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Product Care

Your eGALLERi items is an original work of art and handmade, thus your eGALLERi original should be taken care of according to the instructions received with product purchase. We pride ourselves on using the most natural substances to  create an eGALLERi original, thus we have provided an eGALLERi Product Care Guide below for your online reference and a link to our eGALLERi REPAIR SERVICES if needed.  

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  • eGALLERi Product Care Guide

    Handmade Jewelry - sterling, gold plated, semi-precious stones, leather and natural materials.

To preserve the finish on your sterling silver, gold or naturally made jewelry, store it in a eGALLERi jewelry pouch. Always remove your jewelry before swimming, showering or bathing or cleaning with household chemicals, especially ones containing bleach or ammonia. Be sure to apply hairspray, creams, makeup and fragrance prior to putting on your jewelry.

Sterling:  Clean sterling silver items with a silver polishing cloth for the best shine, or use a soft, pure-cotton cloth. To minimize oxidation, store sterling silver in a anti-tarnish felt pouch and avoid exposure to the most common tarnish-causing elements: humidity, salt, wool, rubber bands, oils on your hands and sulfur in the air (often found in urban pollution). Wipe items clean after wearing before returning them to their pouch. Sterling silver items worn continually will develop a patina—a warm glow with darker areas—as a result of contact with the air and oils in the skin. If you prefer a bright and shiny finish, use polish or a polishing cloth to restore the original shine.

Gold plated, palladium and other precious-metal finishes:  To keep plated jewelry shiny, wipe it clean frequently with a soft cloth and store it in an eGALLERi felt pouch. Fasten bracelet and necklace clasps before storing to prevent tangling. To protect the plated finishes, clean them only with a soft cloth. Do not polish them with any type of jewelry cleaner or use treated cloths, cleaning solutions or solvents. Never let plated jewelry come in contact with abrasive creams, toothpaste, brushes, paper towels or tissue paper, as these can scratch the finish. Always make sure your plated jewelry is dry prior to storing—moisture leads to tarnish.

Leather:  Do not expose leather jewelry to water or any form of moisture, and always make sure your leather jewelry is dry prior to storing—moisture leads to tarnish.

Lake Sunwear:  Rinse with warm water to remove dust particles. Use non-moisturized liquid soap to clean Lake Sunwear. If leather, use a leather conditioner. Dry with a maxi-velvet cleaning cloth.

Handmade Wearables and Bags - made with various types of unique natural fabrics, recycled sail cloth and leathers.

Leather: Leather can be cleaned and restored with a good leather cleaner and moisturizer. Spots should be removed with a leather cleaner. We do not suggest the cleaners or moisturizer be used on ink, grease or oil stains. A brush and eraser should be used to clean our suede and Nubuck products.

Sail Cloth, Silks and Cottons: We make our products with various types of fabrics.  PLEASE follow the instructions included with your purchased product.  If necessary, sail cloth and cotton fabric should be brushed or vacuumed first. Spots should be removed with a fabric cleaner. If necessary you will want to dry clean and/or hand wash your items. Only use spot cleaners on ink, grease or oil stains. Lay flat to dry.

Fine Art - oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, fibers, textiles, imagery and sculpture.

For framing, displaying and care of your purchased eGALLERi original work of art, so PLEASE follow the instructions included with your purchased.

Oil and Acrylic Paintings:  The painting(s) should be professionally framed (without glass) and cleaned with a white cotton damp cloth when necessary. We also recommend gently vacuuming the back of the painting "with brush attachment" to remove dust.

Watercolors, Pastels and all other Medium Paintings:  Unless noted otherwise, these types of paintings should be float matted, framed and placed behind non-reflective glass.

Fiber and Textile Works: These types of art/wall hangings should be gently vacuumed by hand.

Imagery/Photography:  These items should be professional float matted, framed and placed placed behind non-reflective glass.

Sculpture: Although durable, these items should be gently washed with a clean white cotton damp cloth (unless noted otherwise). Sculptures that are intended to be displayed outside will gently weather overtime.

Questions regarding how to care for your eGALLERi original?

Feel free to drop us an email at anytime if you have additional questions about how to care for your item.