Welcome to the our Jewelry
Care & sizing Guide
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My Charmed Arm carries gold, sterling silver, gemstones, and pearls.

 

This Jewelry Care and Cleaning Guide will assist you in maintaining the lustrous appearance of your jewelry.

Shades, line patterns, and inclusions differ among natural stones & crystals, this is what makes them all unique!

Measure your wrist

Are you wondering what size to get....

Below is a printable wrist ruler that will assist with selecting your size.

*The bracelet sizes provided below are based on the wrist of average adults and should be used as a guideline only.

To ensure the bracelet fits comfortably, please measure your wrist by clicking the printable measuring tool below.

Generally- A 6-inch wrist is considered small.

A 7-inch wrist is average & an 8-inch wrist or bigger is considered large.

General Bracelet Size Chart:

Women XS - fits wrist between (5.5") - (6.0")
Women S - fits wrist between (6.0") - (6.5")
Women M - fits wrist between (6.5") - (7")
Womens/ Mens L - fits wrist between (7") - (7.5")
Womens/ Mens XL - fits wrist between (7.5") - (8.0")
Womens/ Mens XXL - fits wrist between (8.0") - (8.5")

*** For additional sizing, or questions regarding your measurements, please contact Client Support

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Caring Suggestions for each material

925 Sterling Silver

 

Because of its durability, 925 sterling silver, which is made up of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper, is one of the most preferred materials for jewelry production. Sterling silver is tougher than pure silver, which is too soft to work with, making it ideal for more detailed and sophisticated jewelry creations.

Avoid getting your sterling silver jewelry wet if you want it to keep its bright sheen. While clean water will not harm 925 sterling silver, the majority of the water we come into contact with is not filtered. Preserve your silver in an airtight bag with an anti-tarnish strip to keep that beautiful gleam. Silver is a hard metal that can be damaged if not handled carefully. Use a special jewelry or microfiber cloth to polish it without scratching it.

When you're not wearing your jewelry, keep it in a dry place, preferably in the velvet bag it came in.. This protects plated and silver pieces from scratches and keeps their color. When applying fragrances, lotions, and sprays,  remove your jewelry first,

24k gold

The purest type of gold (24k) is too delicate to work with.

 

Alloys are used to make it more structurally sound and wear resistant. Brass, copper, palladium, nickel, and/or silver are often used alloys.

 

Solid gold (also known as 14k gold) is created by combining pure gold with alloys, and it will not tarnish over time. This strong, long-lasting metal is ideal for anyone who leads a busy lifestyle.

To clean your solid gold jewelry, combine lukewarm water with a few drops of castile soap in a glass bowl. Soak the jewelry in the soapy solution for a minute, then gently scrub it with a soft-bristled brush (a toothbrush will suffice).

Rinse with warm water and blot dry with a delicate microfiber cloth to remove any soapy residue.

Rhodium Plating

Rhodium plating is a form of plating that is commonly used to keep silver and white gold looking bright white.

 

Rhodium plating is a silver-white metallic element that is part of the platinum family of metals. It is applied to a sterling silver or alloyed gold base to make it more resistant to corrosion and tarnish, as well as to give it a long-lasting color and shine.

Using a soft-bristled brush, scrub your jewelry in a warm soapy water solution. Using a delicate microfiber cloth, remove any soapy residue.

Gold vermeil

 Popular gold vermeil jewelry is more difficult to pronounce than to maintain. Vermeil, commonly known as silver gilt, is a type of gold plating that is pronounced ver-may.

 

Vermeil is a gold coating applied to a sterling silver basis that gives the appearance of yellow or rose gold jewelry at an unbeatable price.

 

Vermeil's color and luster persist a long time.

looking lovely and bright. To clean, lightly buff it with a gentle dry microfiber cloth. Chemical cleaners are likely to remove the gold finish off the jewelry.

Pearls

Cultured pearls should be treated with care and can last for generations if properly cared for.

To protect them from scratching, they should be placed in a soft, separate pouch or jewelry case. They only have a Mohs hardness rating of 2-2.5, therefore they can scratch if exposed to other metals or stones.

"Pearls are the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off," says one pearl adage.

Hairsprays, cosmetics, and fragrances are all known to be harmful to pearls. Acids are produced, causing the nacre and luster to deteriorate.

To clean pearls, wipe them down with a damp towel dampened with water after each use. Using a soft towel, wipe the surface dry. Shower pearls should not be soaked or worn. The silk thread in the strand may deteriorate, or the epoxy used to hold the pearls in place may lose its capacity to attach.

Have your pearls re-stringed on a regular basis.

316L surgical-grade stainless steel

316L surgical-grade stainless steel is another name for 316L stainless steel. It is much more durable than silver because it is made of steel and chromium. Its tarnish-resistant bright and silvery appearance makes it a popular and economical choice for fashion jewelry.

Simply combine warm water and castile soap in a small bowl. Wipe the jewelry with a gentle towel until it is clean. With a wet towel bathed in clean water, wipe away any residual soap. Use a jewelry polish or a specific polishing cloth to keep that gorgeous luster.

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So there you have it: when it comes to keeping your jewelry in top shape, cleaning, proper storage, and preventing damage are the keys to success.

But, in the midst of all that cleaning and storing, don't forget to enjoy it!