Jewelry Care

Own a bolo tie, lariat/hatband or statement ring? Check out thKatie Kismet Styling and Care guides. Keep reading for general care tips.


Store your glass accessories in a soft, protected environment as they can be scratched by other hard items. Most smaller items (like stud earrings) would actually be difficult to break, but larger pieces (such as statement rings, Petal Earrings, and home accessories) are more at risk.

It's not recommended to swim or shower in Katie Kismet. Repeated and/or intense exposure to water may lead to your handmade jewelry becoming a little less awesome.

When traveling, wrap your items in something soft then pack snugly within a firm-sided box or case. To clean the glass, wipe with any microfiber cloth. To really make the glass shine, wipe with a small amount of rubbing alcohol and a lint-free cloth. 

If you experience a problem or break, please reach out to me and we'll discuss what can be done.


When not wearing your jewelry store it in a low-oxygen environment, such as a flannel jewelry bag or sealed plastic bag. Frequent exposure to grooming and cleaning products can be hard on metal finishes and can contribute to tarnishing, so put skin products on before your jewelry.

Katie Kismet metals can be polished with a silver cloth, microfiber, or other soft, nonabrasive cloth. 

Earring posts are all nickel-free and hypoallergenic, and most are sterling silver. This information is noted on each listing. I work to source American-made metals for quality confidence. The Garden Collection features 14k gold-filled metals (chain, ear hooks, some posts) and 22k gold luster accents.

Katie Kismet custom statement ring bands are made from eco-brass. The brass is made from pure recycled copper and zinc (no mystery metals), and because it isn't plated, you can polish your band as often as you like. Brass was also chosen for its strength; a significant asset in an adjustable ring. Learn more about these special bands here.

Ring bands and double-ring bolo backs are adjustable with slight bending of the metal. No metal likes to be bent many times, so use moderation. Size your ring once to the finger you'll most likely wear it on, and use prudence when adjusting the bolo back. If you have a problem with either, let me know!


LEATHER The natural leather I use is meant to age with time and develop character. For clamp-style (lever) bolo backs on leather cord, I recommend storing the bolo tie unclamped. This will help avoid excess clamp indentations on the cord.

CORK is the plant equivalent to leather: it’s durable and wears and feels like leather. Cork is also environmentally friendly, hypoallergenic, water-resistant, stain-resistant, and vegan.

FABRIC cord is standard on the Heart Bolo Tie. Vegan. 

MICROSUEDE cord is soft and strong, and standard on most lariat / hatband styles. Vegan.

Cords are not biodegradable. If you retire your jewelry, please avoid the landfill by using the cord for hair bands, as a type of closure, or as a bow on a gift.


Katie Kismet bandanas are 100% cotton and made in the USA. Wash on cold only when necessary and hang to dry.