CARING FOR YOUR JEWELLERY

GENERAL CARE

With a little care and attention it is easy to protect your jewellery and keep it looking perfect. Silver can tarnish over time causing it to look dull or discoloured. This is the result of a natural chemical reaction with the air. Tarnishing can be minimised through some simple interventions but it is also easy to restore to its usual lustre.

  • When you’re not wearing your jewellery, ensure that it is stored in a box or a pouch to prevent tangling or scratches.
  • Be sure to store your jewellery out of direct sunlight and avoid damp or humid conditions, as this can encourage tarnishing.
  • Keep your jewellery away from any household chemicals and solvents.
  • Avoid contact with perfumes, hairspray and lotions. When using these always apply some time before putting on your jewellery, and never spray it directly onto jewellery.
  • Avoid wearing your jewellery in the shower or when swimming.

CLEANING SERVICES

Some of our jewellers offer professional cleaning services to restore and revitalise their work for a small charge. Please get in touch with us through our contact form to arrange cleaning. 

 

CLEANING YOUR JEWELLERY AT HOME

All pieces benefit from a general clean every now and again. Soak in a basin of warm soapy water for a minute or two. You can use a soft cloth or an old soft toothbrush to gently remove any stubborn dirt.  Rinse and dry carefully on a soft towel or with some kitchen tissue.

FURTHER STEPS

Should your jewellery need a more thorough clean you can use Silver Foam, a paste that is generally available with an accompanying sponge. Please consult the instructions before use.

We advise that you do not use Silver Foam on items that have been strung, or contain stones or pearls.

RESTORING FINISHES

Matt surfaces can begin to polish up over time. This is especially true of rings. Please contact us if you would like matt finish pieces returned to their prior condition.

You can use a silver or gold polishing cloth to restore the shine to any polished pieces and to chains.

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