Welcome to the our Jewelry
Care & sizing Guide.
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!
WHAT'S YOUR RETURN POLICY?We are sure you will love your item, if not we offer a 100% guarantee with your purchase. If you are not satisfied for any reason, we will be happy to provide a refund or an exchange. The return or exchange must be initiated within 7 business days upon receipt of order.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THE BRACELET I'M WEARING SNAPS?The stretch band on your bracelet is incredibly sturdy, and your bracelet is designed to be worn every day; but, the stretch band may break after constant wear and tear and straining when you put them on and take them off. If this occurs, try to gather all of the beads and store them in a dry zip lock bag. Send us an email with as much information as possible to email@example.com, and we'll replace or repair your bracelet for you. Please note that all bracelets come with a 30-day guarantee from MCA. If your jewelry breaks within 30 days after purchase, we will replace it once. Within that timeframe, please email a photo of your piece to firstname.lastname@example.org; we'll either send you a brand new bracelet or repair your old one. Please note that your new bracelet may take 7-10 business days to arrive. All repairs will be charged at $15 after the 30-day period has passed.
ARE YOUR CRYSTALS SOURCED ETHICALLY?Yes! We place a high value on ethical sourcing, thus we choose our sources carefully.
GIFTINGYour Charming purchase will arrive in a My Charmed Arm mailer and a jewelry bag for safekeeping or gifting will be enclosed. We often ship multiple items in the same box to be eco-friendly. If you need specific gift wrapping, such as gift bags or additional boxes, please reach out to us. *If you'd like to give an item as a gift, please include the person's name and (optional) a personal message that will be handwritten & included with the package. We can also mail the items directly to the recipient if you'd like!
WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU USE? ARE THE METALS HYPOALLERGENIC?Our bracelets are crafted from high-quality semi-precious stones. These jewels come from all over the globe. Our beads are sourced from both domestic and international vendors. Metals- Sterling silver, gold-plated brass, white bronze, and gold-plated pewter are all options for our bracelets. None of them include lead or nickel.
HOW WILL MY ITEMS BE SHIPPED?All items are shipped via USPS & a tracking number will be provided.
WHAT IS THE QUALITY GRADE OF YOUR STONES?The utmost quality and care goes into sourcing each and every material we use. We use 100% authentic gemstones, this is our guarantee (no synthetics or imitation stones). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Grade GEM - highest quality (very rare and very expensive) Grade AAA - 2nd highest quality (rare and expensive) Grade AA - 3rd highest quality (likely found and expensive for some types of gemstones) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We do not curate our pieces with the grades below- Grade A - 4th highest quality Grade AB - quality is between grade A and grade B but it is not a standard grade Grade B - 5th highest quality Standard (no grade) - commonly found for all types of gemstones
IS IT TRUE THAT YOUR GEMS ARE NATURAL & NOT LAB CREATED?Yes. We do not carry man-made stones, however, we do receive ocassional requests for them. If we decide to sell a crystal that has been heated, dyed or lab created, we always make a note of it on the product page.
WHERE DO YOU PURCHASE YOUR MATERIALS FROM?Crystals & stones come from all around the world! We like to handpick these beauties at trade exhibitions, but we have established partnerships with merchants all around the world, allowing us to bring a wide range of new natural stones, crystals, and gemstones to our customers.
DO YOU MAKE CUSTOM ITEMS?Yes, we do! Email: email@example.com to get started!
#3 Chemicals can harm your bracelet, so make sure it's protected.Between the crystals, lotions, strong soaps, and even sweat can cause build-up and discolouration. Remove your bracelet if you are cleaning with household chemicals, using lotions and oils, cosmetics, hair spray, or perfume.
#5 When necessary, clean your bracelet with warm water and a light soap.You can clean your bracelet with warm water and a light soap if there is any discoloration or buildup on or in between your beads. Scrub the beads gently with a damp soft cloth and a small quantity of mild soap. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry with a soft cloth.
#1 Keep your bracelet somewhere clean and dry.A reusable velvet pouch is included with every MCA crystal bracelet. When your bracelets aren't being worn, use it to keep them safe. You can also keep your bracelet in a jewelry box or another dry, clean location where scratches & scuffs can be avoided.
#4 It is not recommended that you wear your bracelet in the water.Minerals and chlorine, which are commonly found in tap water and swimming pools, can corrode natural stones and metal spacer beads. Malachite, for example, has a low hardness, making it a somewhat soft stone that does not like to come into contact with water. If you accidentally put your bracelet on when your hands are wet, please be sure to dry them right away.
#2 Before working out, remove your braceletsYour crystal bracelet is designed to be worn every day, however we recommend that you remove it before working out or doing anything particularly strenuous to avoid scratching the natural stones or overstretching the elastic cord.
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,
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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 with stretch band bracelets-
6- inches is considered small
7- inches is average/ Medium
8- inches or bigger is considered large.
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")
Options for measuring your wrist
Option 1- Use a tape measure
This option will provide the most accurate measurement for your wrist.
Simply wrap a tape measure around your wrist (not too tightly) and record the measurement in inches.
Option 2- Use a piece of string and a ruler
For this, you will need a piece of string and a ruler.
Simply wrap the piece of string around your wrist where you would normally wear a bracelet or watch and either mark or hold the string when it meets the starting point. The place the string flat on a ruler and measure the length.
Option 3- Download and print the measuring sheet
Download the My Charmed arm measuring Tool and print out at 100% size.
Follow the instructions on the printed guide to measure your wrist.
*** For additional sizing, or questions regarding your measurements, please contact Client Support.