JEWELLERY CARE

how to care for your

STERLING SILVER JEWELLERY

With time, any sterling silver piece will tarnish when exposed to air. Contact with alcohol gel, perfume, chlorine, body lotion, suntan lotion etc. will increase the rate of tarnish so please remove jewellery before showering, sleeping, exercising and swimming. Keeping your jewellery in it’s original box will also help to prevent tarnish.

To clean your jewellery and keep it sparkling, please use the cleaning cloth provided or silver polish if the item is heavily tarnished. If your jewellery is oxidised, please clean with a cloth only. Do not use polish.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR

BRASS JEWELLERY

Like sterling silver, brass will also tarnish naturally over time. With brass this can result in a lovely patina but if you’d prefer to restore your jewellery back to it’s original shine, you have several options.

Use the cleaning cloth provided to remove a light tarnish.

Use washing up liquid and a soft toothbrush.

Use a brass polish such as Brasso or Maas.

for more difficult to clean pieces like the Molten Metal collection, submerge in tomato ketchup (yes it actually works!) for 30 minutes, brush with a soft toothbrush and rinse in clean water.

If your jewellery is oxidised, please clean with a cloth or washing up liquid only. Do not use polish.

Contact with alcohol gel, perfume, chlorine, body lotion, suntan lotion etc. will increase the rate of tarnish so please remove jewellery before showering, sleeping, exercising and swimming. Keeping your jewellery in it’s original box will also help to prevent tarnish.

BRASS INFORMATION

Brass is a lovely warm toned metal and is 100% recyled which makes it a very eco concious choice for jewellery. It is also a much more affordable alternative to gold while still achieving the same look.

Brass, like copper can cause a green mark on the skin in some people depending on how your skin reacts with the metal. This is more common on close fitting pieces like rings and is unlikely to happen with necklaces, earrings and bracelets. I use sterling silver chains and ear findings to minimise the risk. The green mark is not harmful in any way and can be removed with soap and water.

ANY QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about caring for your jewellery, please.....