Jewelry Care

Own a bolo tie or statement ring? Check out the Bolo Tie Styling & Care and Statement Ring Styling & Care guides!

Glass

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 and home accessories) are more at risk.

It's not recommended to swim or shower in Katie Kismet stud earrings. The glass will be fine! But the fixative that adheres the post to the glass won't last as long with repeated exposure to water. 

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

Special note: Due to how they're made, Posy earrings are a slightly more delicate design. Take a little extra care to avoid dropping your Posies.

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

Metals

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

Katie Kismet metals can be polished with a silver cloth, microfiber, or other soft, nonabrasive cloth. (Paper towels and tissues aren't recommended as they contain fibers that can scratch.)

Earring posts are all nickel-free and hypoallergenic. I work to source American-made metals for quality confidence. Most posts are titanium or stainless steel. The Garden Collection features all 14k gold-filled metals (chain and ear hooks) and 22k gold luster accents.

Leather

The natural leather I use is meant to age with time. Over time most scratches and spots will recede as the entire piece of leather develops it's own character. For clamp-style (lever) bolo backs on leather cord, I recommend storing the bolo tie unclamped. This will help avoid making excess clamp indentations on the cord.

Cork

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.