Jewelry Care and Sizing – Bella Valentina

Jewelry Care and Sizing

Necklace Size

1. Decide where you would like the necklace to sit. 
2. Take a string and measure the total necklace length you would like. If you do not have a string or rope you can use the picture below.
3. Keep in mind that the chain lengths mentioned do not include the pendant.
4. The size of the pendant varies in accordance with the name and style you choose.
5. So the total length of necklace would be the length of the name pendant and the chain you have chosen (if one was chosen).

As an example, if you order a name necklace with a 16” chain, the total length of the necklace would be 16.75” – 18”, depending on the name and style you ordered.

The chains in the picture below do not include the pendant.

Ring Sizing

Print below:

Bracelet Sizing

Jewelry Care

Gold fill - Lasts long, best option next to real gold. Solid layer of gold bonded to core base metal by pressure and heat.

1. Use mild soap, water, and soft toothbrush
2. Use soft clean cloth.

Gold Plated - Great for fashionistas, layer of gold on metal (usually sterling silver or brass)

1. Do not spray on perfume or other sprays while wearing your gold plated jewelry. Wear your jewelry after you have sprayed on your favorite perfume so that chemicals on the spray or perfume does not interact with your jewelry’s metal.

2. Wait until your lotion or cream is dry or has been absorbed by your skin before you wear your gold plated ring, bracelet or necklace.

3. Substances like oil, nail polish, nail polish remover, chlorine, perfume and the like may react with metal/plated jewelry and will cause it to tarnish easily. This also goes with sweat, so make sure you don’t forget to remove your gold plated jewelry when you exercise or anything that would require heavy physical work, and also when swimming.

4. Every after use, clean your plated jewelry with a cotton ball or a very soft cloth to remove any dust and dirt it has acquired. Gently rubbing the surface of your gold plated jewelry using a soft jewelry cloth also helps restore shine.

5. If your jewelry needs more cleaning you may clean it with warm, soapy water. Soak it for a few minutes and you may clean it with a soft brush. Stay away from jewelry cleaners and antibacterial soaps which may have certain components that will just make your gold plated jewelry tarnish more quickly.

6. To avoid scratches, wrap your jewelry in a soft cloth after cleaning or keep it in a jewelry box separate from other types of jewelry you have.

Sterling Silver

1. Microfiber cloth

2. DIY cleaner:

WATER AND BAKING SODA METHOD

You will need 2 parts water to 1 part baking soda (use a bit more water if the jewelry has delicate features). Stir into a paste. Use an old toothbrush or cleaning wand to apply this DIY cleaner in gentle motions and movements. 

DISH LIQUID AND WATER

No fancy cleaning methods needed for this option. Simply rinse the jewelry off in the same way you would clean your own hands. 

SALT WATER METHOD

Line a cooking pan or large dinner plate with a sheet of aluminum foil. Place each piece of jewelry directly on the foil. 

Combine 1 cup of boiling water with 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of baking soda together. Pour the mixture into the pan or large dinner plate. Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the mixture. 

Bubbles will surface! Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes (use a spoon if needed for stirring). Rinse in cool water and dry off with a microfiber cloth.