Elizabeth Garvin Design

Cleaning instructions for Vine pieces :

Step 1; wash piece with soap and water, using a bristle brush to clean satin surfaces.

Step 2; if brushed finish on silver buds is tarnished, clean with liquid tarnish dip applied with a cotton swab.

Step 3; wash again as above.

Wires can be polished using a polishing cloth. Do not submerge entire piece in liquid dip. For vermeil buds, do step 1 only, then polish wires with polishing cloth if needed. Never use a polishing cloth on matte, satin or vermeil surfaces.

Cleaning instructions for all perforated pieces:

Step 1; wash piece with soap and water, using a bristle brush to clean satin surfaces.

Step 2; if tarnished, rub tarnished areas using liquid tarnish dip applied with a cotton swab.

Step 3; wash again as above.

Vermeil needs only step 1. Polished surfaces can be cleaned with a polishing cloth. Never use a polishing cloth on matte, satin or vermeil surfaces.

Cleaning instructions for striped and two-tone pieces:

Step 1; wash piece with soap and water, using a bristle brush to clean satin surfaces.

Step 2; if satin silver is tarnished, clean with liquid tarnish dip applied with a cotton swab. Rub repeatedly along silver stripes, avoiding the gold or black surfaces. Do not submerge.

Step 3; wash again as above.

Polished surfaces can be cleaned with a polishing cloth. Never use a polishing cloth on matte, satin or vermeil surfaces.

Cleaning instructions for DZ pieces:

Step 1; wash piece with soap and water, using a bristle brush to clean satin surfaces and stones.

Step 2; if satin silver is tarnished, clean with liquid tarnish dip applied with a cotton swab. Triple deckers may need to be submerged occasionally, [for 5 seconds only].

Step 3; wash again as above, brushing hard-to-reach interiors carefully.

Polished surfaces can be cleaned with a polishing cloth. Never use a polishing cloth on matte, satin or vermeil surfaces.

Cleaning instructions for pieces with contrasting surfaces:

Step 1; wash piece with soap and water, using a bristle brush to clean satin surfaces.

Step 2; if matte background is tarnished, clean with liquid tarnish dip applied with a cotton swab Do not submerge.

Step 3; wash again as above.

Raised, polished surfaces can be cleaned using a polishing cloth. Lay cloth over palm of hand for convex forms, or a finger tip for concave forms, and rub the piece in a circular motion. Do not contact cloth to matte background. Vermeil needs only step 1. Never use a polishing cloth on matte, satin or vermeil surfaces.