QUALITY & MATERIALS
M33Ms Atelier is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. All pieces are handmade and all colored gemstones used for M33Ms jewelry are natural stones, and never irradiated or dyed. Carbon Neutral Lab Diamonds are used in M33Ms jewelry unless otherwise stated. Even the smallest of stones are more beautiful in higher quality, so we only use VS clarity and G+ color diamonds in our accent stones. Please keep in mind that all items are individually hand finished, so no two pieces will be identical . Due to natural variations in colored stones, multiple orders of the same item would not be a complete match in shape and color. All metals are from companies practicing ethical sourcing and refiners on the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) list . We use Sterling silver 925, 14kt gold, 18kt gold and Platinum.
Note: oxidation does not affect the value of the Sterling silver. Darkening of the metal is normal due to natural oxidation of sterling silver and may be cleaned or polished. Oxidation may occur with chemical reaction with skin, or moisture in the air.
CLEANING & CARE
Cleaning-Clear Liquid soap
With soap, use warm water and a light tapping with a soft bristle toothbrush is recommended for cleaning diamonds and removing accumulated lotion and debris.
Preserving Shine (silver)
Wearing your jewelry often, may be one of the best ways to keep it looking beautiful and reduce tarnish buildup. Natural oils in your skin can keep it from tarnishing, however every person's body chemistry is different so tarnish from sweat is possible. If you don't wear your silver everyday storing your silver jewelry in a dry cool place will help it from darkening. Silver may easily tarnish especially in humid weather, so if pieces have slightly darkened over time, please clean with Sunshine polishing cloth included in your box.
Sunshine Polishing Cloth
Directions for use: Be sure the item to be cleaned is free from dust and other abrasives. Then rub the surface to be polished with medium pressure. Each cloth is impregnated with special chemical cleansing agents and scratching micro-abrasives. Special polishing and cleansing action of works until the cloth is completely darkened. The cloth is coated with a buffing compound so please do not wash or use on delicate items like pearls.Sunshine Polishing Cloths are made in Japan and comes with every purchase from M33Ms.
There are jewelry cases you can purchase that are available to prevent silver from tarnishing, or you may use a mini plastic zip bags with a moisture absorbing silicone pack inside to help the piece from tarnishing quickly.
Please keep all jewelry away from harsh chemicals, bleaches, sulfur hot tubs, and mineral springs. Using harsh chemicals may damage the metal, add/remove oxidation, and damage the stones.
Natural Hot Springs
Please avoid hot tubs or natural hot springs; sulfur in the water will tarnish the silver. If items are darkened with accidental exposure, polishing is recommended.