BASIC JEWELRY CARE
David Yurman 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 piece. We
have also provided specific tips for individual collections such as
Albion®, DY Bel Aire and Supernova.
As a general rule of thumb, we recommend that you bring your
jewelry to a David Yurman boutique for professional cleaning once a
year. When not in use, please store the design in the provided pouch.
METALS & MATERIALS
Tarnishing is a natural reaction when sterling silver is in the
presence of salt water, air pollutants or everyday items that contain
sulfur, such as leather, rubber and chlorine. To remove any tarnish,
we recommend routinely wiping your sterling silver jewelry with the
white side of a David Yurman polishing cloth. Regular wear of David
Yurman sterling silver jewelry can also help prevent tarnishing.
CARING FOR YOUR JEWELRY:
• Remove heavy tarnish with warm water, mild soap and a clean, soft
cotton or flannel cloth, a special sterling silver cleaning cloth or a
very soft-bristle brush like a baby toothbrush.
• Silver polish or dip-style cleaning solutions are not recommended.
GOLD & PLATINUM
Gold and platinum are naturally tarnish resistant, but can lose
their luster over time. To maintain their shine, routinely wipe your
jewelry with the white side of a David Yurman polishing cloth.
To clean your jewelry, soak each piece 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.
Because aluminum is more fragile than other metals like sterling
silver, please wear your aluminum jewelry with care to avoid
Bronze is an alloy made predominantly from
copper. Some people may have a reaction to the metal since oxygen,
skin oils and copper can mix to produce copper carbonate, which could
slightly discolor the skin. This is harmless and can be easily washed
off with soap and water. However, people with particularly sensitive
skin may not be able to wear copper and bronze.
TIPS TO REDUCE POSISBLE REACTIONS:
Remove your jewelry at night.
Avoid wearing during exercise or excessive
Do not apply excessive lotions
Regularly clean bronze jewelry
with the white side of a David Yurman polishing cloth.
Throughout history, copper jewelry was
believed to possess curativepowers and relieve pain. Copper jewelry
will acquire a patina over time. To clean the naturally-produced
patina, simply use a polishing cloth to remove oils and dirt. Once
cleaned, rinse jewelry with warm water and dry with a clean towel
before storing in the supplied pouch. Also, the use of anti-tarnishing
paper will help slow down the patina process.
Ceramic and ceramic coatings are strong, but
can be fragile if hit against or dropped on hard surfaces such as
concrete, metal or wood. Please protect your jewelry from impact
against such surfaces. To clean your ceramic jewelry, wash it with
mild soap and water before letting it air dry. Once dried, gently wipe
any sterling silver or gold areas with the white side of a DY
Like a fine glass sculpture, enamel jewelry is
beautiful yet fragile, and can scratch easily. To retain its luster,
please do not wipe it with either side of a David Yurman polishing
cloth, and avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures, cosmetics,
lotions, acetone, or jewelry cleaner. Wash it with mild soap and water
using a soft cloth. After air drying, store it in the provided jewelry
Forged carbon is a mixture of carbon and resin
that is bonded under extreme temperatures and pressure to form a very
strong, yet lightweight material. It is not metal.
CARING FOR YOUR JEWELRY:
• Clean forged carbon with water and diluted dish soap.
• The silver or gold parts of the jewelry can be polished; however,
forged carbon cannot be polished.
• Forged carbon is scratch resistant. However, like many hard
objects, it can be scratched or damaged if impacted in the right
place. Scratches can produce a white powdery residue, which can easily
be removed through light rubbing with a soft cloth.
David Yurman uses supple, yet durable leather in our collections. To
clean it, use a damp sponge, cold water and mild soap. Wipe off excess
moisture. Do not submerge leather in water. Allow the leather to dry
completely before storing in the supplied pouch.
Avoid getting nylon wet to prevent fading or
To maintain resin’s luster, avoid exposing your jewelry to extreme
temperatures, cosmetics, lotions, acetone or jewelry cleaner. Protect
it from impact against hard surfaces. Resin can be cleaned with mild
soap, water and a soft cloth.
Hand wash rubber often with mild soap and water to remove any oils,
lotions and dirt. Remove excess dirt with a white high-polymer eraser
or moisten a cotton ball or swab with rubbing alcohol and gently wipe
in a circular motion. Clean rubber with a soft brush only when
absolutely necessary, as this can shorten the lifespan of the
Clean stainless steel and darkened stainless steel with warm water
and mild soap. Dry with a clean towel.
