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
- 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 a
very soft cloth.
To clean your jewelry, soak it 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 scratching it.
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.
REDUCE POSSIBLE REACTIONS
Remove your jewelry at
night. Avoid wearing during exercise or excessive
- Do not apply excessive lotions while wearing.
- Regularly clean bronze jewelry by wiping with a very soft
Black rhodium is a rare type of platinum that’s often plated over
silver and gold to create a darker hue. Like any plated finish, it
will fade over time and with wear, especially in a design’s elevated
areas and sections that come into contact with your skin.
• Remove your jewelry at night.
• Since salt,
chlorine and other solutions can damage this finish, please remove
your jewelry before bathing, swimming or washing your hands.
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
- Once dried, gently wipe any sterling silver or gold
areas with a very soft cloth.
copper jewelry was believed to possess curative powers and relieve
Copper jewelry will acquire a
patina over time. To clean the naturally-produced patina, simply
wipe with a very soft cloth to remove oils and dirt.
Once cleaned, rinse jewelry with
warm water and dry with a clean towel before storing in the
The use of anti-tarnishing paper
will also help slow down the patina process.
Like a fine glass sculpture, enamel
jewelry is beautiful yet fragile, and can scratch easily.
To retain its luster, please do not
wipe enamel with either side of a David Yurman polishing
- Avoid exposing enamel to extreme temperatures,
cosmetics, lotions, acetone or jewelry cleaner.
your jewelry from impact against hard surfaces.
- Wash enamel
with mild soap and water using a soft cloth. After air drying, store
it in the provided jewelry pouch.
Forged carbon is a mixture of
carbon and resin that is bonded under high temperatures and extreme
pressure to form a very strong, yet lightweight material. It is not
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
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
David Yurman uses supple, yet durable
leather in our collections.
To clean leather, use a damp
sponge, cold water and mild soap. Wipe off excess
- Do not submerge leather in water.
- Allow the leather to dry completely before storing in the
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
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 a
very soft cloth or left unpolished to achieve a beautiful
- 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
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 resin 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
- 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
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 a very soft cloth.
- Please do not use
jewelry cleaner and avoid contact with abrasive materials.