JEWELRY CARE + INFO

Each Sun & Selene piece is hand fabricated, hammered, finished, and polished in my home studio in Richmond, Va. 

I work with all natural gemstones, sterling silver, 14k rolled gold/gold filled, 14k gold, argentium silver, and brass on request. All scrap metal and clippings in my studio are collected and recycled either in house or sent off for refining. I order from a metal supplier who values their responsibility to the environment and operates their facility with nearly 5 acres of solar panels and also circulates recycled metals to refine for resale to jewelers and metalsmiths (like myself).

14KT rolled gold/gold filled is a solid bond of 14k gold to a gold tone base metal. its great for sensitive skin (no nickel!) and with proper care it will wear and keep its shine as long as solid gold.

Anything you order from Sun & Selene comes with a lifetime of sizing, cleaning, polishing, or repair.

As with all natural metals, avoid contact with hard water & harsh chemicals to prevent any discoloration or reaction.

anything you see can be made with solid 10, 14, or 18k gold. prices determined upon request. 


C L E A N I N G

For a safe, effective clean, you can now purchase the new SHINE all natural and organic cleansing system. Crafted in collaboration with RVA brand Maven Made and formulated to clean, disinfect, and polish your gems. Safe for metal and stone and sensitive skin. Comes complete with a soft bristle brush, cleansing spray, and deep clean polish to keep your pieces shining. 

SILVER + GOLD
Use SHINE all natural jewelry cleanser to keep your silver and gold jewelry fresh.

A soft bristle toothbrush + mild hand soap
does wonders!
doing this when you notice any dulling will clean and remove any dirt or buildup.

You can do the same with most stone rings. be extra gentle with soft stones like pearls, opals, and emeralds. (when in doubt, google it)

Regular hand washing/suds-to-jewelry contact in the shower will help keep your gems shiny, just be sure to always dry well after! 

Be careful with beauty and hair products, they can have weird reactions with any kind of metals. Rinse your jewelry after your beauty routine! 

Don't toss your Sun & Selene box! Keep it handy for storing your gems when not in use or to easily pack for travel.
 

BRASS
Use SHINE all natural jewelry cleaner to keep your brass jewelry fresh.

Brass jewelry will naturally patina and darken over time. 
Brass will keep its shine and luster better with frequent wear.
When storing, keep dry and preferably in a closed container or bag.

Prolonged wear + contact with water without drying may have the "green" skin effect for some wearers. Don't panic, its just a reaction of copper metal traces + our skins natural acidic nature (it'll wash off easy with rubbing alcohol).
To avoid this, be sure to dry your brass well after each hand washing or cleaning. 

Don't toss your Sun & Selene box! Keep it handy for storing your gems when not in use or to easily pack for travel.

contact for any questions about metals (i love that stuff).