When I meet with customers, one question that I consistently get asked is, “Colleen, how do you suggest I clean my jewelry?” I have so many answers to this question but my go-to solution for a quick shine-up for any of my jewelry is to grab the good ole Dawn Dish Soap. You can find this amazing solution at any major [...]
Oxidized silver is a distinctive black surface treatment and a signature detail of the CMD aesthetic. With wear, it will naturally fade to a really beautiful antique-like finish. To bring your oxidized pieces back to black, you can re-oxidize them at home with our DIY Oxidation Kit [..]
I made this quick video to show you how to put on, wear and preserve your pull-through style earrings. CMD has several pull-through designs, and I always get asked how to best put them on. Most people's first inclination is to pull the ends apart, which will warp your earring [...]
We want your CMD jewelry to stay beautiful and sparkly for years to come. After many requests, we put together a few jewelry care tips that we'll be sharing in the coming weeks. In this new series, let's first talk polishing. We recommend you clean your CMD jewelry periodically, but [...]
Those who know me know that mixing metals is one of my signature aesthetics. I just adore the way that the dark, matte silver pairs with bright gold. Read on to learn how to preserve your oxidized silver jewelry as long as possible, and how to re-create the effect at home! Who doesn't love a good DIY project, anyway?
It can be hard to part ways with a piece even for a short while when it becomes a seamlessly natural extension of your own style and personal expression. However, the truth is, the less you can do to wear the surface off, the longer a gold-fill piece will last.
Pure silver generally needs to be polished and cleaned on a regular basis to prevent tarnish. Similarly, oxidation can be buffed out of the silver over time, especially on pieces you wear often. Rings and bangles are usually subject to more friction, oils, water, and general wear than earrings or necklaces so they’ll likely fade quicker.
We love nothing more than staple, can’t-live-without-it jewelry. Donning our fave pieces dailyis simply the core of CMD. Alas, over time, our sparklers get less sparkly—as all metals tend to do. Never fear, dear readers! We have the perfect, au naturale solution to DIY jewelry cleaning.