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Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver

$76.00




Mary Oliver: "Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable."





Quote Necklace, handcrafted.  Each sterling silver pendant measures 1/8" x 1" (25mm).  Available in sterling silver and 14kt gold vermeil.  

 

 

 

 

 


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Retail purchases are shipped in a custom Chocolate and Steel jewelry quote card and then boxed, perfect for gift giving and storing your jewelry.  (sample shown) Wholesale purchases are shipped on a jewelry card in a cellophane sleeve.  Jewelry boxes are available upon request.

Sterling silver tarnishes over timeOver time, any sterling silver jewelry piece exposed to air will tarnish. Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. It’s the copper that causes sterling silver to tarnish. The copper reacts to moisture and sulfur in the air, causing the tarnishing reaction.

Tarnishing will happen quicker when the jewelry comes into contact with creams, perfume, sulphur, salty air, hairspray, chlorine and acidic skin ph.  Sunlight can cause silver to tarnish as well.  The amount of tarnish is dependent on the skin and the habits of the wearer.  Tarnishing is not a sign of poor quality.

To reduce tarnishing, when you aren’t wearing your jewelry, store your pieces individually in small bags, removing as much air as possible. You may also want to put a small strip of anti-tarnish paper in each bag with the jewelry.

 

There are a few other things you may try when looking for ways to prevent your sterling silver jewelry from tarnishing:

 

Store jewelry with chalk: If you throw a few pieces of chalk in with your sterling silver, the chalk will absorb the moisture and help prevent tarnishing.

Use silica packs: When you buy new clothing or shoes, sometimes you’ll find silica packs in with them. Hold onto these and toss them in your jewelry box. They’re great for absorbing moisture!

Anti-tarnish cloths: Lining your jewelry box with anti-tarnish cloths is a great idea. These cloths absorb sulfur and moisture from the air and are usually chemically treated to prevent tarnish.

 

Polishing a tarnished silver bangle

Wear it often: Believe it or not, your skin’s natural oils will help keep silver jewelry shiny.

If you’re looking at a piece of jewelry that is darkened or appears dirty, then your silver has tarnished; but, there’s no need to neglect this piece or get rid of it!

This bangle just needed some tarnish removal- do you see the spot where it was polished?

 

Soap and water: Warm water and a mild, ammonia- and phosphate-free dishwashing soap should be your first line of defense.

Baking soda and water: Make a paste of baking soda and water and use a clean cloth to apply a pea-sized amount to the silver and polish. For etched, stamped or detailed items, thin the paste with more water and use a clean, soft-bristled toothbrush to get the cracks and crevices. Run the silver piece or pieces under running warm water, and dry with a clean cloth.

Olive oil and lemon juice: Mix 1/2 cup lemon juice with 1 tsp. olive oil in a bowl large enough to hold the cleaning solution and a small microfiber cloth. Dip the cloth in the solution and wring it out so that it doesn’t drip, then polish the silver, rinse, and dry.

Ketchup: Leave a generous amount on the piece for 5-10 minutes, rinse and dry. 

Speed Dip Cleaner: has chemicals and harmful vapors, but it gets the job done to remove stubborn tarnish.

Simple Shine Cleaner : A less harmful jewelry cleaner that you can purchase at most drug stores.

Polishing silver jewelry with a sunshine cloth

 

Sunshine Cloth: Works great for polishing!

 

 For GOLD VERMEIL jewelry gently clean with a mild soap and water.  You can also buff very gently with a 100% cotton cloth.

At Chocolate and Steel, we're committed to making business choices that contribute to a healthy environment, support local economy, and make the world a better place.

Jewelry studio using recycled sterling silver

ENVIRONMENT

The Chocolate and Steel studio makes every effort to tread lightly on our planet.  The studio is powered by wind and solar energy through a program offered by our utility company.  We use recycled paper goods for our packaging and store and reuse any other shipping materials we receive.  The studio is stocked with reusable plates & utensils so nothing is thrown away.

MATERIALS

Our manufacturing processes are also eco-friendly. All jewelry pieces are made with recycled sterling silver, even the gold vermeil option is recycled sterling silver with 14kt gold over it.  We avoid harsh chemicals in our manufacturing whenever possible.  And any pieces that do not pass our quality control are melted down and refined to be used again.  In addition, all of our jewelry is nickel free.

Our packaging is made with recyclable materials, including compostable bags for our wholesale accounts. 

MADE IN THE USA

All of our jewelry is made in the USA, even our chains are manufactured here in the states.  By keeping all aspects of our process in the US we help support our local economy.  Many of our employees are parents so our studio hours support the schedule needed to juggle both a career and a family.

Your satisfaction is our biggest concern.  

Do not hesitate to contact us if there is an issue with your purchase. 

Returns/Exchanges are accepted within 30 days of purchase. Email us for return instructions at retail@chocolateandsteel.com

Custom orders are not returnable/exchangeable.

Your purchase is guaranteed for 1 year.  Any repairs will be done free of charge. If an item cannot be repaired or is out of stock, you will be offered an exchange.

After 1 year from purchase, repairs are available for a small fee.

