Aftercare & Cleaning Jewellery
If you need any alterations to any item you have purchased from me, please contact me. It is very important to me that you are completely happy with the piece(s) you have bought. If you need any advice on cleaning your jewellery beyond the care instructions given again please contact me.
Silver jewellery can be dipped into a 'Silver Dip' cleaning solution. After-wards wash well in warm soapy water, and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. This process will work even if the piece incorporates gold.
Gold vermeil jewellery is gold plated sterling silver. The plating standards of gold vermeil are stringent, and the gold used in the plating process must be at least 10 karats, and is much thicker than regular gold-plated pieces. One should keep in mind, however, that gold vermeil items will darken with time. As the sterling silver tarnishes underneath the layer of gold, the piece will change from a bright gold to an antique patina. This can often be a desirable trait, since the “vintage look” is very popular. Since there is no base metal used in gold vermeil, it should be OK for most sensitive skin.
General Care: Remove your jewellery before engaging in practical activities. This will ensure that your jewellery does not get accidentally damaged.
Beauty products for skin and hair can react with precious stones and metals, causing your jewellery to tarnish, discolour and even possibly corrode. Please put your jewellery on last, after applying and cosmetics, scents and sprays.
Take extra care when cleaning jewellery set with stones and pearls. If unsure about how to clean your jewellery please contact me directly.
Storing your jewellery: When storing your jewellery, we recommend doing so in airtight boxes or bags. Exposure to the environment can cause your silver jewellery to tarnish over time. Storing it sensibly will keep it looking newer for longer.
Do not store your jewellery in damp or humid conditions as this causes tarnishing and a damp environment attracts dust to stick and settle in the hard-to-clean settings.