Swooning over New Mermaid Necklace Sets

We’ve all spent our heads in the clouds wishing over a day spent under the sea with a long tail and endless fish pals. Mermaids, as cool as they are, embody the idea of beauty and the ocean. Who wouldn’t want to live in harmony with the colorful and vivid coral reefs?

Inspired by the Sea

Jinja Jewelry would like to make a tribute to the fun, free-spirited mermaids. Whether you’re a child or busy adult, we can all admit to the wonders of what life would be like beneath the waves. Our mermaid necklace sets are made of iridescent colors that glow and sparkle in light. The mermaid necklace sets are available in pink, light blue, and blue/green colors.

Diving into our New Dolphin Necklace

Diving into our New Dolphin Necklace

What is the first thing you think of when you envision a beautiful sunset hanging over the ocean? If it doesn’t include dolphins chasing passing boats and sails, then you’re likely not as big of a coastal fan as we are. Dolphins are fun and sociable spirits, always stealing the hearts of young children and admiring adults with their playful noises and dives.

Dolphin Necklace and Earrings

Our new dolphin necklace design and earrings wrap up this vision of the perfect ocean settling into a circular, elegant pendant. The iridescence of the dolphin necklaces and earrings add a fun touch to the overall feel of the piece. Each color glimmers in the light just as the waves sparkle off the dwindling sun of the day.

The Story of Matching Rings

A Grandmother and Granddaughter’s Matching Rings

Sometimes the definition of love can be found in the simplest of places. Perhaps this place is in the split second where a genuine smile brightens the passing eyes that need it. There are other moments, such as a child’s innocent laughter or helping hand, that tell the secret of love’s many faces. Wherever someone is, regardless of age, race, or differences, compassion forever bonds us all.

Whether it is best friends, old lovers, or moms with their daughters, we are all trying to find daily reminders of the relationship we hold with one another. His and Her rings. Best friend bracelets. Matching jewelry. The Jinja Team had no idea that we would contribute to this idea of helping others remind themselves of the love they share. A loving friend and Jinja customer recently purchased two of our sterling silver coral rings. Our team later received a picture of a set of hands sporting the jewelry; one big and one small. We knew, in this moment, that the same passion and dedication that we put into each of our handmade pieces helps foster this reminder of love that can be seen through a grandmother and her granddaughter’s new matching rings.

Sterling Silver: How to Clean and Care

There’s nothing like the gorgeous shine of one of your newly-purchased sterling silver pieces. We’ve all been completely swooned by the shimmery reflection of wearing new jewelry. Unfortunately, we’ve also had to deal with our high-end favorites becoming darker and discolored over time. So, why exactly does this happen? How can we prevent our lovely sterling silver jewelry from tarnishing over time?

It is simple, and we’ll give you the same advice we use.

First – Why does jewelry tarnish?

Sterling Silver is a type of copper alloy. When copper reacts to moisture, sulfur in the atmosphere, and other small compounds, blackening or tarnishing will happen. It is nearly inevitable, however, there are many cautions that be taken to decrease the tarnishing affect.

Things to Avoid:

Chemicals, soaps, solutions, lotions, creams, chlorine and the-like all have the potential to react to the copper alloy characteristic of sterling silver.  In many cases, these substances, such as makeup, contains chemical compounds that will cause a blackening reaction from the jewelry. When washing your hands, dealing with chemicals, cleaning aids, and other solutions, always remove your sterling silver or high-end jewelry. This is a simple preventative method towards tarnishing.

“My jewelry is already tarnished. How do I clean Sterling Silver?”

There are many home remedies on the market, as well as solutions or chemical agents that serve to clean sterling silver. The Jinja Team has always encouraged the public to steer clear of these options. Often times, soaps, these remedies and chemicals will leave build-up on your jewelry. Not only can this irritate the skin over time, but it may also erode your beautiful piece!

What we use and recommend: In order to avoid reacting chemicals and compounds as much as possible, Jinja Jewelry recommends using a combination of the preventative methods stated above, as well as polishing wipes and cloths to clean your sterling silver. There are many of these products on the market, but our personal favorite is Connoisseurs Jewelry Wipes. These wipes can be found at common stores, such as Walmart, Amazon, and others.



Recycled Coral to Fine Jewelry – Jinja Jewelry

What happens to coral after it breaks from the reef and washes ashore?

Some coral sit as memories on dusty bookshelves after being picked up by the small hands of excited children visiting the beach. Others will find their way to decorative jars, or super-glued to some hanging piece of coastal art. However, there are a select few that will find their way to the shores of Java, Indonesia where they may cross paths with the Jinja Team. Jinja’s silversmiths tread the breath-taking coasts of Indonesia, hunting down bits of coral that can later be recycled into stunning jewelry designs. Each coral is hand-sculpted, painted, polished, and embellished with sterling silver. This process took years to perfect, as there were many barriers to overcome when recycling broken coral to form sustainable and fashionably captivating statements.