JEWELRY CARE & INFORMATION

All Mathematics jewelry is designed and handmade in New York City. We can absolutely assist you in cleaning or refurbishing your Mathematics NYC jewelry. Please contact customerservice@mathematics.nyc with any inquiries regarding the care of your jewelry.

OUR MATERIALS

Plain I-Beam pendants are matte polished sterling silver and 14k yellow or rose gold.

Pave I-Beam pendants with gemstones or diamonds are high polished sterling silver and 14k yellow rose, or white gold.

All rings are high polished sterling silver and 14k yellow, rose, or white gold.

Sterling silver and 14k gold Gemstone Heart and Birthstone Hexagon I-Beam pendants include genuine precious and semi-precious gemstones.

Sterling silver Heart, Ampersand, and I-Beam pendants include white sapphire and black spinel.

14k gold Heart, Ampersand, and I-Beam pendants include white and black diamonds. White diamonds are all G SI quality or better. Black diamonds are heat treated, an industry standard to achieve the rich, consistent color necessary to be considered a black diamond.

14k GOLD JEWELRY CARE

A precious metal such as 14k gold is inherently soft and can be scratched or bent out of shape if force is applied. Examine your jewelry regularly to make sure settings are snug and clasps and joinings are secure.

Avoid wearing your gold jewelry in situations where it may be damaged easily, such as during manual labor or vigorous activities, including going to the gym or to the beach.

Remove jewelry before sleeping and bathing.

Avoid contact with perfumes and hairsprays. Household cleaners like bleach can quickly cause gold to discolor and/or disintegrate.

Keep your gold jewelry in a safe place when it is not being worn. Place in a jewelry box or pouch and separate from other items which may tangle or scratch each other.

SILVER CARE

Sterling silver will naturally tarnish over time due to chemical reactions with the air. Moisture from the environment or from perspiration, sunlight, and cosmetics accelerate the tarnishing process. However, silver that is regularly used typically needs less care, so please wear your silver as often as possible.

Occasional polishing with a silver polishing cloth will prevent a build-up of tarnish, but it won’t remove any scratches. A safe and easy way to clean most jewelry is using a soft toothbrush with mild liquid soap and lukewarm water. If the jewelry is very dirty, soak for 10-20 minutes before rinsing with clean water and patting dry with a soft, clean cloth. Please note this will only rid the jewelry of smudges, dirt, and other forms of buildup; this will not remove tarnishing.

Tarnished jewelry can be treated with a quality silver dip. Beware some jewelry polishes and dips that utilize harsh chemicals that can degrade metal and gemstones.

Avoid wearing your silver jewelry in situations where it may be damaged easily or exposed to moisture, such as swimming, going to the gym, etc.

Remove jewelry before sleeping and bathing.

Avoid contact with perfumes and hairsprays and household cleaners. All have compounds that can degrade silver and/or accelerate the tarnishing process.

Keep your silver jewelry in a safe place when it is not being worn. Place in a jewelry box or pouch and separate from other items which may tangle or scratch each other.

GEMSTONE JEWELRY CARE

Protect your gemstone and diamond jewelry from impact against hard surfaces and avoid contact with abrasive surfaces. A diamond can chip if hit with enough force or at just the right angle. Stones such as amethyst, emerald, peridot, and tourmaline are extremely delicate.

Gemstones can also scratch other gemstones. Perfumes, cosmetics, ultrasonic cleaning and household chemicals can also damage gemstones.

To clean diamonds, use a solution of six parts water to one part ammonia and apply with a soft bristle brush.