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Limited Edition Emerald Marquis Gemstone Necklace
Limited Edition Emerald Marquis Gemstone Necklace
Limited Edition Emerald Marquis Gemstone Necklace
Limited Edition Emerald Marquis Gemstone Necklace
Limited Edition Emerald Marquis Gemstone Necklace
Limited Edition Emerald Marquis Gemstone Necklace
Limited Edition Emerald Marquis Gemstone Necklace
Limited Edition Emerald Marquis Gemstone Necklace

Limited Edition Emerald Marquis Gemstone Necklace

$60.00

 This gemstone necklace is one of a kind.  That's what makes it so special.  I tried to capture the beauty of the emerald in pictures, but the more you look and the closer you get (in person) you realize how gorgeous this stone is. 

May birthstone, emerald is known as "the stone of successful love." It promotes friendship, balance between partners and helps us to regain hope in love and life.

It is hung on a 14kt gold fill chain.

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.  The gold vermeil is sterling silver with a heavy coating of "eco gold," which is a technique that does not require harsh chemicals in the plating process. 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.  

When you buy from us, you are in for a treat. We have beautiful “ready to gift” packages. Every piece of jewelry comes carded on a custom chocolate and steel card that is then put in a jewelry box. The jewelry box is gift wrapped with dried flowers and a unique letterpress gift card, tucked on top of every box so you are instantly ready to gift it. Our first series of letterpress cards feature a quote by Mr. Rogers. Stay tuned to see the next collection of letterpress cards and collect them all.

Chocolate and Steel packagingChocolate and Steel packaging

From the moment your jewelry arrives in the mail you glimpse the original art of golden and blush poppies, then are nudged to "never forget how wildly capable you are", to an unboxing like never before. You will smile once you receive your piece of handmade jewelry in our super pretty mailers. You will love your unique unboxing experience.

Our packaging is made from sustainably sourced materials and is 100% recyclable. The flowers are compostable. There is so much waste generated in commerce and we are committed to reduce it.

Chocolate and Steel packagingChocolate 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.  The gold vermeil is sterling silver with a heavy coating of "eco gold," which is a technique that does not require harsh chemicals in the plating process. 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

When you buy from us, you are in for a treat. We have beautiful “ready to gift” packages. Every piece of jewelry comes carded on a custom chocolate and steel card that is then put in a jewelry box. The jewelry box is gift wrapped with dried flowers and a unique letterpress gift card, tucked on top of every box so you are instantly ready to gift it. Our first series of letterpress cards feature a quote by Mr. Rogers. Stay tuned to see the next collection of letterpress cards and collect them all.

Chocolate and Steel packagingChocolate and Steel packaging

From the moment your jewelry arrives in the mail you glimpse the original art of golden and blush poppies, then are nudged to "never forget how wildly capable you are", to an unboxing like never before. You will smile once you receive your piece of handmade jewelry in our super pretty mailers. You will love your unique unboxing experience.

Our packaging is made from sustainably sourced materials and is 100% recyclable. The flowers are compostable. There is so much waste generated in commerce and we are committed to reduce it.

Chocolate and Steel packagingChocolate and Steel packaging