Jewellery Care

COPPER

  1. Our copper rings are not sealed so you can benefit from the healing properties of copper. Bright copper has a shiny rose gold like color that will darken naturally over time. To get the shine back you can simply rub it with a jewellery polishing cloth.
  2. Real stones used in jewellery may have some imperfections like cracks or scratches that make them even more unique and individual.
  3. Be sure to store your copper jewellery in a dry storage container. The storage area should also be cool. Excess heat will cause the copper to change color, and develop a green patina finish. If possible, wrap the copper pieces on an tarnish resistant cloth. Place the wrapped jewellery in a resealable plastic bag.
  4. Be sure to remove any copper jewellery before you wash your hands, do any cleaning or go swimming. The moisture will cause the copper to tarnish. Remove the copper pieces before you apply any hand cream, lotions or perfume. The chemicals in these products can damage the copper. Remove your jewellery before you go to bed, to prevent any accidental bending while you are sleeping.

SILVER

  1. Sterling silver, like other precious metal alloys, can oxidise with time. But properly maintained silver jewellery improves with age and develops a lush patina. Treat your silver well, care for it properly and it will reward you with a long life and a lustrous look.
  2. Clean your silver jewellery with a mild soap and water solution, allowing the water to bead up, and then patting dry with a soft cloth. For more stubborn dirt, use a cleaner designed for silver use.
  3. Store your silver in a cool, dry place, preferably in a tarnish-preventive bag or wrapped in a soft piece of felt or cloth.Store pieces individually so that they don’t knock together and scratch.
  4. Do not rub silver with anything other than a polishing cloth. Tissue paper or paper towels can cause scratches because of the fibres in these products.Make sure your silver is not exposed to air and light during storage – this can cause silver to tarnish.
  5. Don’t wear sterling silver in chlorinated water or when working with household chemicals.To remove any tarnish the simple use of a special Silver Dip or rubbing with a Silver Cloth is all that is required to renew the brilliance and shine.

GOLD PLATED & VERMEIL JEWELLERY

  1. Do not spray on perfume or other sprays while wearing your gold plated jewellery. Wear your jewellery after you have sprayed on your favourite perfume so that chemicals on the spray or perfume does not interact with your jewellery’s metal.
  2. Wait until your lotion or cream is dry or has been absorbed by your skin before you wear your gold plated ring, bracelet or necklace.
  3. Substances like oil, nail polish, nail polish remover, chlorine, perfume and the like may react with metal/plated jewellery and will cause it to tarnish easily. This also goes with sweat, so make sure you don’t forget to remove your gold plated jewellery when you exercise or anything that would require heavy physical work, and also when swimming.
  4. Every after use, clean your plated jewellery with a cotton ball or a very soft cloth to remove any dust and dirt it has acquired. Gently rubbing the surface of your gold plated jewellery using a soft jewellery cloth also helps restore shine.
  5. If your jewellery needs more cleaning you may clean it with warm, soapy water. Soak it for a few minutes and you may clean it with a soft brush. Stay away from jewellery cleaners and antibacterial soaps which may have certain components that will just make your gold plated jewellery tarnish more quickly.
  6. To avoid scratches, wrap your jewellery in a soft cloth after cleaning or keep it in a jewellery box separate from other types of jewellery you have.