At Macha Studio Brooklyn, we hand make all of our Fine Jewelry using precious metals. Therefore, we advise you to care for your pieces using our professional advice.
Macha believes that ‘Old is Cool’. We design our jewelry to improve with age, and embrace tarnished and dulled appearances. However, if you prefer brightened metals and stones, please review our care instructions below.
Fine Jewelry Care
Avoid wearing your fine jewelry in a situations where it may be damaged easily, e.g when doing manual jobs, or sport. Remove items before sleeping and washing. Avoid contact with household chemicals perfumes and hairsprays. When not wearing your jewelry, keep it in a safe place. Replace in box or pouch, and separate from other items which may knock or scratch it.
You can clean your jewelry at home with a very soft toothbrush and warm soapy water. Dry with a soft cloth after wards. Regularly clean your fine jewelry with a jewelry cloth, following the instructions provided. Chains can be occasionally cleaned with a jewelry dip for gold, platinum or silver. If you feel your jewelry requires a specialist clean. We recommend you return to us for cleaning for a small fee.
Semi Precious Stones and Diamonds
Diamonds are hard enough to scratch other services. Please take care to store fine jewelry with diamonds separately from other pieces.
Semi precious stones can be lightly cleaned with a soft dry cloth. When wearing these items avoid chemicals such as deodorants, hairsprays and perfumes. Try to keep out of direct sunlight.
Prongs and clasps can become worn with time, or by accidentally knocking them. Please examine pieces regularly to avoid loss of stones in these instances. If loose stones do occur, please contact email@example.com at our New York studio
Remove items before sleeping, washing, doing sport or manual labour. Avoid contact with household chemicals perfumes and hairsprays.When not wearing your jewelry, keep it in a safe place. Replace in box or pouch, and separate from other items which may knock or scratch it.
Oxidised or blackened silver
Macha oxidizes sterling and Fine Silver (99.9% silver) by hand, making each and every piece unique. Oxidising is a coating that wears off through time. To preserve the original appearance, follow the same care as for Fine Jewelry pieces. Some fading is normal though darkened areas should remain in crevices embracing the original antiqued appearance.