Okay... I've had my memorial necklace for about two weeks now. And I've been being really careful with it and not wearing it in the shower or anything (because the website said not too). But now it looks like this (see pics below) and I don't know why or how to fix it or what happened. I'm so sad... it actually looked like this after I'd only worn it for a day. I'm wondering if anyone else has ever had their jewelry from there turn out like this, or if anyone knows how I can fix it. I'm going to email the company/woman that made it... but I want to know if its just a fluke or if everyone's does that and I've been ripped off. I'm so sad because I was so excited to have a memorial of him, but it was shortlived and now its ruined.
Its kinda hard to tell in the pictures but in real life almost the whole thing is black and you can barely read the engraving.
I'm sorry, i have one similar, but it was from labelledame so no advice here as to whether they always do that. I think you're right to email the shop and ask their advice. If they try and fob you off (which i'm sure they wont) we will all go round and headbutt them!
I got a memory bracelet from them (after I read your post) and so far, knock on wood, mine seems to be doing alright. I would definately email them and find out whats going on. It's quite possible that you body chemistry is not compatible. I've had that happen with some jewellery that I've had, I've either turned the item black (or green) or it has left the same color mark on my skin. I hope it works out for you.
I have to ask though, do you find that your memory necklace is bittersweet?? I have it to remember the baby I lost, and at the same time, everytime I look at it, I remember the baby I lost and I get sad....
I'll Love You Forever, I'll Like You For Always, As Long As I'm Living, My Baby You'll Be
I am really sorry that happened. One thing I do, because I have sensitive skin too, and yes, your body chemicals could cause different reactions to jewelery, but with rings, I use clear nail polish on the side closest to my skin, to prevent any tarnishing or discoloration from happenening.
I really hope that the lady will refund you or redo another one.
Yes it is sterling silver... that's why I was so suprised that it turned all tarnished like that. All my jewelry is sterling silver (at least the stuff that I wear often) and I've never had any of it react like that.
I emailed the company and they pretty much just brushed me off by email me the 'care and cleaning' page from their website. Anyway I went out and got some jewelry cleaner and a polishing cloth (I think its called). The cleaner didn't do anything, but I tried the polishing cloth... and it worked! I had to clean it for a while, and I turned the whole cloth black but it finally came clean and looks just like new! I was so happy.
Tampatha: I understand what you're saying... In a way its bittersweet, but I think for the most part it makes me happy. I feel that when I'm wearing it, its like I can keep him near me... I polish it everyday, and its almost like I'm taking care of him.
I find myself touching it a lot, whenever I'm around pregnant women or people are talking about their children. Its kind of a reminder to me, that I'm a mommy too, as well as a memory of him. As much as I wish I had no reason to need a memory necklace... it makes me happy still.