Materials Stainless steel is a hard wearing, resiliant material, purpose built to resist corrosion and blemishing. It is thus ideal for jewelry, which must  experience the variety of conditions and all of the wear and tear that comes with travelling on our constantly moving bodies. For the purposes  of our often fine cablery range, stainless steel is also stronger than other metals, which lets us do things like our whisper collection. It’s also  easy to remove dirt from the surface of stainless steel, and easy to clean at home.          Stainless steel is so easy to clean because it is highly unreactive, and is hard wearing because material is not at all easily lost from its surface.  These are the two primary concerns for jewelry when it comes to health matters, since it is either a reaction of the metal with the body (eg: in  new piercings), or a movement of compounds from the jewelry into ones body, which could be problematic. This is why stainless steel is used  in medical equipment, and why it is the safest metal for jewelry production.  Some of our cablery pieces use stainless steel fibers skeletally, which are encased in a silver alloy used in conventional silver jewelry  production. These pieces can be treated in the same ways (cleaning etc.) that other silver jewelry items should be. In most cases treating the  entire piece as one would treat stainless steel is perfectly acceptible. In the past this metalwork product sometimes included cadmium which is  undesirable. Our cablery uses cadmium free silver.   Cleaning Detergent and water should remove most anything that one would expect to get on a cablery item. And we recommend sticking with this type  of cleaning, staying healthy by minimizing exposure to solvents, acids and other chemicals. However, because every aspect of our cablery is  created by metalwork, and because we use no glue, plastic or coatings, you can use pretty much anything to clean the extremely inert  stainless steel. Acetone is probably the best solvent to remove residue, especially oil based. Acetone is not toxic at usual levels of exposure.  Our bodies even make a little of it, and it’s used in some food produciton. But the pure and concentrated chemical can be damaging, and we  suggest that you use acetone cautiously. Immerse the cablery in acetone in a glass container. Remember that acetone evaporates very quickly  so use a lid and work in a ventilated area. The cablery can be soaked as long as is necessary. Though any longer than an hour should not be  necessary.      We offer a jewelry cleaning service, using ultrasonic cleaning for a thorough treatment that does not use toxic chemicals. 
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