David Yurman necklace ruined :o(
Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:38 AM
Does anyone know what I can try to clean it with? I thought just regular silver cleaner but that's what ruined it. I looked on their web for "Care" instructions but it didn't list anything. It bothers the f outta me cuz it was a gift #1, and #2, it wasn't cheap so I'm mad that it has tarnished, when all he did was use silver cleaner on it.
Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:16 PM
| Originally Posted by DanielleNDerek |
Jac is there a number you can call on the website?
Should I just say it tarnished and I wanted to know the return/exchange policy & I don't have the receipt? I wonder if I should call Bloomies though, since that's where I go it.
Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:29 PM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:36 PM
As a plan B, if you can't find it. Take it to a jeweler and see if they can get it clean - steamers and such may be able to remove the remainder of the tarnishing.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:15 PM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:30 PM
| Originally Posted by carly |
Jac - did you try using a silver cleaning cloth? That get tarnish out really good. I think you can buy them at any jewelry store.
ya kknw- i am wondering now, as i think about it, i think im the one that dipped it in silver cleaner (
Posted 20 August 2008 - 02:01 PM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 04:55 PM
I don't know much about David Yurman in particular, but there are many modern jewelry companies that are now coating their metals in an anti-tarnish. You used to see this coating allot in the 60s and 70s on copper jewelry pieces like those by Renoir Matisse. This is why you donâ€™t want to use a jewelry cleaner on the items, just a sofy polishing cloth. The cleaner damages the coating making it look worse than before. I also not a big fan of most of those jewelry cleaners that they sell in Dept. stores and places like Kays, Zale, etc. Allot of those cleaners are very toxic, and in my opinion too harsh. If you like the dip cleaners make sure it is a pearl safe cleaner like Jewel Brite. If itâ€™s not pearl safeâ€¦donâ€™t bother.
Now on to your necklace. The one over the counter thing you might try is Tarn-X. You can get it at most grocery store and places like Target. I use this in my shop on the heavily tarnished pieces with allot of luck. Read the instructions and make sure to wear gloves. Donâ€™t use it if you pieces has any stones, enamel work, or artificially oxidized silver. If tarn-X wonâ€™t work for you, then try a silver paste polish. Youâ€™ll need allot of elbow grease for this method, but I have put a felt polishing wheel on my Dremel and used it with the paste with a light touch (caution, you can cause polish marks with this method if not careful).
If you want to send me a pic of the piece I might be able to get a better idea of what is going on and have some more suggestions. I'm kris at lilpaisley dot com
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