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Jewelry Care

July 16th, 2016 -  IMPORTANT - Osteal will be moving.

During this move shipping times will be ONCE a week on Mondays.
- No Rush or Custom orders will be accepted (until further notice)

Please have patience, i will do my best to keep shipping/processing times under 14 days. (excluding sundays & holidays)

There will be NO restocking or new listings during this time. If it's not in stock it will not be available until the End of August (if restocking is available).

PLEASE NOTE - Osteal is CLOSED weekends and will respond to customer emails Mon - Friday


Always remove jewelry before sleeping, bathing, showering, swimming, saunas, hot tubs or any other activity that may cause unnecessary wear on the items.

Bone: Bone is a naturally porous material and will absorb any liquids it comes in contact with.

Be sure to remove bone jewelry before bathing and swimming. Bone will also absorb hair dye & makeup and these colors (depending on how the products were made) may stain the bone permanently.

Copper: Copper oxidizes and darkens when it comes in contact with the air in the environment. It tends to get to a certain dark color but then it doesn’t get any darker.

Tips to Caring for and Cleaning copper jewelry


Patinas (blackened copper): What is a patina?

A patina is the oxidation of the surface layer of a material such as silver or copper. This happens  naturally over time or can be done purposefully using a variety of methods.

Frequent handling and constant wear (wearing during sleep, showers, etc)  can cause the patina to fade more quickly.

We coat our patina'd products in a layer of natural wax to preserve and sustain the finish, but over time this coloring may fade -making your jewelry unique to you.

If at any time your item fades more than you like simply ship it back to us and we'll Re-Do the Patina for you and ship it back to you priority mail!

Hoops: Always follow the instructions, twist open side to side. Never Pull the circle 'open' or 'out' of shape.

As with all handmade items there will be variances and imperfections - we do not see these as 'defects' but feel they add personality.