Jewelry Care


How to care for your jewelry

I highly recommend using a professional jewelry tarnish remover and cleaner to keep your pieces looking their best.  I use Sunshine Products jewelry tarnish remover/cleaner. It is all natural, contains no ammonia, acids or alcohol.  It is biodegradable, environmentally friendly and safe to use on all metals.  Over the years,  I have tried many other brands of jewelry cleaners and Iíve found Sunshine Products to be the best on the market. I have this available for purchase at shows.
 How you store your pieces is just as important as cleaning, and can often prevent or delay dirt & tarnishing.  Be sure to store each piece separately from each other, to prevent scratching.  If you do not have a jewelry box with separate compartments,  separate velvet pouches will do the trick!  Sterling Silver will tarnish with exposure to air.  The best way to prevent this is to store silver in a pouch or plastic baggie, away from direct sunlight, where the exposure to air is minimized.  Over time, however, most silver will tarnish some.  Many jewelry stores sell special anti tarnish bags for sterling silver.  This is a good idea!  Also, special jewelry cloths are available to polish sterling silver, and can remove most of the tarnish.  The best way, though, is to prevent tarnish as best you can.  :) 
Be sure to put your jewelry on AFTER applying perfume, hairspray, lotions, and cosmetics.  This will decrease the likelihood of these products coating your pieces.  Be sure to remove your jewelry BEFORE sleeping, swimming, exercising, or house cleaning.   Jewelry can be damaged during these activities, whether it be by physical means or chemical.  At the end of the day, it is a good idea to polish your piece with a soft cloth, to help remove skin oils and such, then store your piece back in it's pouch. 

Professional Tarnish Remover & Jewelry Cleaner Kits

Made in the U.S.A.
Biodegradable; environmentally friendly
Also cleans marble, masonite counter tops and vinyl

Made in the U.S.A.
All Natural
No ammonia, acids or alcohol
Biodegradable; environmentally friendly

Includes a lift tray and brush that helps clean the jewelry.

Cleaning kit includes 2oz Tarnish remover
 and 2 oz Jewelry Cleaner with tray and brush.

As always care must be taken when cleaning fine jewelry.
Many softer and porous stones should not be soaked but simply dipped, brushed and dried thoroughly.
Also may remove paint and dye or soften glues used by jewelers.   



Warranty - Guarantee

All jewelry purchased from Leaning Tree Designs is covered by a one year repair or replacement guarantee for any defect in workmanship that might occur with normal wear.

Should a repair be required due to a defect in workmanship, Leaning Tree Designs will repair such defect without charge for materials and/or labor.

Conditions and limitations.

This warranty is valid only at Leaning Tree Designs. Improper repair or service performed by someone other than Leaning Tree Designs will void this warranty.

This warranty is valid only for products owned by the original purchaser and purchased at Leaning Tree Designs. A proof of purchase documenting the date of purchase must be provided in order to receive warranty service. This warranty excludes coverage for excessive physical and/or accidental abuse, loss and theft of an item, broken, cracked or lost stones. In the unlikely event a stone or finding happens to loosen or fall out, we will tighten, repair or restring the piece during the warranty period. All stones and findings must be returned with the piece. Any missing stones and findings required for proper repairs are not covered.

Due to the fact that watch faces are not made by Leaning Tree Designs they are covered by a 30 day replacement and restring warranty. After 30 days watch repairs are subject to a replacement watch face charge and a restring fee. Workmanship in the band portion of the watch is covered by the one year warranty.

This warranty does not cover the cost of shipping to or from Leaning Tree Designs. This warranty excludes coverage for sizing issues. Returns due to sizing issues will be subject to a restring fee.

Please notify Leaning Tree Designs of any apparent defects upon their discovery to obtain a return authorization. PLEASE DO NOT ship your products to Leaning Tree Designs without prior authorization.

Please contact Carol if you have any questions regarding this warranty. 


Leaning Tree Designs                      carol@leaningtreedesigns.com
PO Box 78
Caroga Lake, NY 12032                    (518) 835-3428
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