Lightweight yet exceptionally strong, titanium is resilient, but may
show wear over time. To clean your titanium jewelry, use mild soap and
warm water. Remove any tarnish by gently wiping it with the white side
of a David Yurman polishing cloth. Please do not use home.
Over time, the surface of meteorite naturally darkens due to its
high iron content. While we have employed several measures to prevent
oxidization, this patina is unique to the stone, adding to its beauty
and proving its authenticity.
CARING FOR YOUR JEWELRY:
• To preserve the stone’s etched finish, avoid contact with abrasive
surfaces, corrosive chemicals, cleaning products, chlorine or salt
water. If exposed to any of these items, rinse meteorite with water
for a few minutes and dry it thoroughly with a paper towel.
• Meteorite can be polished with the white side of a David Yurman
polishing cloth or left unpolished to achieve a beautiful patina.
• To restore the unique Widmanstätten (crosshatched) pattern to its
full brilliance, please bring your jewelry to a David Yurman boutique
or authorized retailer for a professional cleaning. The meteorite
should be recoated by an authorized DY repair center every two
to three years depending on the amount of wear.
Never use silver cleaner on meteorite.
GEMSTONES AND PEARLS
DIAMONDS & TRANSLUCENT GEMSTONES
Crystalline gemstones such as 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
DYED SEA BAMBOO
Because sea bamboo is naturally soft and porous, please keep your
jewelry away from perfume, hairspray or other chemicals. Avoid wearing
it while showering, swimming or performing intense physical activity.
Use a moist, soft cloth to clean your piece.
Black, green or grey orchid gemstones—the combination of amethyst,
citrine or crystal with hematine—create an especially dramatic play of
colors. To maintain their beauty, do not clean them with silver
polish, steam or ultrasonic machines. To remove dirt, wipe them with
the white side of a DY polishing cloth. Avoid exposing the gemstones
Jewelry set with opaque gemstones such as opals, coral and lapis
lazuli can collect dirt, especially if worn often.
CARING FOR YOUR JEWELRY:
• 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.
The best way to maintain your pearls’ luster is to
wear them often. The body’s natural oils help maintain their beauty.
Pearls should not be layered with other jewelry as they can become
scratched or damaged.
CARING FOR YOUR JEWELRY:
• 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.
• Pearl strands should be restrung every two years if worn regularly
or when the string becomes dirty.
Please keep your turquoise design away from perfumes, household
cleaners, chlorine (remove jewelry before swimming in chlorinated
pools) or cosmetics as the chemicals in these items can affect
the quality and appearance of your jewelry. Since turquoise is a
softer stone, avoid impact with hard surfaces and wear your piece with
Clean your Albion jewelry with hot soapy water and a soft
toothbrush. Rinse with hot water and let air dry.
Some Albion earrings have been specially designed to be worn on both
pierced and non-pierced ears. For pierced ears, flip up the posts so
that they are perpendicular to the earrings and close them with the
omega backs. For non-pierced ears, the earrings convert to clip-ons
when you flip the posts down so that they lay in their grooves. Please
note that the posts will never lay perfectly flush against the earring
backs and should not be forced into position.
A more recent version of these Albion earrings can be permanently
converted to clip-ons by removing the posts—an adjustment that our
brand ambassadors can perform in any of our stores. To inquire about
which version of the earrings you have purchased, please call Customer
Care at 1-888-398-7626 or visit your nearest David Yurman
Designed to evoke the brilliant stars for which they are named, the
Supernova Collection features bursts of 18K gold hand set with
diamonds. Its sparkling rays can catch on fabric, so please be careful
when putting on and removing clothing. Avoid layering your Supernova
designs with other jewelry since metal can bend or damage the spokes.
To clean, soak in warm water with a small amount of mild soap before
removing dirt with a soft brush.
Rinse under warm running water, and pat dry with a soft, lint-free
cloth. Store each piece in its provided pouch and box. Do not place it
in a pouch with other jewelry.
DY BEL AIRE
To properly care for your design, do not polish it with a DY
polishing cloth and avoid excessive wear to protect its colored
coating. Also avoid perfumes, chemicals, cosmetics, hair products and
UV exposure to maintain the original, striking hues of the piece.