We also offer cleaning and resizing of your jewelry.  

Our jewelry is always packaged ready for gift giving. If you would like to include a handwritten card, leave a note at checkout with instructions.

Chocolate and Steel packaging

Care Instructions

Sterling silver tarnishes over timeOver time, any sterling silver jewelry piece exposed to air will tarnish. Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. It’s the copper that causes sterling silver to tarnish. The copper reacts to moisture and sulfur in the air, causing the tarnishing reaction.

Tarnishing will happen quicker when the jewelry comes into contact with creams, perfume, sulphur, salty air, hairspray, chlorine and acidic skin ph.  Sunlight can cause silver to tarnish as well.  The amount of tarnish is dependent on the skin and the habits of the wearer.  Tarnishing is not a sign of poor quality.

To reduce tarnishing, when you aren’t wearing your jewelry, store your pieces individually in small bags, removing as much air as possible. You may also want to put a small strip of anti-tarnish paper in each bag with the jewelry.

 

There are a few other things you may try when looking for ways to prevent your sterling silver jewelry from tarnishing:

 

Store jewelry with chalk: If you throw a few pieces of chalk in with your sterling silver, the chalk will absorb the moisture and help prevent tarnishing.

Use silica packs: When you buy new clothing or shoes, sometimes you’ll find silica packs in with them. Hold onto these and toss them in your jewelry box. They’re great for absorbing moisture!

Anti-tarnish cloths: Lining your jewelry box with anti-tarnish cloths is a great idea. These cloths absorb sulfur and moisture from the air and are usually chemically treated to prevent tarnish.

 

Polishing a tarnished silver bangle

Wear it often: Believe it or not, your skin’s natural oils will help keep silver jewelry shiny.

If you’re looking at a piece of jewelry that is darkened or appears dirty, then your silver has tarnished; but, there’s no need to neglect this piece or get rid of it!

This bangle just needed some tarnish removal- do you see the spot where it was polished?

 

Soap and water: Warm water and a mild, ammonia- and phosphate-free dishwashing soap should be your first line of defense.

Baking soda and water: Make a paste of baking soda and water and use a clean cloth to apply a pea-sized amount to the silver and polish. For etched, stamped or detailed items, thin the paste with more water and use a clean, soft-bristled toothbrush to get the cracks and crevices. Run the silver piece or pieces under running warm water, and dry with a clean cloth.

Olive oil and lemon juice: Mix 1/2 cup lemon juice with 1 tsp. olive oil in a bowl large enough to hold the cleaning solution and a small microfiber cloth. Dip the cloth in the solution and wring it out so that it doesn’t drip, then polish the silver, rinse, and dry.

Ketchup: Leave a generous amount on the piece for 5-10 minutes, rinse and dry. 

Speed Dip Cleaner: has chemicals and harmful vapors, but it gets the job done to remove stubborn tarnish.

Simple Shine Cleaner : A less harmful jewelry cleaner that you can purchase at most drug stores.

Polishing silver jewelry with a sunshine cloth

 

Sunshine Cloth: Works great for polishing!

 

 For GOLD VERMEIL jewelry gently clean with a mild soap and water.  You can also buff very gently with a 100% cotton cloth.

Our Commitment

At Chocolate and Steel, we're committed to making business choices that contribute to a healthy environment, support local economy, and make the world a better place.

Jewelry studio using recycled sterling silver

ENVIRONMENT

The Chocolate and Steel studio makes every effort to tread lightly on our planet.  The studio is powered by wind and solar energy through a program offered by our utility company.  We use recycled paper goods for our packaging and store and reuse any other shipping materials we receive.  The studio is stocked with reusable plates & utensils so nothing is thrown away.

MATERIALS

Our manufacturing processes are also eco-friendly. All jewelry pieces are made with recycled sterling silver, even the gold vermeil option is recycled sterling silver with 14kt gold over it.  We avoid harsh chemicals in our manufacturing whenever possible.  And any pieces that do not pass our quality control are melted down and refined to be used again.  In addition, all of our jewelry is nickel free.

Our packaging is made with recyclable materials, including compostable bags for our wholesale accounts. 

MADE IN THE USA

All of our jewelry is made in the USA, even our chains are manufactured here in the states.  By keeping all aspects of our process in the US we help support our local economy.  Many of our employees are parents so our studio hours support the schedule needed to juggle both a career and a family.

Quality Guarantee

Your satisfaction is our biggest concern.  

Do not hesitate to contact us if there is an issue with your purchase. 

Returns/Exchanges are accepted within 30 days of purchase. Email us for return instructions at retail@chocolateandsteel.com

Custom orders are not returnable/exchangeable.

Your purchase is guaranteed for 1 year.  Any repairs will be done free of charge. If an item cannot be repaired or is out of stock, you will be offered an exchange.

After 1 year from purchase, repairs are available for a small fee.

We also offer cleaning and resizing of your jewelry.  

Packaging

Our jewelry is always packaged ready for gift giving. If you would like to include a handwritten card, leave a note at checkout with instructions.

Chocolate and Steel packaging