CARING FOR YOUR JEWELLERY
All of the jewellery we make is designed to be worn, loved and to last a lifetime. Following our tips below, your jewellery can be kept sparkling for years to come.
WEARING YOUR JEWELLERY
Silver Jewellery will naturally tarnish over time. To reduce tarnish we recommend the following:
Removing your jewellery when you shower or bathe, particularly on the beach, in the sea and in chlorinated water. Chlorinated water in particular can accelerate tarnishing of silver.
Avoid spraying perfume or applying creams directly onto your jewellery - your jewellery should be the last thing you put on when getting ready.
Keep away from extreme temperatures, humidity and sunlight, and avoid wearing your jewellery when using bleach and other harsh household cleaners.
Wearing a piece regularly can help to slow down the process of tarnishing as the metal moving against your skin and itself will help to keep it clean.
It’s also important to keep pieces out of flowing air and humidity when not being worn.
STORING YOUR JEWELLERY
To protect your jewellery, pieces should be stored in their own box to stop them being scratched or tangled. Ideally keep your jewellery in a dark, cool and dry place.
CLEANING YOUR JEWELLERY
The most effective way to clean your jewellery is to use a soft, lint free cloth to keep silver, gold and copper jewellery looking shiny and lustrous. If your pieces are particularly dirty then warm soapy water and a soft toothbrush can be used to keep your pieces looking beautiful and bright. You can give your pieces a buff with a silver or gold jewellery cloth that is impregnated with silver cleaner to help remove tarnish - this can help delay tarnishing of your pieces as it forms a protective barrier. You can use these cloths until they are black – they shouldn’t be washed.
Gemstones and Pearls:
Most gemstones are quite robust, but if your jewellery contains gemstones please take a little extra care when cleaning, particularly with softer stones such as pearls, opals, lapis lazuli and turquoise. Do not use silver dip, ultrasonic cleaners or excessively hot water as these softer gemstones can become damaged.
Pearls in particular can be discoloured by soap, perfume and make up, so take extra care with them and always store pearls away from other jewellery to avoid scratches.
Where areas of silver have been oxidised (blackened), these are not a permanent finish and after time and wear the oxidisation my wear off. Items can be re-oxidised so please contact us for advice. Do not use polish or a silver cloth on oxidised areas as this will remove the oxidation.