Care of Jewelry & Accessories
We take pride in the quality of our craftsmanship and create our designs to ensure lasting beauty! Instead of passing down an outdated bridal gown or veil, we believe there should be timeless heirlooms that live beyond the wedding day and can be passed down for generations! Many of the materials and processes involve couture techniques, which make for exquisitely original pieces, but do require some special care:
Genuine Flowers & Other Preserved Natural Elements:
For designs that incorporate our carefully selected genuine preserved flowers and other natural elements (e.g., Enchantment Collection, Seaside Collection), we have developed an innovative process that is exclusive to House of Cach Bridal, within which we hand-paint and preserve these beautiful natural specimens to make lasting heirloom pieces!
Here are some tips on how to care for your bridal piece to make it live way beyond your wedding day:
- Please carefully shield your accessories from hair spray, chemicals and make up. Hair spray leaves a sticky film that attracts and holds onto dirt and it is difficult and sometimes impossible to clean off. Chemicals and cleaning detergents can damage the finish on your design permanently.
- Clean/dust items off with a soft clean dry cloth.
- Please always put each piece back into it’s original packaging and store in a cool, dark, dry place. Storing in exposure to sunlight, heat, & humidity will limit the life span of these pieces.
- If you have any questions, or you would like us to clean your accessory, please contact us.
Metal Jewelry and Accessories:
Most of our metal jewelry is either plated in 18K gold, imitation rhodium (silver) or sterling silver. Neither the gold nor the imitation rhodium plating will tarnish. Sterling silver, however, will always tarnish in time, and the normal tarnishing process will be accelerated with exposure to air and humidity.
Here are some general care instructions for your metal based accessories:
- If you begin to notice a yellowish hue on sterling silver items, you can remove this tarnish using a jewelry polishing cloth, (we recommend the Sunshine Polishing Cloth or similar) which you may use to shine all metal items. Please don’t put water onto the cloth. It only works dry. DO NOT use the polishing cloth on: Preserved Flowers, Leather, Freshwater Pearls, Crystals, Rhinestones, or gemstones.
- Keep all items in the original packaging and store in a cool, dry place.
- Please refrain from spraying hair spray directly onto the pieces. Hair spray leaves a sticky film that attracts and holds onto dirt and it is difficult and sometimes impossible to clean off. Also avoid contact with perfume or any other chemicals or make-up.
How to clean Freshwater Pearls & Crystals:
- Use a clean soft cloth to dust them off.
- If necessary you may use a slightly damp cloth. Please only use a very small amount of water – DO NOT use cleaning, polishing agent or polishing cloth. Genuine pearls will loose their beautiful shine when they come into contact with any chemical agents.
- Please refrain from spraying hair spray directly onto the pieces. Hair spray leaves a sticky film that attracts and holds onto dirt and it is difficult and sometimes impossible to clean the off the items. Also avoid contact with perfume or any other chemicals or make-up.
Care of Leather:
We only use the finest and softest Italian designer leathers (which is what gives our designs that beautiful, soft feel) but it also makes the items more prone to permanent marks and stains.
- Use a clean soft cloth to dust the designs off.
- You may use leather wipes (such as Weiman Leather Wipes), to clean and condition the leather while being careful to avoid contact with all of the decorative components of the piece.
- Please refrain from spraying hair spray directly onto the pieces. It will stain the leather. Also avoid contact with perfume or any other chemicals or make-up.
- Please refrain from putting hairpins across the leather. It may leave a permanent mark. If necessary we suggest you put bobby pins across the comb portion of the headband. Many custom pieces will incorporate discreet loops specifically for bobby pins, which will not impact the leather or the look of the design.