Caring for Your Jewellery
✿ BASIC CARE ✿
When wearing Magic Tango jewelry try to take good care of your jewelry. Keep it in a separate pouch (usually you get one or a small jewelry box when purchasing the designs). If possible, avoid direct contact with water, body lotions, cremes and any other perfumery.
Sterling Silver and Gold-filled findings / metals can serve for many years with proper care.
Use a special cleaning (polishing) cloth to clean STERLING SILVER & GOLD FILLED parts then once they get darker (whenever you prefer the lighter look, unless originally the beads/ metals were chosen or antiqued antiqued on purpose, darkened for that design to complement the idea and look). BE GENTLE when using the polishing cloth! :)
Special solutions can be used for cleaning Sterling Silver, only if there are NO OTHER MATERIALS of soft nature used for that jewelry. (Please double check with the supplier and feel free Contact me or google to double check whether your jewelry piece can be cleaned with chemical solutions (EXTRA CAUTION!).
VERMEIL is made of Sterling Silver plated by Gold. Vermeil CAN'T be polished with a special cloth as it might take away some of the 24K gold layer. With time some vermeil changes into more silverish color, some into darker gold shade and some into darker silver shade, they all usually look beautiful, and why it is different it depends on some factors like personal body oils, climate, etc.
Silver-plated and gold-plated items usually have either brass underneath or a base metal, that will determine the color they will become with time. (I personally prefer to use the ones with brass under the silver/ gold coating).
Brass, bronze and copper tends to darken a bit with time which many people like in fact. Most brass / copper parts are actually brass or copper plated over base metal so they might change the color. At times when buying supplies it is not always possible to know 100% what % of brass / copper is plated, however for the affordable price that jewelry is sold here they definitely serve well.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER on HEALING PROPERTIES of GEMSTONES:
Because all gemstones can be affected by energies around, I DO NOT guarantee any healing effect as there are lots of factors affecting that. For example there are cases also when a jewelry piece can break (especially items worn close to the skin). That does not always mean that something is defective in the making but rather can happen as a result of accumulated energy (either when the piece is not cleansed often enough or when in some cases it might have done some work and another stone is needed. These things are part of esoterics science, so can't be forecast exactly.
Care well for your jewelry and hope they will serve you for a long time. For any related questions, orders, concerns and feedback, feel free to contact me any time.
✿ Enjoy your jewelry! ✿
CLEANSING of CRYSTALS
Jewelry with crystals and gemstones requires special care.
Natural stones require being cleansed energetically on regular basis to serve in the best way to the owner. Crystals & gemstones have the ability to emit energy and absorb energies from the owner and from the space around, transforming them and giving back, which affects people.
Like we wash clothes and dishes, we have to cleanse our jewelry with natural stones to "renew" them and infuse with good energy.
There are a few common ways to cleanse jewellery, the most universal and fairly easy to apply is to use DRY SEA SALT.
*** Take a bowl and put some coarse sea salt there. Put the OBEREG necklace or bracelet into salt (fully inside for the faster cleansing and on the salt if the beads are more delicate to prevent scratching). For jewelry made of delicate crystals and gemstones as well as when some metal parts are used as well, put a paper tissue on the salt and then put the jewelry piece on it.
Tip: if the salt is a bit damp, it is better to mix it with some uncooked brown rice.
Time of cleansing: keep the item at first for 2-3 days and then you can cleanse it overnight (or for 1 day) after each use. Salt can be recharged by putting it into the sunlight for 2-3 hours. Then it can be used again for cleansing. Once in a while salt has to be changed for a new one.
It is also possible to cleanse crystals with brown rice, sage, palo santo wood, sound of Tibetan bowls, and a few other ways, however I recommend sea salt or brown rice for the Obereg necklaces and bracelets because it is fairly easy and allows to keep the Reiki charging applied to the Obereg item originally.
Some people use water for cleansing crystals, however there are many exceptions when crystals should not be in touch with water either because they might dissolve or they might contain toxic elements!
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE: Please be careful using crystals on your own choice and initiative, some stones contain toxic elements and unless you know 100% what is OK to use and HOW, as well as how to cleanse particular crystals and gemstones, don't use them.
Feel free to contact me if you need any advice on cleansing the MTD jewelry and oberegs. Usually I provide "care & safety" information when a customer orders / buys a piece with crystals.
Magic Tango Designs jewelry pieces are delicate so require extra care. Store them and carry in a separate box/ pouch, avoid contacting with cosmetics, creme, water, rain and other things like that. You can "charge" them energetically after proper cleansing:
1) charging with sunlight - put the jewelry and crystals into a bowl and place it into the direct sun. Leave for 2-3 hours. NB:
Avoid putting jewelry Rose Quartz and Amethyst into direct sun as they can fade.
2) during full moon moon once in a while (cleansing prior to that is required). Stones that don't fade from sunlight can be charged in the sun as well.
3) charging with reiki (if you have that skill)
Please don't use any chemicals for cleansing those bracelets and necklaces made with gemstones and vermeil wire. In general special chemicals are used mostly on jewelry fully made from the metal.