
    • Aluminum
      • We use food grade (99.9% pure aluminum) so it will not tarnish. A soft metal that may show minor scratches and dings over time. Can be polished with a jewelry cloth. These rings have some flex in them to be adjusted in size somewhat
    • Brass
      • Brass will darken and develop a patina over time. Avoid exposure to water. To polish you can use a jewelry cloth. You can also use a small amount of lemon juice or ketchup to remove the patina, simply rinse, wipe clean and dry thoroughly. These rings have some flex in them to be adjusted in size somewhat 
    • Copper
      • Similar to brass, copper will develop a patina over time. Some people experience "greening" where the skin underneath the metal turns green. This is a totally normal reaction with raw copper and non-toxic. Many of our customers use the greening as a kind of reminder to drink more water as the acidity of your skin is related to your hydration.  Avoid exposure to water. To polish you can use a jewelry cloth. You can also use a small amount of lemon juice or ketchup to remove the patina, simply rinse, wipe clean and dry thoroughly. These rings have some flex in them to be adjusted in size somewhat 
    • Silver
      • Silver may develop a patina over time and can be polished with a jewelry cloth. These rings have some flex in them to be adjusted in size somewhat

Malas

  • Keep your mala in a safe place. Don’t store it in your pocket, as it may damage to cord. If tassel becomes frayed and wild you can gently wet it, lay flat to dry, once dry it should be nice and tidy. If it falls on the floor, pick it up immediately and say a prayer or chant your mantra while holding it to cleanse the mala. The stones and seeds of your mala store energy. You can cleanse the energy of your mala from time to time by laying in sunlight or moonlight as a sort of refresher. Don’t wear your mala during exercise or while showering, bathing or swimming. This will shorten the lifespan of the cord on which the beads are strung. Malas are not meant to be shared. I know, sharing is caring, but mala are said to belong solely to their first owner so they are just for you. With continued use in meditation, it is normal for the fibers of the cord to wear away or for the tassel to look a little less than fresh. Good for you! Your mala has been very well loved! Traditionally when a mala breaks, it means that you have moved beyond the lesson that the mala represented and it is time for a new one. That being said, I understand the attachment.  Just contact me contact@drishtihandmade.com and I will gladly restring your precious mala once for free, shipping not included.