Syna designs combine time-honored craftsmanship with innovative techniques and exceptional materials. To ensure your jewelry or accessory retains its beauty for years to come, please follow these care instructions for the metals, gemstones and unique materials used in your Syna piece. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend that you bring your Syna jewelry to your local jeweler for professional cleaning once a year.
Gold is naturally tarnish resistant, but can lose their luster over time. To maintain its shine, routinely wipe your jewelry with a polishing cloth. To clean your jewelry, soak it in warm water with a little diluted dish soap and use a soft-bristle baby toothbrush to remove any dirt. After cleaning, ensure the items are thoroughly dry by patting them with paper towels. Please do not use any abrasive cleaners. Some at-home jewelry cleaners, steamers or ultrasonic machines can also do more harm than good.
Diamonds & Translucent Gemstones
Crystalline gemstones such as moon quartz, amethyst, blue topaz, citrine or peridot may attract oils and lotions, which can cause them to appear dull. To clean your jewelry, soak it in a bowl of water with a small amount of mild dish soap. If needed, remove dirt around and behind the stone using a soft-bristle baby toothbrush. Place jewelry in a strainer and rinse before thoroughly drying with a lint-free cloth.
For diamonds, rubies or sapphires set in gold or platinum, rinse the jewelry with a drop of ammonia added to water. Do not use ammonia on other gemstones or sterling silver since it can discolor and damage these materials.
Jewelry set with opaque gemstones such as opals, coral and lapis lazuli can collect dirt, especially if worn often. Never use an ultrasonic cleaner or cleaning chemicals such as bleach or ammonia on opaque gemstones. Opaque gemstones should only be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Avoid contact with hair sprays, lotions or perfumes since the chemicals can be absorbed over time and cause discoloration. Please remove jewelry before exercising, gardening or engaging in intense physical activity.
Coral & Turquoise
Please keep your coral & turquoise pieces away from perfumes, hairsprays, household cleaners, chlorine or cosmetics as the chemicals in these items can affect the quality and appearance of your jewelry. Avoid wearing it while showering, swimming or performing intense physical activity. Use a moist, soft cloth to clean your piece. Since turquoise and coral are soft stones, avoid impact with hard surfaces and wear your piece with care.
Black rhodium is a rare type of platinum that’s often plated over silver and gold to create a darker hue. Like any plated finish, it will fade over time and with wear, especially in a design’s elevated areas and sections that come into contact with your skin. Always remove your jewelry at night before you sleep. Since salt, chlorine and other solutions can damage this finish, please remove your jewelry before bathing, swimming or washing your hands.
Like a fine glass sculpture, enamel jewelry is beautiful yet fragile, and can scratch easily. To retain its luster, please do not wipe enamel with either side of a polishing cloth. Avoid exposing enamel to extreme temperatures, cosmetics, lotions, acetone or jewelry cleaners. Protect your jewelry from impact against hard surfaces. Wash enamel with mild soap and water using a soft cloth. After air drying, store it in the provided Syna jewelry pouch.
The best way to maintain your pearls’ luster is to wear them often. The body’s natural oils help maintain their beauty. Please keep your pearls away from perfumes, cosmetics, perspiration, chlorine, salt water, vinegar, ammonia or dirt.
We recommend that you put on your pearls last, after using hair products and perfume. Gently wipe pearls with a slightly damp cloth after wearing them. Never wash pearls with an ultrasonic cleaner. Wash your pearls periodically with mild soap (not detergent) and a soft cloth. Rinse them in clean water and wrap them with a thin, damp cotton towel to dry them.
If pearls come in contact with food or liquid, immediately wipe your jewelry with a soft damp cloth and dry with a towel. Remove your jewelry before exercising. Pearls require humidity. When storing them, make sure the environment is not too dry or they may crack.