General Care Instructions
Jewellery can tarnish when exposed to salts, oils, moisture, and acids, our skin can transfer all of these. Please see below some tips on how to keep your jewellery beautiful.
- Dry your hands before putting on any piece of jewellery and remove your jewellery before showering, swimming or exercising. Avoid applying creams and lotions or spraying perfume directly onto your jewellery.
- Thoroughly wipe each piece of jewellery with a soft clean cloth as soon as you remove it. The aim is to remove any oil, salt or moisture and to ensure that the piece is dry. This will prolong the beauty of each piece.
- Store your jewellery in its pouch, bag, box, or in your own jewellery box, and try to keep pieces apart, so that they don't rub together or tangle up, if you don’t have any of the above then a ziplock plastic bag is perfect for storage.
- Minor tarnish can be buffed off with a jewellery polishing cloth, even heavily tarnished pieces can be cleaned with specialist cleaner relative to its material (always follow the manufactures instructions). Plated items can be cleaned with a soft and non-abrasive cloth to renew their shine.
Aluminium is nickel and lead free. It has less skin reaction than sterling silver and is essentially hypo-allergenic. It will not tarnish, and is very easy to clean. Aluminium is a lightweight metal making it very comfortable to wear, and it will not react to moisture, oils, or acids like other metals do. It can be kept clean by simply using warm soapy water and drying with a soft cloth.
Brass & Copper
Brass is a metallic alloy made up of copper and zinc. It will naturally tarnish which is a look loved by so many. There are endless methods to keep your pieces in their original condition including lemon juice, soy sauce and tomato ketchup however we love Brasso for a full clean which we would recommend on a monthly basis. Whichever method you decide to use, please ensure that your item is dried with a soft cloth, preferably jewellery. General wear recommendations are above.
We use 925 sterling silver, any pieces that weigh over 7.78 grams are sent to the London Assay office for hallmarking. Sterling silver is an alloy of silver and other metals, usually copper, giving it strength and a little more durability, as pure silver is too soft for everyday wear. As with all precious metals, sterling silver will tarnish although it is less likely to happen as quickly if regularly worn. There are endless methods to keep your pieces in their original condition including baking soda, washing powder and toothpaste. We clean our pieces in warm soapy water and thoroughly dry with a soft cloth before storing. You can also polish your silver jewellery with a soft cloth or specialist jewellery cleaner.
Stainless Steel + IP plated
IP Plating (Ion plating) is used on both rose gold and gold items that are marked as IP plated. The centre is Stainless Steel and the outside has a layer of titanium oxide, which can be used as a pigment (gold & rose gold) and has the same non allergenic properties as stainless steel. The process turns the titanium oxide into electric ions which becomes a harder and more durable coating with a higher brightness than that produced through traditional plating methods, It will not chip like other methods of plating and it will never turn green. To clean you can simply wash your piece in some warm water and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Re-sizing Cuff Bracelets & Cuff Rings
The cuff bracelets and cuff rings can be easily teased into a smaller or larger size. Place the bracelet on your wrist and wrap your hand over the bracelet and lightly grip it in short light motions, you will feel the bracelet tease into a smaller size which will also be the perfect size for the shape of your wrist. The same applies with the ring while it is placed on your finger. Do not attempt to do this with either the cuff bracelet or cuff ring while its not being worn as this will run the risk of bending the piece.
All of our products have been extensively tested to ensure the quality of your personalised gifts.