Caring for your jewelry

At Ardua NYC, we strive to provide our customers with the best quality pieces.

Over time however, precious metals and plating (specifically gold-plating) can tarnish, when exposed to chemicals. In order to protect your jewelry we recommend the following:

  • Remove your jewelry when applying scents, lotions, or make up products. The best way to do this is to put your jewelry on last to avoid contact with chemicals present in these products.

  • Avoid undue moisture and should your item get wet, make sure to dry it off.
  • Avoid exercising, bathing and swimming with your jewelry. Please note that chlorine is especially damaging.
  • We recommend gently cleaning your jewelry with a dry cloth or a very soft polishing cloth. Note that gold vermeil will fade with time.
  • To ensure the life of your jewelry, be sure to store it in its original packaging and avoid contact with other jewelry.