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Product Care Information

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Jewelry & Accessories

Product Care
Information

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Jewelry & Accessories

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.

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.

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Metals & Materials

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Metals & Materials

STERLING SILVER

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.
 

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.
     

 

ALUMINUM

Because aluminum is more fragile than other metals like sterling silver, please wear your aluminum jewelry with care to avoid scratching it. 

 


BRONZE

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 POSSIBLE REACTIONS
 

  • Remove your jewelry at night.Avoid wearing during exercise or excessive sweating.
  • Do not apply excessive lotions while wearing.
  • Regularly clean bronze jewelry with the white side of a David Yurman polishing cloth.


 

CERAMIC

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.
 

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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 polishing cloth.



COPPER

Throughout history, copper jewelry was believed to possess curative powers and relieve pain.


CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.
  • The use of anti-tarnishing paper will also help slow down the patina process.

 

 

ENAMEL

Like a fine glass sculpture, enamel jewelry is beautiful yet fragile, and can scratch easily.

CARE TIPS
 

  • To retain its luster, please do not wipe enamel with either side of a David Yurman polishing cloth.
  • Avoid exposing enamel to extreme temperatures, cosmetics, lotions, acetone or jewelry cleaner.
  • Protect 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

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 metal.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.
     

 

LEATHER

David Yurman uses supple, yet durable leather in our collections.

CARE TIPS
 

  • To clean leather, 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.

 

 

METEORITE

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.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.



NYLON

Avoid getting nylon wet to prevent fading or fraying.

 

RESIN

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.

 

 

RUBBER

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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 material.

 

 

STAINLESS STEEL

Clean stainless steel and darkened stainless steel with warm water and mild soap. Dry with a clean towel.
  
 

TITANIUM

Lightweight yet exceptionally strong, titanium is resilient, but may show wear over time.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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 jewelry cleaner and avoid contact with abrasive materials. 

STERLING SILVER

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.
 

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.
     

 

ALUMINUM

Because aluminum is more fragile than other metals like sterling silver, please wear your aluminum jewelry with care to avoid scratching it. 

 


BRONZE

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 POSSIBLE REACTIONS
 

  • Remove your jewelry at night.Avoid wearing during exercise or excessive sweating.
  • Do not apply excessive lotions while wearing.
  • Regularly clean bronze jewelry with the white side of a David Yurman polishing cloth.


 

CERAMIC

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.
 

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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 polishing cloth.



COPPER

Throughout history, copper jewelry was believed to possess curative powers and relieve pain.


CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.
  • The use of anti-tarnishing paper will also help slow down the patina process.

 

 

ENAMEL

Like a fine glass sculpture, enamel jewelry is beautiful yet fragile, and can scratch easily.

CARE TIPS
 

  • To retain its luster, please do not wipe enamel with either side of a David Yurman polishing cloth.
  • Avoid exposing enamel to extreme temperatures, cosmetics, lotions, acetone or jewelry cleaner.
  • Protect 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

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 metal.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.
     

 

LEATHER

David Yurman uses supple, yet durable leather in our collections.

CARE TIPS

  • To clean leather, 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.

 

 

METEORITE

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.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.



NYLON

Avoid getting nylon wet to prevent fading or fraying.


RESIN 

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.

 

 

RUBBER

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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 material.

 

 

STAINLESS STEEL

Clean stainless steel and darkened stainless steel with warm water and mild soap. Dry with a clean towel.
  
 

TITANIUM

Lightweight yet exceptionally strong, titanium is resilient, but may show wear over time.

CARE TIPS

  • 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 jewelry cleaner and avoid contact with abrasive materials. 

Gemstones & 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.
 

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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 these materials.

 


DYED SEA BAMBOO

Often used in place of depleted red coral, sea bamboo is a type of coral with striated bands similar to those of the bamboo plant.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.

 


LAYERED GEMSTONES

Black, green or grey orchid gemstones—the combination of amethyst, citrine or crystal with hematine—create an especially dramatic play of colors.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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 to heat.

 


OPAQUE GEMSTONES

Jewelry set with opaque gemstones such as opals, coral and lapis lazuli can collect dirt, especially if worn often.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.

 


PEARLS

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.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.

 


TURQUOISE

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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 care.

Gemstones & 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.
 

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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 these materials.

 


DYED SEA BAMBOO

Often used in place of depleted red coral, sea bamboo is a type of coral with striated bands similar to those of the bamboo plant.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.

 


LAYERED GEMSTONES

Black, green or grey orchid gemstones—the combination of amethyst, citrine or crystal with hematine—create an especially dramatic play of colors.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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 to heat.

 


OPAQUE GEMSTONES

Jewelry set with opaque gemstones such as opals, coral and lapis lazuli can collect dirt, especially if worn often.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.

 


PEARLS

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.

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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.

 


TURQUOISE

CARE TIPS
 

  • 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 care.

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    Collections

    ALBION®

    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.
     

    CARE TIPS
     

    • Clean your Albion jewelry with hot soapy water and a soft toothbrush. Rinse with hot water and let air dry.

     


    DY BEL AIRE

    CARE TIPS
     

    • To properly care for your design, do not polish it with a DY polishing cloth and avoid excessive wear to protect its colored coating.
    • Avoid perfumes, chemicals, cosmetics, hair products and UV exposure to maintain the original, striking hues of the piece.

     


    SUPERNOVA

    Designed to evoke the brilliant stars for which they are named, the Supernova Collection features bursts of 18K gold hand set with diamonds.

    CARE TIPS
     

    • Supernova’s 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.

    Collections

    ALBION®

    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.
     

    CARE TIPS

    • Clean your Albion jewelry with hot soapy water and a soft toothbrush. Rinse with hot water and let air dry.

     


    DY BEL AIRE

    CARE TIPS

    • To properly care for your design, do not polish it with a DY polishing cloth and avoid excessive wear to protect its colored coating.
    • Avoid perfumes, chemicals, cosmetics, hair products and UV exposure to maintain the original, striking hues of the piece.

     


    SUPERNOVA

    Designed to evoke the brilliant stars for which they are named, the Supernova Collection features bursts of 18K gold hand set with diamonds.

    CARE TIPS
     

  • Supernova’s 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.