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All Sterling Silver bracelets have a limited 3 month warranty. Any broken links or jump rings are honored by the warranty. The warranty does not apply to any rust or tarnish due to water damage or improper maintence. Below are tips on how to maintain and store your bracelet.

Storing Your Charm Bracelet:
Storing your sterling silver in the open air and humidity for extended periods of time can cause it to tarnish quickly. Tarnish first appears as a golden hue on your sterling silver then quickly turns to black. This is a normal process that is caused by oxidization and moisture from air and believe it or not sunshine. To keep tarnish to a minimum it is advised that you store your jewelry pieces when not wearing them. To reduce tarnish and keep your pieces tarnish free for months at a time, it is recommended that you keep your sterling silver jewelry in an air-tight protective bag. Sterling silver, stored properly, can be worn often and with minimal cleaning required, making it very easy to care for and lots of fun to wear. Avoid storing your sterling silver jewelry directly on wood surfaces, because wood usually contains acids that can mar the finish. Oak seems to be the worst for this. Also, avoid storing your sterling silver with other metals, like pennies, and rubber, these too cause tarnish and damage.

Maintaining Your Charm Bracelet:
There are many different ways to cleaning and maintaining your charm bracelet. There are cleaning cloths and polishes that may be used properly. If you decide to use a cleaning cloth, make sure you only use 100% cotton cloth, flannel cloth or a special sterling silver cleaning cloth. Any other cloth used can cause damage or scratches, so be careful on what you use. You may also use cleaners; there are two separate types that can be used, for light and deep cleanings. For light cleanings you may use a small amount of mild liquid detergent to a 1/2 cup of warm water and rinse thoroughly with clean fresh water. Dry it completely before storing it in an air tight zip lock bag. For deep cleanings clean away excessive tarnish, clean with a soft cloth and a non-abrasive brand name liquid or paste silver polish to remove tarnish. Rub with a lengthwise motion, never clean in a circular motion because this may cause scratches. Many will leave the tarnish in the deep crevices to enhance the look of the piece. However, if you want to remove the tarnish in hard to reach areas, use a very soft brush like a child's tooth brush or a jewelry horse hair silver brush. After cleaning with a silver polish, use a clean cloth to remove any residual cleaner from your jewelry.

**If you wear your sterling silver jewelry regularly, your body oils help to keep the tarnishing down and cleaning to a minimum. **
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