How to care for your Aluminium Jewelry and Accessoires

Aluminium is a lightweight, soft metal that will not tarnish, rust  or turn your skin green. It can easily be polished to bring back its  original shine.    

As it is a soft metal special care needs to be taken to make your piece last many years.    

  • Keep your aluminium jewelry away from corrosive  chemicals. This will keep them from oxidizing and losing stones. While cleaning,  doing crafts, handiwork or any other tasks that involve chemicals take your jewelry  off. 
  • When worn during contact with water (washing, showering, swimming, etc) the  darkened stamped area can fade. Jewelry should never be worn while in contact  with water. 
  • Put your Jewelry on last after you have applied lotion, make-up, hairspray, perfume, etc.  This will prevent the piece from tarnishing leaving it duller in appearance. 
  • Take your Jewelry off during sleep and wipe it clean with a soft polishing cloth to remove body oils and dust. 

Ideally store your piece in a sealed bag or box. The less humidity the better.                                                     

 

How to put your cuff bracelet on and take it off                                      

To put your bracelet on or take it off simply turn your wrist vertically and slide it through the opening of the cuff bracelet. Do not put pressure on your wrist or bracelet to avoid injuries to yourself or damage to your jewelry. If you find the opening not wide enough please follow the instructions on how to adjust the cuff bracelet.                   

How to adjust your cuff bracelet   

Please read this entire section before making any adjustments to your aluminum bracelet  cuffs!   

Many cuff bracelets are adjustable thanks to the properties of metal in general.  They can be opened or closed up to about a 0.5 cm larger or smaller.                                                                                                                                    Do not put the aluminum bracelet on your wrist and squeeze it. Squeezing the cuff puts  all of the stress on the center of the bracelet and can weaken and eventually break it. The types that are NOT easily adjustable are those that are made from very thick, heavy  metal or those with inlaid stones across the entire front and sides. Be very careful when  you adjust it so you don’t make it an odd shape or damage it.  If you bend an area of your bracelet where there is a stone or inlay, you might pop out the  stones because while the metal may be bending, the stone is not, breaking the bonds that  hold it in place. 

However it is really quite simple to adjust a cuff bracelet without damaging it. With the bracelet off of your wrist, encircle one hand firmly over the last stone on one end of the bracelet and make your adjustment by bending this  portion of the bracelet. Bend gently and adjust a little each time. Do the same on the  other side.  Remember, some aluminum bracelets are not adjustable at all. Those that have stones or inlay all of the way to the ends are not considered adjustable. Those that are made of very  heavy silver would be very difficult to bend and are also considered not adjustable.