Many factors can influence the wear and tear of jewellery therefore you should always try to ensure that your jewellery is properly stored away from chemicals, sunlight and direct heat/cold.
Ideally, store your jewellery in an air tight ziplock bag or pouch and try to keep each piece separate . Always remove your jewellery when applying scent, lotions and perfumes, jewellery should be the last thing to put on when getting dressed.
Avoid wearing your jewellery whilst in the shower or swimming as this can accelerate the tarnishing.
Sterling Silver is an alloy of silver and other metals, usually copper. Pure silver is too soft for everyday wear; therefore, copper is generally used to give it strength while at the same time preserving the ductility of the metal and its beauty.
As with most precious metals, sterling silver can tarnish over time, although, this is less likely to happen as quickly if regularly worn, and properly cared for.
Clean your silver jewellery in warm soapy water, ensuring that it is rinsed thoroughly and dried before storing. Alternatively polish your silver jewellery with a soft silver cloth or silver solution
SEMI PRECIOUS STONES
"Due to the nature of the semi precious stones, some stones may display natural inclusions and variation of colours. Avoid salt water and harsh chemicals such as chlorine, bleach or other detergents as they can cause lasting damage.
The chemicals may erode the finish and polish of the gems leaving them dull. Hairspray, perfume and perspiration can also cause dullness if not regularly cleaned off your jewellery.
Storage in a soft pouch is recommended.
PLATED GOLD on STERLING SILVER
A thin layer of gold is used to coat the original surface of sterling silver. As it’s not 100% gold, extra care is needed to maximise its lifespan.
To keep your plated jewellery shiny, clean after every wear with a very soft cloth or a cotton wool ball to remove any dirt. Gently rubbing the surface will help to restore its shine. Do NOT use a ‘polishing’ cloth as this will strip away the plating.
Avoid wearing your jewellery in the shower or whilst swimming as this will accelerate the gold plating to rub off. Sterling Silver jewellery can be re plated and we offer this service in store at an additional cost.
Brass is made from a combination of zinc and copper, and may tarnish easily when exposed to the air.
To keep your brass jewellery pieces looking as new, keep it in an air tight ziplock bag.